WEEKLY THURSDAY WALKS from Horwich Leisure Centre

Every week there is a brisk walk of 4/5 miles starting and finishing at Horwich Leisure Centre. The walks start at 10.30 am and aim to finish around 12.30 pm. There is a large variety of walks available from Horwich, sometimes we climb up to Rivington Pike, Two Lads or the Pigeon Tower. We may explore Lower Rivington Rservoir, the Japanese Gardens, Wilderswood , the Ravine, Bottom o'th Moor or walk to Blackrod.

3rd THURSDAY of the Month Walks

On the third Thursday of the month we venture a little further from our usual starting point of Horwich Leisure Centre and may start the walk from Rivington Village, Doffocker, Aspull, Blackrod or Anglezarke. This is again a brisk walk of 4/5 miles but due to additional travelling time these walks usually finish around 12.45 pm. The starting points of these walks are detailed on the Ramblers Walksfinder website page (see below link) a week before the walk. One of the walk leaders will be at Horwich Leisure Centre (leaving at 10.30 pm prompt) to give a lift to those without transport.

Contact tony.hough@ntlworld.com, or for further information of Thursday, and other Bolton walks, visit: www.ramblers.org.uk/walksfinder Click to View


New this Summer two evening walks.

Wednesday 12th June - An Evening Walk around Rivington

Leaving from outside Blackedge Brewery at 6.45 pm, this is a two hour moderately paced walk around Rivington finishing back at the brewery. The brewery is situated on Hampson Street, Horwich, BL6 7JH (walk down from Chorley New Road at the side of the original Bay Horse and the building is on the left). Bus 125 or 575 from Bolton alight at The Crown, then 2 minute walk.

Wednesday 7th August - An Evening Walk around Smithills

Starting at Doffcocker Lodge car park at 6.45 pm, this is a leisurely two hour walk around Smithills taking in cloughs, fields and forest, with an opportunity for a drink at the end. The car park entrance is opposite the Triangle Church on Chorley Old Road. Bus 125 from Bolton to Triangle Church.

CROMPTON WALKS - with local history guides

Throughout March and April 2019 a series of one-hour guided walks, led by a local historian, will take place in Bolton starting at 10.30 am. For more information visist www.cromptonwalks.com.


Fancy a great day out in the Yorkshire Dales? The Challenge lets hillwalkers of all abilities participate in either a 12-mile or 26-mile circuit around Ingleborough. For more details visit: www.cro.org.uk/challenge.