These walks enable you to explore the network of footpaths around Bolton. Each walk, unless specified, is about 4 miles in length. Details of the start point together with the relevant bus route are given with each walk. Walks must be PRE-BOOKED by texting or phoning Lou on 07815076797 (Evenings only)

Note that buses leave from Bolton Interchange, times can be checked by phoning 0161 244 1000

Sun 11th April Circular walk around Smithills
Meet at: Moss Bank Park, Events car park, off Barrow Bridge Rd, BL1 7NL at 2pm
Bus 501 - alight Captains Clough, walk down to park.
Sun 9th May Circular walk round Blackrod & Adlington
Meet at: The lay-by on A6 just before the intersection of A6 and Chorley Road, Blackrod, opposite the Cherry Tree bar/restaurant, BL6 5LA at 2pm.
Bus 575 from Bolton interchange, alight 1st stop on Chorley Rd & short walk down to lay-by on A6.  
Sun 13th June Exploring the Bolton Bury Canals
Meet at: Main car park, Moses Gate Country Park, Farnworth, BL4 7QS at 2pm.
Bus 8 from Bolton interchange. Alight Loxham Street then short walk down to park gates
Sun 11th July A circular walk round Adlington
Meet at: Bus stop on A673, park on small car park on Rossendale Drive, Anderton, PR6 9AB or park on the A673 at 2pm.
Bus 125 - alight Rothwell Rd, Anderton.
Sun 8th August Walker Fold & Hidden Reservoir
Meet at: The new Woodland Trust car park on Walker Fold Road, BL1 7PT at 2pm.
Bus 125 from Bolton interchange to Bob Smithy pub (0.25 mile walk down to car park).
Sun 12th September A venture round Ainsworth
Meet at: Garden centre, Radcliffe Moor Road, Radcliffe, BL2 6RE at 2pm.
Sorry no bus service available.


This Spring/Summer the walks are scattered in all directions. We are repeating some of the popular walks we have done over the years, heading for the hills, following old railway lines, rivers and canals. We hope these walks will encourage people to join us for some of our other rambles around Bolton. Sturdy footwear is advisable.

If you have a favourite walk around Bolton, which you could share, please e-mail Lou at We are always looking for new ideas.