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. Information about any of these walks can be obtained by phoning Lou on 07815076797 (Evenings only)

Note that buses leave from Bolton Interchange, times can be checked by phoning 0161 228 7811

Sun 14th October A Level Walk Round Lower Rivington
Meet at: Horwich Leisure Centre at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 125 from Bolton
Sun 11th November Remembrance Sunday Walk
Meet at: Rivington village car park (down the side of the school) at 2.00 p.m.
Sorry No Bus
Sun 30th December Winter Walking Festival - Taking High Road Round High Rid
Meet at: Doffcocker Lodge car park (opposite Triangle Church) at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 125 from Bolton to Doffcocker pub
Sun 13th January Moses Gate Country Park
Meet at: Moses Gate CP car park (opposite lake) at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 8 or 37 from Bolton
Sun 10th February Rivington Terrace Gardens
Meet at: Lever Park Avenue car park (on left just past the school) at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 125 from Bolton to the Crown then walk down Lever Park Ave
Sun 10th March Another Way Round Blackrod
Meet at: Lay-by on the A6 (just before intersection of A6 and Chorley Road) at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 575 from Bolton alight at 1st stop on Chorley Road and short walk back
Sun 14th April Up Hill, Down Hill and Round about Astley Bridge
Meet at: Green Way Halli'th'Wood, Crompton Way (opp Fire Station) at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 525 from Bolton arrives 6 mins past hour, walk will start after it arrives


The Thursday Walkers meet in front of Horwich Leisure Centre at 10.30 for a moderately energetic walk (5 miles). The walks aim to finish back at the Leisure Centre for 12.30. On the third Thursday of the month there is a car ramble, we drive a few miles out from our usual starting point to explore different footpaths in the locality, the car rambles usually last 2.5 hours due to additional travel time. No car? No problem, someone will always give you a lift. You will be surprised with the variety of footpaths from woodland to moors that we explore, you will discover paths that you probably never knew existed. Sturdy footwear (preferably boots) essential. There is no need to book, just turn up and give it a try, you will be made most welcome.


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