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 Bus Station, times can be checked by phoning 0161 228 7811

Sun 8th October A Clough, Two Parks and a Footballer
Meet at: The Lion of Vienna, Chorley New Road, Bolton at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 575 (to Bolton School)
Sun 12th November Remembrance Sunday Walk
Meet at: Rivington Village car park (down side of the school) at 2.00 p.m.
Sorry no bus
Sun 31st December Winter Walking Festival
Meet at: Moses Gate Country Park car park at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 8 or 37 to Moses Gate, walk to park entrance
Sun 14th January Blackrod Bottoms
Meet at: Blackrod Parish Church (St Katherine's), New Street at 2.00pm
Bus 575 to Wigan
Sun 11th February Historic Turton Tower
Meet at: Turton Tower car park at 2.00 p.m.
Sorry no bus
Sun 11th March A different way from Doffcocker
Meet at: Doffcocker Lodge car park at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 125 or 519 to Triangle Church
Sun 8th April Bottom o'th' Moor Circular
Meet at: Horwich Leisure Centre at 2.00 p.m.
Bus 125 to Leisure Centre)


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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