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. For more information contact Malcolm at

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

Sun 14th April Moses Gate Country Park
Meet at: Moses Gate Country Park car park, BL4 7QS at 2pm.
Buses 8, 22, 37 and 524
Walk Leader; Debbie Adamson
Sun 12th May South Turton Ramble
Meet at: the Flag Inn, junction of Hardmans Lane/Arnold Road Bromley Cross, BL7 9HL at 2pm. Street parking on Hardmans Lane or Old Quarry Lane (first left up the hill from the Flag).
No. 1 bus to Blackburn, Dunscar War Memorial stop or Bromley Cross railway station (one mile)
Walk Leader; Brian Whittle
Sun 9th June Westhoughton, Borsdane Wood Circular
Meet outside St Bartholomew's Church, opposite the school, BL5 2BG at 2pm.
Bus 7 and 559
Walk Leader; Lynn Sheen
Sun 14th July Whiteheads Lodges from Ainsworth
Meet at: The Duke William pub, Well Street, Ainsworth, BL2 5SQ at 2pm. There is parking on the main road (Bury New Road) or in the lane leading to the Duke.
511 (Only one an hour)
Walk Leader; Ann Myerscough
Sun 11th August Harwood, Affetside
Meet and park near The Grey Mare, Tottington Road, BL2 4DA at 2pm.
Bus 507 fron stand E, Bolton interchange.
Walk Leader; Judith Hulton
Sun 8th September New Springs, Top Lock, Borsdane Wood
Meet at: Borsdane Wood car park, Aspull, WN2 1QE at 2pm.
Sorry, no bus service
Walk Leader; Sue Gough


These local walks are designed to introduce new walkers and those wishing to restart this enjoyable pass-time to the varied landscapes in the Bolton area. The walks are never strenuous or fast but sturdy footware is advisable. No need to book just turn up, non-members are welcome.

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