WEEKLY THURSDAY WALKS from Horwich Leisure Centre

Every week, except on the third Thursday of the month, there are 5-mile circular walks that start from the car park opposite the entrance to Horwich Leisure Centre. On the 1st & 2nd Thursday of the month it is a brisk walk, whilst on the 4th Thursday a slower pace walk is undertaken suitable for returning and new walkers.

On the third Thursday of the month we have a car ramble. When we have a car ramble our starting point varies as we explore the countryside within a 20 minute drive time from Horwich Leisure Centre.

All walks start at 10.30 am and finish around 12.30 pm. Details of the starting points for the car rambles are posted one week before the on the website at www.ramblers.org.uk/walksfinder Click to View
they frequently finish at a local hostelry of cafe. For more information contact: tony.hough@ntlworld.com

Date: Tues 19th April Peel Tower
Meet at Lumb Carr Rd car park, Holcombe, Bury, BL8 4NN (SD781162) at 10.30am. The 480 bus, from Bolton to Bury, stops in Holcombe Brook,(1 mile, 25 minute walk uphill to start of the walk)
6 miles
Walk Leader: Ken Jacobs
Date: Tues 17th May Astley Green
Meet outside the Lancashire Mining Museum, M29 7JB at 10.15am (walk finish at 12.30pm with optional lunch, also at 2pm a tour around the Mining Museum)
5 miles
Walk Leader: Ken Jacobs
Date: Tues 7th June Tockholes
Meet at the Royal Arms, Ryal Fold, Darwen, BB3 0PA at 11.00am, (walk finish 1.00pm with optional lunch at Royal Arms)
4.5 miles
Walk Leader: Clive Hilton
Date: Tues 21st June Snowdon
Meet at Maes Parcio Rhyd Ddu, (Rhyd Ddu car park) £6 for the day. LL5 6TH gets you within 1/4 mile of the carpark (SH570525) at 9.30am. *You must pre-register for this walk with Ken Jacobs at ken.jacobs.2011@gmail.com and provide your mobile telephone number so we can contact should weather conditions force the cancellation of the walk.
10 miles, 7/8 hrs
Walk Leader: Ken Jacobs
Date: Tues 28th June Chorley on Market Day
Meet at the Crown Hotel, Horwich, BL6 7QJ at 10.40am, pub lunch in Adlington (12.00pm) then canal walk to Chorley (arrive at 2.45pm). Train or regular bus service back from Chorley to Horwich/Bolton.
7.5 miles
Walk Leader: Tony Hough
Date: Tues 5th July Clitheroe
10.00am Bolton train service to Clitheroe. Walk starts at Langho train station, BB6 8EA with stop at Whalley for pub lunch before continuing to Clitheroe. Return train is 5.19pm from Clitheroe arriving 6.17pm at Bolton.
8.5 miles
Walk Leader: Clive Hilton
Date: Tues 23rd August Carnforth
Meet at Carnforth station, LA5 9TR (SD496706) at 10.30am (walk finish approx. 1.00pm). *Check train times as start time may be adjusted to fit with journey from Bolton.
6.5 miles
Walk Leader: Ken Jacobs
Date: Tues 30th August Abbey Village
Meet at Hare and Hounds, 125 Bolton Rd, Abbey Village, Chorley, PR6 8BP at 11.00am. (walk finish approx. 1.00pm with optional pub lunch)
5.5 miles
Walk Leader: Clive Hilton
Date: Tues 13th September Fairy Glen Circular
Meet at Appley Bridge railway station, WN6 9AZ at 10.45am. Either bring packed lunch for 12.00pm stop, or wait till after walk and have pub lunch at the Boathouse at 2.00pm.
7.5 miles
Walk Leader: Tony Hough

For further information contact: tony.hough@ntlworld.com, or for more details on all of the above visit: www.ramblers.org.uk/walksfinder Click to View