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An easy 4.5 mile walk with extensive, breathtaking 360 degree views from the moors.

Walk Leader

Dave H

Walk Description

We start this Easter Sunday circular walk from Abbey Village and follow a route uphill initially, onto the moors. On a clear day, there are fine views of Black Combe in the Lake District, Blackpool Tower and Pendle Hill and beyond. Fab!

During the walk, we’ll stop off to have a look at the memorial to Private James Miller who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his valiant part in the Battle of the Somme during the 1st World War and had lived and worked in Withnell. We also follow part of the disused Feniscowles-Chorley railway line which is now a nature reserve.

The walk follows roads and well marked paths which are good in most parts but there are some uneven and rocky and muddy sections. Sturdy walk boots/footwear recommended.

Please bring your lunch and we’ll find a spot with spectacular views to sit and eat it. There is a small cafe on the latter part of the walk route (The Cottage Tea Rooms in Brinscall) where we can stop for a cuppa and slice of cake but please don’t rely on having your lunch here in case there’s a big Easter Sunday crowd and we can’t get in.

We can stop off at the Hare and Hounds for a drink at the end for those who wish to do so.

I hope you can join me for this Easter walk.

Start Point and Time

The Hare and Hounds Inn, Bolton Rd, Abbey Village, Chorley, PR6 8DP

Meet at 12.30pm – the walk should take us about 4 hours max including cafe stop.

Directions to Start

The Hare and Hounds Inn is located on the A675 between Belmont and the M65.

There is free on-street parking in the village. I suggest Dole Lane which is opposite the pub. If it’s busy then there is on street parking on the A675 further along from the pub.

We will be heading up Dole Lane for the walk but as the pavement is narrow its easier to meet near the pub.

Contact phone no.

07929 829 284