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Steve C


An easy to moderate, 6 mile circular walk, that goes through Walkers Fold Woods and over part of the Smithills Estate. Then joins Winter Hill, about half way up and follows a low gradient path that winds up to two of the Three Lads cairns for lunch (bring your own).

The route continues winding broadly up (maintaining a low gradient) with views of Rivington Pike in the distance, but falls short of the top of Winter Hill and continues down to a short bit of road, then back into woods before returning to the Car Park.

There is a flight of steps to climb near the beginning. 

Bring lunch and drinks.

The woodland parts can be muddy so waterproof, anti-slip footwear is advisable.

Terrain is quite varied but is mostly established trails with moorland, woods and views from the hill.

See you there.

Start Point and Time

Barrow Bridge Road (Free) Car Park at 12:30pm

Directions to Start

Take Halliwell Rd/A6099 to Barrow Bridge Rd in Bolton.

The Barrow Bridge Road car park entrance is opposite :-

76 Barrow Bridge Rd,



The Lat, Long for the car park entrance is :-

53.601798, -2.473806


On the day, contact Steve on 07712 075860

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