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David and Steve


A fairly easy 7 mile walk in Moses Gate Country Park along historic canal towpaths and through countryside. The canal is being restored by volunteers and has a colourful ‘Meccano’ bridge. I have recently recced this walk and have discovered a new more comfortable and exciting route. This will take us through an enchanted emerald forest where all the trees are covered in moss and you might expect to chance upon a fairy or nymph!

Later we will pass the Horseshoe Pub which is now doing food again at very reasonable prices and quite a good menu selection. We can stop here if we so wish but please bring your own sandwiches which if you prefer can be eaten at an earlier stopping point.

Walking boots are recommended as the paths tend to be very muddy.

Start Point and Time

We start the walk from the car park of Moses Gate Country Park car park which is free to park. Aim to park towards the bottom end of the car park where will shall meet at 12.00pm.


Please note that there is a change to the normal route from the A666. The road through Farnworth does not give access to the country park currently as the bridge is closed. So leave the A666 at the junction after Farnworth instead: it is signposted Bolton Hospital/Raikes Lane Industrial Estate. Then follow the diversion signs. Postcode for the park is BL4 7QS.


Please call David and Steve on Mobile 07875 275918