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Wednesday September 9th

Location: Winter Hill

Leader

Jeff Horton

Time at start 10:30

 

Travel Time

15 Minutes from the motorway

Grade

Moderate

Distance

 

Map

Explorer 287 West Pennine Moors

Postcode

BL1 7PT

Grid Ref

 SD676 124

Approx Ascent

1150 feet

Brief Description

: This walk goes to the Winter Hill mast using paths less trodden on the Smithills Moor side of the hill. We ascend through a series of wooded cloughs to cross Coal Pit Road, head to Dean Mills reservoir and then follow the line of Dean Ditch to the mast. We then walk a short way down the road before cutting across to Two Lads and then descending to Pike Cottage. Here there is the opportunity to take some refreshment at the takeaway café. From here we descend to Ormston's farm and then through Wilderswood and back across the moor, crossing the mast road and then taking the path below Burnt Edge back to the car park. Given the elevation there are great views if the weather is fine. In the event of bad weather there are options to shorten the route.

To Book on this walk see email on Friday 4th

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