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31st Aug

Location: The Last Drop Village, Bolton

Leader Bob Armstrong
Depart Time Stretford 9.00am
Travel Time 35mins
Grade Moderate
Distance 8 or 8.5miles
Map Explorer 287 West Pennine Moors
Postcode BL7 9PZ
Grid Ref 723141 ( shown on map as Retail Outlet)
Approx Ascent 500ft
Brief Description The intended walk is 8 miles; however, if the weather is as hot as when reccied it is possible to take a slightly longer route involving more shade (8.5 miles). From The Last Drop we cross Turton Golf Course and drop down to The Witton Weavers' Way. We eventually reach the dam across Turton and Entwistle Reservoir. We pass The Strawbury Duck P.H and drop down to Wayoh reservoir. We continue along this reservoir and Jumbles reservoir. There is then a steady climb (250ft) over 3/4 mile to return to The Last Drop. I'm not well informed about pubs in the area of The Last Drop. If if it is very hot we could take a break at a couple of pubs on the route and there is a good cafe on the site. The Hotel itself is a bit up market and might not welcome walkers!! Car parking is free. When entering the complex do not take the left fork into the main hotel car park, but take the right fork and then pass through the next large car park outside two conference/wedding venues. The next large car park should have plenty of room.

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