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6 great walks near Bolton

PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:38 17 November 2018

Smithills Hall by Kirsty Thompson

Smithills Hall by Kirsty Thompson

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With the West Pennine Moors and the summits of Rivington Pike and Winter Hill right on its doorstp, Bolton has plenty of options for walkers.

Horrocks Fold Quarry by Keith CarterHorrocks Fold Quarry by Keith Carter

Smithills and Horrocks Moor

4 miles from Bolton

Starting out from Smithills Hall, take a walk through Lancashire’s industrial heritage in the hills near Bolton.

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Horwich Moor by Keith CarterHorwich Moor by Keith Carter

Horwich Moor

4 miles from Bolton

A walk from Horwich which passes through Wilderswood and Pike Cottage before exploring the open moorland in the shadow of Winter Hill.

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Winter Hill by John LenehanWinter Hill by John Lenehan

Noon Hill and Winter Hill

6 miles from Bolton

Take in the beauty of the West Pennine Moors by setting off from Belmont before tackling the summits of Noon Hill and Winter Hill.

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Rivington Pike Tower by Kirsty ThompsonRivington Pike Tower by Kirsty Thompson

Rivington Pike

7 miles from Bolton

Great House Barn attracts walkers, cyclists, bikers and motorists all year round, set off from here to explore the features of Leverhulme Park, before heading up to enjoy the views from Rivington Pike.

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Entwistle Viaduct by John LenehanEntwistle Viaduct by John Lenehan

Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs

8 miles from Bolton

The Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs between them supply over 50% of drinking water to Bolton, this walk that takes in both makes for a lovely afternoon that can be enjoyed any time of year.

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The lovely view back down to Belmont by John LenehanThe lovely view back down to Belmont by John Lenehan

Great Hill and Belmont Reservoir

10 miles from Bolton

Explore the ruins of Hollinshead Hall before enjoying the stunning views fro the summit of Great Hill and then onto Hordern Stoops and the village of Belmont.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

 

 

 

 

 

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