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6 great walks near Ramsbottom

PUBLISHED: 01:00 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:57 31 August 2018

Holcombe Hill Ramsbottom by Sean Nolan

Holcombe Hill Ramsbottom by Sean Nolan


Ramsbottom may have become a property hotspot and a foodie destination in recent years, but thing that remains a constant is the wonderful walking landscape right on its doorstep.

Peel Tower by John LenehanPeel Tower by John Lenehan

Holcombe Moor and Peel Tower

0 miles from Ramsbottom

A lovely short walk on Holcombe Moor from Ramsbottom with splendid views of the Rossendale moors and on a good day, the Peak District from Peel Tower.

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Musbury Tor by John LenehanMusbury Tor by John Lenehan

Musbury Tor

4 miles from Ramsbottom

Standing on the end of a spur of Holcombe Moor, Musbury Tor dominates the skyline. Standing on the summit which is 340 metres high, rewards you with magnificent views.

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River Irwell, Burrs Country Park by Steve BrickstockRiver Irwell, Burrs Country Park by Steve Brickstock

Burrs Country Park, Tottington

4 miles from Ramsbottom

Burrs Country Park has a diverse landscape that includes woodlands and wetlands within its 36 acres, this walk follows the route of the Irwell Sculpture Trail northwards.

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Calf Hey from Musbury Heights by John LenehanCalf Hey from Musbury Heights by John Lenehan

Musbury Heights

5 miles from Ramsbottom

Set off from the Clough Head Café and Visitor Centre in Rossendale and go onto explore the landscape around Hog Lowe Pike and Musbury Heights.

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Viaduct at Wayoh Reservoir by Roger SharpViaduct at Wayoh Reservoir by Roger Sharp

Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs

6 miles from Ramsbottom

Head over to the West Pennine Moors and explore the tranquil countryside around the famous series of reservoirs that are surrounded by stunning scenery.

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Footbridge at Naden Brook by John LenehanFootbridge at Naden Brook by John Lenehan

Ashworth and Heywood

7 miles from Ramsbottom

Most people pass by Heywood when travelling on the nearby M62, this hidden gem of a walk starts near the Bird at Birtle and you that this is an area well worth a visit.

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