NOTHING beats a lovely summer walk and we've got some crackers around Bolton.

Here are our pick of five of the best...


The Bolton News:

YOU can’t even begin to think about heading out for an amazing summer walk without first exploring Rivington Pike.

The pike itself dominates at the peak of the West Pennine Moors just outside Bolton and

Great House Barn at the foot of the hill attracts walkers, cyclists, bikers and motorists all year round.

There are loads of ways to discover one of Bolton’s crown jewels, but we recommend setting off from the barn to explore the features of Leverhulme Park, before heading up to enjoy the views from Rivington Pike.

But wherever you explore Rivington from, you’ll be sure to be rewarded with some fantastic views.


The Bolton News:

THE Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs between them supply more than half of drinking water to Bolton.

And a walk around the area certainly makes for a lovely afternoon that can be enjoyed any time of year.

We recommend starting from Entwistsle railway station.

This picture was taken by Camera Club member Phil Johnson.


The Bolton News:

THERE is a popular circular walk from Railway Street in Ramsbottom giving you everything - spectacular views, woodland, riverside rambling and heritage. Have a rest when you reach Peel Tower to catch your breath and admire views across Manchester and the North West. This picture showing lovely purple heather below Peel Tower on a summer day was taken by Adam Taylor.


The Bolton News:

BELMONT reservoir is a lovely place to explore, and not far from the centre of Bolton. From here your can explore the ruins of Hollinshead Hall and enjoy stunning views fro the summit of Great Hill and then onto Hordern Stoops and the village of Belmont. This picture of the Belmont Reservoir Over-flow was taken by Camera club member Roy Higson.


The Bolton News:

IF you are looking to explore a little further afield, you could do a lot worse than lace up your hiking boots and explore the Forest of Bowland in north Lancashire.

The area was the route taken by the “Pendle witches” to their trial at Lancaster Castle in 1612. The Grey Stone of Trough, at the head of the pass, marks the line of the pre-1974 county boundary between Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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