FELLWALKER Alfred Wainwright once said: "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”

When dressed properly for the elements, including the rain which is forecast all weekend, nothing beats a walk in one of Bolton's glorious beauty spots ­— especially if it followed by a roast.

And Sunday really isn't a Sunday without someone saying 'let's go for a walk'.

We bring you three stunning walks, whatever the weather, followed by the top three places, rated by TripAdvisor, to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast beef lunch.


Black Dog and Belmont, picture Si Caton

Black Dog and Belmont, picture Si Caton


The Black Dog is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of Bolton/Lancashire, with walks aplenty to enjoy.

Tackle Winter Hill or mooch round the village,the choice is yours.

At the end there will be pint waiting at The Black Dog, Church Street, Belmont .

One diner commented only recently: "The food is good and reasonably priced. The waitress was very pleasant. There are small alcoves , one with an open fire in the winter. There is also a larger brighter area with an ice cream bar. It's a dog friendly pub too."


Black Bull and Entwistle,picture by Claire Eckersley-Stott

Black Bull and Entwistle,picture by Claire Eckersley-Stott


Black Bull in picture postcard Edgworth Village is also a favourite overlooking Wayoh. As well as exploring Entwistle Reservoir, step back into time at Turton Tower. The grounds can be enjoyed with the Tower reopening in March.

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Rivington and  Bob Smithy  Inn


Bob Smithy Innis the perfect place to relax after a trek to Rivington Pike, where you will see the newly restored historic gardens.

And don't just take our word for it, the walk was featured in BBC's Countryfile Magazine as one of the best walks to do.

The pub on Chorley Old Road has received great reviews.