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Guided circular walks held on the third Sunday of the month between June and September, all walks start at 1.30 p.m. and finish between 3 and 4 p.m.


Led by volunteers with a particular interest in and knowledge of Ramsbottom and district.

2 – 3 hours in duration over distances between 3 to 5 miles; taken at a leisurely pace the walks are suitable for reasonably fit adults and children, dogs welcome.

We hope everyone will enjoy an afternoon out and benefit from the exercise and friendly company. Sensible footwear and waterproof clothing is recommended.

Please note that paths may be uneven. Be prepared for sun, rain or cold weather.

For further information on each walk, contact the relevant leader

Summer Walks 2018

Sunday June 17th  1.30 p.m.   The Mills of Dearden Clough 

Meet outside Grants Arms  - Shared transport from the meeting place to the start of the walk

The residents of Dearden Clough near Edenfield, lived, wove and printed fabric and swam in this fascinating little valley. Stout shoes needed, uneven ground, some uphill walking

Leader  Kate Slingsby    01706 822730

Sunday July 15th 1.30 p.m  The pubs and Clubs of Ramsbottom

Meet outside Grants Arms

Much of the social life of Ramsbottom revolved around the pubs and clubs, and this walk opens a window on the activities and excesses of 200 years of history

Leader Andrew Todd   01706 822730

Sunday August 19th 1.30 p.m.   A Stroll through Stubbins

Meet at Junction of Stubbins Street and Stubbins Vale Road

An historical walk looking at the development of this industrial village, looking at mills, print works, tendering tower, railway and houses.

Paths may be uneven and stout shoes are required.     

Leader  Barbara Williams   01706 559074

Sunday Sept 16th 1.30 p.m.  Holcombe Village, Ramsbottom  

Meet at Shoulder of Mutton car park

Holcombe is historic with a famed ,old and well kept hostelry.  Renowned years ago for its sporting traditions of hunting, cock fighting and notorious ‘wakes’ which drew the countryside for miles around

Paths may be uneven.


Leader - John Ireland   01706 822730