Moderate

Burnt Edge Circular Walk

Woodland Trust - Smithills Estate

Bolton

5-6 miles

Sun 14th May 2023 at 09:45

Step back in time to learn about the industry and people that once occupied this now tranquil landscape, from long-forgotten pubs and the industrial past of the Smithills Estate. Starting at Barrow Bridge, this volunteer guided walk will explore semi-natural ancient woodland of High Shores Clough, wildflower grassland of Twitchells meadow, new woodland of Walker Fold, Burnt Edge Colliery and the precious heathland habitat of Burnt Edge before returning back to Barrow Bridge. They’ll be an opportunity to stop for a hot drink and cake at and temporary toilet at Walker Fold.

Ideal for people hoping to to explore new paths or learn more about the area’s local history while enjoying a walk in nature.

To ensure group safety and conservation of the area, numbers are limited. Please book via the link.

Barrow Bridge has poor phone signal, please plan your route ahead of time. (what3words: learns.moment.code)

Starting point
Barrow Bridge car park, Barrow Bridge Road,
Barrow Bridge
Bolton
BL1 7NH

End address
Barrow Bridge car park, Barrow Bridge Road,
Barrow Bridge
Bolton
BL1 7NH

Walk leader: Woodland Trust - Smithills Estate

Contact: SmithillsEstate@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Useful information: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/things-to-do/events/

Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/burnt-edge-circular-walk-at-smithills-estate-tickets-597647017317

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