Life and Times of Smithills Estate guided walk

Woodland Trust Smithills Estate


4-5 miles

Sun 5th May 2024 at 09:00

Walk description:

Join our volunteer-led guided walk following the stories of the newly volunteer-published book, Lives and Times of the Smithills Estate.

Step back in time and join us for a guided walk of Smithills Estate, focusing on the area’s rich history.

This walk is led by Smithills volunteer guide and warden Tony Greenwood, who also has helped write the book Lives and Times of Smithills Estate.

Learn about how human activity shaped the land, and how this peaceful landscape was once filled with industry and people.

Visit the remains of cottages, houses and mines, hear about a mysterious murder on the moor and follow in the footsteps of the great Winter Hill mass trespass of 1896.

Duration: Approx 4 hours

What to know before the walk: This walk is approx. 4 hours, 7 km/4.3 miles and is partly on footpaths and partly on uneven ground.

This walk is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

We ask all attendees to come prepared for cold and potentially wet weather.

This walk will be cancelled if there is severe weather, due to poor visibility on the moor. Please check your emails the day before the walk.

Please make the Woodland Trust team aware of any medical issues before the start of the walk, e.g. asthma, diabetes, etc

Walker Fold car park has 60 spaces and is free but donations are welcome via our solar-powered car park machine.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Starting point
Woodland Trust Walker Fold Car Park, Walker Fold Rd

Walk leader: Katie Thompson


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