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Thursday Day Walks - Fortnightly Intermediate
All walks below start at 11.00 am
Please allow time for parking and getting your walking gear on.
Walks are graded as moderate. Distance 5.5 to 7.5 miles (approximately). Duration 3 to 3.5 hours.
Please Note, that due to the popularity of these walks, car sharing whenever possible would reduce parking congestion.
Advise: Walking Boots, Waterproofs if needed, adequate clothing, snack and drink.
For further information contact:     David Kay - 01706632303 or Maureen Rush - 01706632303 or Walk Leader
Generally dogs are not permitted, with exception of Registered Assistance Dogs, on Rochdale Group Walks
BUT anyone wishing to bring a dog should contact the Walk Leader in advance to obtain His/Her consent or otherwise. 




Grid Reference

Start Time and Meeting Point

[for further directions to Start refer to

Walk Programme Leaflet]



 Crompton Moor Circuit 30th March SD 953122  Meet Ogden Reservoir Car Park. 

5.5 - 7.5

Malcolm Jones 01706640895 
Great Manshead13th AprilSE 011191Meet Baitings Reservoir Car Park on A58, near Ripponden. 

5.5 - 7.5

Alan Shephard01706642082 
 Blake Dean and Walshaw Dean27th April SD 946323 Meet at Clough Foot Car Park, approximately 1 mile beyond The Pack Horse on the road to Heptonstall to Widdop.

5.5 - 7.5

 Jim Hargreaves



White Hill 11th May SD 953122Meet Ogden Reservoir Car Park. 

5.5 - 7.5

 Janet Lindley


 (GM Festival Walk)

A Wander around Watergrove, A Delve into the Dell and a stroll up The Stones

25th May SD 899158 Roadside Parking along Syke Methodist Chapel, Syke Road, Rochdale. OL12 9TF.

5.5 - 7.5

 Maureen and David Butterworth01706660788


 Jumbles Country Circular8th June SD 736140 Meet Jumbles Country Park, Pay and Display Car Park. 

5.5 - 7.5

  Les and Bernadette 01706364877




Two Days Midweek Break in Slaidburn. Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June.


Walks can be done as a two day break with overnight stay or as two separate day walks.

Accommodation available at

The Hark to Bounty, Slaidburn. tel: 01200446246

YHA Slaidburn. tel: 08000191700

Please note that the Hark to Bounty has a fine reputation for evening meals and has traditionally made Rochdale Ramblers extremely welcome.

The YHA has a well equipped kitchen for self caterers. Campsite also nearby at the village of Newton.


Stocks Reservoir and its Environs 21st June SD 713523

Meet 11.00am Slaidburn Village Green, opposite Car Park.

A fine, scenic, lengthy walk but not over demanding.  

11.0 Jim Hargreaves 



Whitendale 22nd JuneSD 660500 Meet 10.30am Dunsop Bridge Village Green, opposite Car Park. A rather more demanding walk than Wednesday and if visibility is good we should be rewarded with some classic Bowland panoramas.  10.0 Jim Hargreaves  01706645720


 Moors and Valley above Spring Mill Reservoir Whitworth 6th July SD 871159Meet Cotton Famine Road, Catley Lane Head just beyond the turning circle for buses. 

5.5 - 7.5

Maureen Rush 01706632303 
 Sabden 20th July SD 778375Meet Sabden Car Park, BB7 9EW. 

5.5 - 7.5

  Alan Kinder 01616528347 
 Scout Moor and Cowpe Lowe 3rd AugustSD 807182  Meet Bury Old Road, near Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary. Turn left at Turn Village, Edenfield Road. Parking first left on Roadside.

5.5 - 7.5

  Kath Hughes 07929976275
 Nick of Pendle17th August  SD 741360Meet Springwood Car Park, Whalley. 

5.5 - 7.5

 Lynn Kenworthy 01706646932
 Hebden Vale Round31st August SD 969297 Meet Clough Hole National Trust Pay an DisplayCar Park, Widdop Road, Near Hardcastle Craggs. 

5.5 - 7.5

Richard Gibbons 



 Standedge Classic14th SeptemberSE 018094Meet Brun Clough Car Park.

5.5 - 7.5

 Jim Hargreaves  01706645720


Marsden28th September SE 048118Meet main Car Park in Marsden, near to Railway Station.

5.5 - 7.5

Eric Lord01457874424
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