Bolton Rotary Way

A 50 miles long distance footpath around the Lancashire town of Bolton and which visits local landmarks including Clifton Country Park, Rivington Moor, Winter Hill, Horrocks Moor, Delph Reservoir, Dimple and Jumbles Country Park. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Affetside Millennium Green
Distance: 50 miles (80 km)
Grid Ref: SD754136
Climbing: 1,341 metres
Walk time: 20-25 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Bolton Rotary Way is a long distance footpath which circles the Lancashire town. It was created as part of the 2005 Rotary centenary project which was promoted by all seven Bolton Rotary Clubs. The long distance circular footpath closely follows the boundary of Bolton, and is just over 50 miles long. The route includes sites industrial heritage, reservoirs, historic estates, memorials and country parks. The route starts at Affetside and following the route clockwise the Bolton Rotary Way visits Bottom the Moor, Bradley Fold, Little Lever, River Irwell, Nob End, Prestolee Road, Ringley, Clifton Country Park, Kearsley, Blackleach Country Park, Arnworthy, New Park Wood (Hag Fold), Westhoughton, Daisy Hill, Borsdane Wood, Scot Lane End, Little Scotland, Arley Lane, Arley Wood, Adlington, Bolton West Services (M61), Lower Rivington Reservoir, Rivington Moor (Winter Hill), Smithills Moor, Horrocks Moor, Delph Reservoir, Dimple and Jumbles Country Park before returning to Affetside.

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