Some great guided walks on offer in March in the South Pennines

Posted: 2.03.12

Castleshaw Reservoirs & Moors Walk

Walkers are invited to explore the Castleshaw Reservoirs and South Pennines moorland during a seven-mile free guided walk this weekend.

Organised by rural regeneration organisation, Pennine Prospects, through the Watershed Landscape Project, the walk will start at noon on Sunday, March 4. It will be a varied walk offering reservoir scenery and upland trails, including the Pennine Way path along Standedge.

To take part meet the walk guide, Mike Lee, at the car park next to the Castleshaw Field Centre, Waterworks Road, off the A62, one mile north of Delph.

Walkers are reminded to wear suitable warm and waterproof clothing and walking boots. Unfortunately dogs, except guide and hearing dogs, are not permitted on the walk.

Hoar Edge and Redscars Hill Walk

Walkers are invited to discover secret valleys and the hidden lake on the hill slopes of Clegg Moor and Red Scar Hill this weekend on a free guided walk.

Organised by rural regeneration organisation, Pennine Prospects, through the Watershed Landscape Project, the seven and a half-mile walk on Hoar Edge and Red Scars Hill will start at 11.30am on Sunday, March 11.

Walkers are asked to meet the walk guide Peter Harris at the car park next to Hollingworth Lake visitor centre, Rakewood Road, off the B6226. There is a charge for the car park. Walkers are reminded to wear suitable warm and waterproof clothing and walking boots. Unfortunately dogs, except guide and hearing dogs, are not permitted on the walk.

Robin Hood’s Bed Walk

A high level circuit on the watershed will offer walkers the chance to experience the beauty of the South Pennines in spring.

The seven and a half-mile free guided Robin Hood’s Bed walk organised by rural regeneration organisation, Pennine Prospects, through the Watershed Landscape Project, will take walkers past the rocky outcrops at Robin Hood’s Bed and return via Green Withens Reservoir. It will start at 11.30am on Sunday, March 25.

Everyone interested in taking part are asked to meet the walk guide, Derek Southward, at the car park (lay-by) opposite the junction of the A58 and B6138, three miles east of Littleborough.

Walkers are reminded to wear suitable warm and waterproof clothing and walking boots. Unfortunately dogs, except guide and hearing dogs, are not permitted on the walk.

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South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
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