Walks

There is some fantastic walking around Anglezarke, especially as much of it is designated as Open Access under the Countryside Rights Of Way (CROW) Act of 2000.  You can see the Open Access limits for Anglezarke here.

I have walked much, indeed most, of the moorland, and will add routes as I rewalk them for the purpose of this website.

Most of these walks will be deliberately short, as I tend to kill time in the summer evenings.  Moorland walking can take longer than through farmland as the terrain can be more challenging – none of these walks are particularly strenuous, however!

Currently there is only a small (but expanding) list of walks for you to enjoy:

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Adventure Time

Previous: Next: This is a challenging one!  It’s only a short walk, but note the variability.  This involves a tumble along the side of the gorge of the River Yarrow, up a little known track that makes full use of Right-To-Roam legislation! Distance: 2 to 3 miles depending on variation.  Download GPX. Park at Alance …

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Fellrunner’s Folly

Previous: Next: This longer Open Access route has some moderate ascents but is generally good underfoot. Most of the walk is on paved or gravel sections, in fact the entire eastern leg from Great Hill heading south is now slabbed out. It makes a great leisurely walk, and whilst only about half the route is …

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Lead Mines Secret Path

Previous: Next: This is a great walk at any time of year, taking in the Wellington Bomber memorial and from there using an unmarked but very useful path to take us along the higher reaches of the valley. Distance: 2.5 miles, easy terrain with one short uphill climb.  Download GPX There’s normally a few parking …

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Living On The Edge

Previous: Next: This open walk starts at the source of the River Yarrow and takes you across wild, open moorland to historic Spitler’s Edge with links to the ancient Knights Hospitallers.  This walk is one for a fair day for sure! Distance: 3.25 miles. Download GPX. The parking spot is on the high point of …

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Neolithic

Previous: Next: A stroll through Neolithic Anglezarke, this takes in sites that are older than the Egyptian pyramids, way back to the Stone Age! Evidence of prehistoric occupation of the local moors was made during the early 1950’s, when, following a systematic search of the moorlands several flint tools were found. Further work revealed chipping …

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Wilcock’s Wander

Previous: Next: A nice stroll, and whilst it’s never pleasant to be on the moors in inclement weather, this walk is slightly more forgiving than some of the tussock-hopping that can be enjoyed elsewhere.  You get a good mix of moorland, easy tracks, woods and fields, and walk past some big history in the ruins. …

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