Keep safe!

Keep safe!
You are responsible for your own safety and that of your dog. The walks listed in this blog are not detailed guides. Plan your route! Click the landrover image for safety advice from Bowland Pennine MRT.

Friday, March 09, 2007

White Coppice, Great Hill, Round Loaf and Hirst Hill

There are lots of options for walks round here. The route we took was steep and rough in places, lasting about 3 to 4 hours. Part of the walk took us over Access land with no clear footpaths and very rough ground but there are easier options.

We parked at the north end of Anglezarke Reservoir and followed a good path leading along the Goit to White Coppice. This part of the walk was in a nice enclosed area with no livestock giving the opportunity of some good ball throwing to start the day off! Passing White Coppice, we continued along the Goit to the woods below Wheelton Moor. From there we headed up a rough path over Wheelton Moor to the summit of Great Hill. From here, we headed over very very rough ground (you WILL need decent boots with ankle support) to Round Loaf and Hurst Hill before joining the road and returning to Anglezarke Reservoir. Shooting takes place on this Access land so make sure no shooting is taking place before you head to Round Loaf.

The views on this walk are amazing. When we visited all of the livestock had been taken to lower ground for lambing so most of the walk was off the lead. I expect though that there are sheep grazing the Great Hill area throughout the summer.

All in all a great hill walk!

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Remember to let someone know your route if you're heading out on to the moors round here. You'll see from this link that the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team have a busy time looking for people missing on the moors (as well as plenty of less wild places mentioned in this blog!)

Doggy rating 8/10

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