Walker Fold

Walker Fold is an area on the South side of Winter Hill with many interesting features and a good place for easy walks, in fact it’s the site of the mass trespass of Winter Hill in 1896 that helped to give us the “right to roam” we have today, is just nearby.

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Lat: 53.605496 Lon: -2.490652

Marker type: Place

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Walker Fold Woods

Walker Fold Woods

Walker Fold Woods

A woodland trail following Dean Brook down the valley with excellent wildlife from lizards to wild deer.

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Wildlife at Walker Fold

Comma

Comma

Comma

Comma have been seen at Walker Fold.

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Orange-Tip

Orange-Tip

Orange-Tip

Orange-Tip have been seen at Walker Fold.

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Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Grey Heron have been seen at Walker Fold.

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Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper have been seen at Walker Fold.

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Common Blue

Common Blue

Common Blue

Common Blue have been seen at Walker Fold.

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Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Goldfinch have been seen at Walker Fold.

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Kestrel

Kestrel

Kestrel

Kestrel have been seen at Walker Fold.

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Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl have been seen at Walker Fold.

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RT @munki8oy: Nice sunny day again, Walker Fold valley above #Bolton https://t.co/fOD4KkRKHP

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Also near Winter Hill

Also near Winter Hill

The highest point for miles and just short of a mountain, Winter Hill is a key part of the West Pennine Moors and a habitat for a huge range of wildlife. With evidence of occupation going back literally thousands of years there is plenty of history on and under the hill. Winter Hill was also the site of a historic mass trespass that gave us open access to much of the moorland today.

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Reservoir of Dean Mills

Reservoir of Dean Mills

A secret reservoir high up on Winter Hill the former Reservoir of Dean Mills is a quiet spot that’s good for a visit on sunny days.

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Priests Crown

Priests Crown

A mystery mound on the East of Winter Hill, possibly man-made prehistoric, possibly a glacial mound.

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Montcliffe Colliery

Montcliffe Colliery

The site of an old coal mine or colliery on the slopes of Winter Hill above Horwich.

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Hole Bottom

Hole Bottom

The site of a small hamlet and fireclay works high on Winter Hill, once housing families employed in the local quarrying, mining and fireclay industries. Often passed by walkers on their way up the hill, there are a number of interesting industrial remains hidden in the moorland grass.

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Wildersmoor Pit Kilns

Wildersmoor Pit Kilns

A series of old Pit Kilns alongside a path across Wildersmoor on the slopes of Winter Hill above Horwich.

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Shaly Dingle

Shaly Dingle

A bit awkward to reach but great place for industrial archeaology, geology and fossil finding or just a splash about in the stream.

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The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

Ward’s Reservoir or The Blue Lagoon above the village of Belmont has an uncertain future but was one of the best.

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Burnt Edge

Burnt Edge

Burnt Edge is a continuation of the valley of the Dean Brook as it rises to the higher slopes of Winter Hill. Featuring great moorland views out over Bolton and hills of Yorkshire and Derbyshire, together with tons of industrial archaeology.

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https://about-rivington.co.uk/explore/noon-hill

Noon Hill

Noon Hill

High on the summit of the often foreboding Noon Hill is a Bronze Age round cairn topped by a more recent cairn of uncertain age. The round cairn was excavated in the 1950’s/60’s and yielded several cremations and funery ornaments now in the possesion of Bolton Museum. This site is rumoured to have been put to use in more recent times as a secret meeting place for persecuted Christians.

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