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.
Lat: 53.605496 Lon: -2.490652
Marker type: Place
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.
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.