Local walks and visits ...
A Walk around Hawkshaw and Affetside
A fairly demanding, but very pleasant walk, taking in lanes and field paths through attractive moorland edge scenery with a couple of pubs along the way.
Note that the northern most part of the route is occasionally closed for military training purposes,. Please check 01204 882991 before setting out.
Also look out for warning flags in this section of the walk.
Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill
Built in 1852 this well-known Bury landmark was erected in tribute to one of Bury's most famous sons, Sir Robert Peel; founder of the Police force and Prime Minister 1841-1846. The tower stands 128ft high and offers stunning views over Manchester and North Wales. Look out for the flag flying from the top of the tower indicating it is open to the public or go to visit Bury website for the latest dates.
Explore 14 hectares of Ancient Woodland, largely unchanged since the mid 19th century. Redisher Wood Local Nature Reserve a wooded valley at the base of Holcombe Hill, in the north of Bury, is one of the best ancient woodland sites in the Borough and home to a number of important woodland bird communities. In late Spring the steep valley sides are carpeted with Bluebells and Lesser Celandine lines the banks of Holcombe Brook as it passes through the middle of the valley. Local pubs can provide welcome refreshment after a hike up the valley.
Formerly the site and grounds of former Nuttall Hall, now a pleasant riverside park within walking distance from Ramsbottom's East Lancashire Railway Station. Leisure facilities include football pitches, and tennis courts.. The park also forms part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail.