Piccadilly - White Coppice - Brinscall - Piccadilly
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A full-day circular walk, taking in all aspects of the varied scenery of the West Pennines. A climb up to the summit of Great Hill and descent into the picturesque White Coppice is followed by woodland, farmland and riverside routes to return to your starting point. Waterfalls, ruined homesteads / mansions, cricket grounds, quarries, reservoirs and a goit (culvert) are all included.
Starting from Piccadilly on the A675 between Belmont and Abbey Village, this walk first ascends Great Hill (381m) for sensational views of West Lancashire. A gradual descent takes us to White Coppice, a very picturesque location for a cricket ground (pavilion provides refreshments on match-days). A gentle walk along 'The Goit' towards Brinscall is followed by woodland tracks which encounter numerous ruined sites of earlier habitation. A short road section is followed by field / quarry sidepaths to reach Roddlesworth Woods and Reservoirs.
Pleasant paths along Roddlesworth River leads eventually to Hollingshead Hall and its famous Well House, before returning to Piccadilly.
England - North England - Lancashire - West Pennine Moors
Ancient Monument, Cafe, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Moor, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
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