Bleakholt - Scout Moor - Waugh's Well - Plunge Valley

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Starting at the Bleakholt Animal rescue, you begin a 4km climb on road, track then path, on the Rossendale Way, up to Scout Moor. Waugh's Well is one of my favourite lunch stops. The views across the reservoir, down to the Plunge Valley then over to Peel Tower and Holcombe Moor, are not to be missed! It is plain to see where Edwin Waugh got his inspiration from. You then drop down to Dearden Clough and the Plunge Valley, with waterfalls, picnic area, old mills, mill-race and abundant wildlife, a place to spend some time to explore. The Fisherman's Rest, just off Riding Head Lane, will provide you with some of the finest food in the area. Trout is a speciality, freshly caught from its own pools!

England - North England - Lancashire - Pennines

Features

Birds, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
30/10/2012 - Barry Smith

Thank you for the walk feedback Philip! Welome also to the wonderful scenery and history that Lancashire has to offer. Well done also for having the knowledge and equipment to get yourselves out of what could have been a very tricky situation! (not bad for a Yorkshireman) Glad you enjoyed the walk and experience!

17/09/2012 - Philip Wolsey

Thank you for the walk feedback Philip! Welcome also to the wonderful scenery and history that Lancashire has to offer. Well done also for having the knowledge and equipment to get yourselves out of what could have been a very tricky situation! (not bad for a Yorkshireman) Glad you enjoyed the walk and experience!

31/08/2011 - Alec Jackson

When going from waymark 2 to 3 it is possible to miss waymark 3. This is not a problem, just continue along A680 to Fecit Farm (on left hand side of road). Follow the footpath up to the farm where it is signposted to the right. Passing through the gate you are now back on track between waymarks 4 and 5.

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27.4 Miles
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29.9 Miles
Pubs, cafes and restaurants
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16.8 Miles