Broadbottom Circular

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This walk starts at Lymefield Visitor Centre in Broadbottom. From the visitor centre you walk down and into Broad Mills Heritage Site where there are industrial sites with notice-boards. The walk continues alongside the River Etherow before entering two areas of woodland. Passing through the second section of woodland you walk alongside and above a brook to reach a road. After crossing the road the walk continues across fields and a rural road to reach the edge of Mottram in Longdendale. The return leg drops down to enter another small wood to reach a farm. Continuing past the farm the route follows a path across fields to reach some more farms. The final leg follows a country lane back to the village before returning to the start point.

England - North England - Manchester - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
25/01/2023 - Gill Pittilla-Frost

Enjoyed this walk, although I did get a bit lost between mark 4-6. Probably my fault as the directions were good. It was a lovely crisp winters day with blue skys, perfect for a walk, but it got a bit muddy in parts. Be ware of horses though in the field after passing through the farm. I had 4 horse gallop to me & my dog which was very scary, I just stood still until the lost interest, then slowly moved on. ?? All in all one I would recommend. HAPPY WALKING

10/10/2021 - Simon Worrall

Walked October 2021. Enjoyable walk through relatively flat woodland and open countryside taking in some very interesting industrial remains; highlight for us being the dye vats between WP's 4 & 5. Sections of the walk can be muddy! NAVIGATION: no issues (very detailed walking guide) but you will need to keep on eye on the various directions between WP's 5 & 16 as you navigate the woods. Make sure you pick the right stile at WP30 which is well described/photographed in the guide. NOTE - the cafe at the Lymefield Garden Centre is very good but can get very busy at lunchtimes. You can book a table in advance. There is also a good farm shop next to the cafe. PARKING - small car park (only 4 spaces + disabled bay).

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