Edenfield - Cowpe Lowe - Edenfield

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This walk can be split into three sections as follows:

Section 1) Starts in Edenfield close to the M66, which means easy access for both driving and public transport and within minutes takes you into open countryside and up onto the moors, where you may catch glimpses of wildlife. You may see buzzards circling around above the wind turbines on Scout Moor. A visit is made to Waugh's Well (a good place to take a picnic lunch).

Section 2) After leaving Waugh's Well the walk drops into a valley and then across open moorland and hillsides alongside and above a brook. This section of the walk can be quite boggy in places and follows less well-defined paths and areas where there are no paths. There are reminders of the industrial heritage of the area i.e. coalmining and stone quarrying, providing plenty of interest for every walker even on less bright days.

Section 3) Towards the end of the walk you pass a local animal sanctuary where you can see cats, dogs, horses, goats and other animals. It then drops down to a local beauty spot where more reminders of the industrial heritage can be found i.e. woollen and cotton mills.

The two brooks you cross are tributaries of the River Irwell, which joins the Mersey between Manchester and Liverpool.

England - North England - Lancashire - West Pennine Moors


Birds, Cafe, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, Waterfall
08/08/2014 - Norman Brannick

Completed this walk 7th Aug. 2014. This is a great walk, lots to see and lot of historical facts to take in. Directions were clear. (I combined this walk with walk ID 6990) picking up the track at WM 3 and starting the walk from there. Combining both walks works for me to makes for a more interesting day out. A visiting Waugh's well, Dearden Clough with it's industrial heritage and waterfall and the animal sanctuary is a must do, apparently Pat Phoenix (Elsie Tanner) was on the board of directors at the sanctuary, great place and a nice coffee stop before heading back into Hayfield. Just as a footnote and if you get chance try and visit Edenfield parish church, if you go to the rear of the church you will see the tower is twisted..

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