Edenfield - Ewood Bridge - Rawtenstall - Edenfield

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Edenfield - Irwell Vale - Ewood Bridge - Rawtenstall - Edenfield

This walk can be split into three sections as follows:
Section 1. It starts in Edenfield close to the M66, which means easy access for both driving and public transport and within minutes takes you down to the floor of the valley and then alongside the River Irwell and East Lancashire Railway.
Section 2. After leaving the river the walk climbs up past some houses and through a small housing estate ('woods' e.g. Cherry, Chestnut, Yew Roads). It continues behind the houses and then rises to the highest point of the walk.
Section 3. The walk goes alongside an old quarry and then drops down into a local beauty spot.

Reminders of the industrial heritage of the area can be found throughout the walk i.e. weirs along the river where wool or cotton mills would have been sited in the 17th Century to the beginning of the 20th Century and also the remains of several quarries. You can also see today's industrial landscape i.e. wind farms in two locations.

You may see several species of bird including ravens (highest points of walk) and heron (river). I have also seen squirrels and rabbits on this walk.

The general view is taken looking back from the highest point on the walk, between Waymarks 28 and 29.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
08/08/2014 - Norman Brannick

Completed this walk 7th Aug. 2014. This walk has a varied mixture of landscapes and is a very pleasant walk, however I didn't like the section taking you through the housing estate and was glad to get back onto familiar terrain, Directions were easy to follow. I parked my car on the road just before going through the gateposts at WM 3, plenty of room for parking here. I combined this walk with walk ID 6723 picking it up between WM 27 & 28 (on this walk ID 6990 map) and WM 3 on walk ID 6723 map. Bit confusing I know but it made for a more interesting day out.

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Accommodation
Distance away
26.7 Miles
Clubs/Walking Groups
Distance away
29.9 Miles
Pubs, cafes and restaurants
Distance away
16.2 Miles