Irwell Vale - Ramsbottom - Irwell Vale

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This walk starts at Irwell Vale Railway Station and goes alongside the River Irwell towards Lumb-in-Edenfield Village. It then goes uphill across several fields towards Holcombe Moor and Beetle Hill. The last leg of the walk from Ramsbottom follows part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail (you will pass four of these sculptures). It also passes through Chatteron Village, where there is a peace memorial garden and information regarding a Luddite riot in 1826.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Birds, Cafe, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, National Trust, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
05/04/2019 - Dave Rothwell

05/04/2019 - Dave Rothwell Walked 05/04/2019.Waypoint 14 offers a short cut through to waypoint 29, unfortunately there is no footbridge, both sides are blocked off. The alternatives are to turn left, after the second bridge, to waypoint 4 in Lumb, or turn right to waypoint 28 in Stubbins.

26/11/2013 - Alec Jackson

Further to Graham's comment I checked out the closure today (26/11/2013). I walked the full length of the closure. There is evidence of a collapse along the length of the closure on the right hand side as you walk up the hill. The narrowest point where you can walk is at least 3ft (1 metre) wide. The lane is appox 10ft (3 metres( wide along its length. It is a cobbled path. The path has been closed for safety reasons but I believe it is passabl with care. It is up to the individual to decide whether to continue or stop at this point. There is no viable alternate at this time.

24/11/2013 - Graham Moss

Walked 23/11/13. Problems with the footpath at Stubbins. With reference to instructions after Waypoint 17 'Cross the road and follow footpath uphill' this section of footpath is closed. (Grid ref. SD 7900 1806) There is a notice which states that due to floods the path has collapsed and mains services below the path have been exposed. There is no alternate route. I decided to go through Stubbins and pick up the walk again at Waypoint 28 but it may be possible to divert earlier in the walk and pick up the route again after the closed section of path. There is no indication of when the path will be reinstated.

18/01/2013 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks John Correction made! Walkingworld, admin.

12/01/2013 - John Parkinson

Just completed this walk today (12 Jan 2013) thoroughly enjoyed it with great views from the higher levels well worth the effort. However there is one correction needed to the written directions :- at waypoint 9 it should read Go through the gate and turn RIGHT to follow the track etc....(not left as stated)

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