Loveclough - May Road Well - Great Hameldon - Hameldon Hill - Dunnockshaw - Loveclough

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Section 1). It starts in the village of Loveclough, which has easy access for both driving and public transport. A steep climb up to the heights between Rossendale and Burnley follows, before a level stretch and a second climb to reach the first trig point (Great Hameldon) passing May Road Well. There are excellent views all around towards Yorkshire, Burnley, Accrington, Manchester and across the Rossendale Valley. On a clear day it might be possible to see Blackpool Tower.

Section 2). The second section starts with a drop down the hillside from the trig point before a short climb to pass some transmitters and a weather station, then a descent along a road. There is a slight diversion, about 200 metres up and down, to reach the second trig point (Hameldon Hill) just after the start of the descent. From the diversion the walk drops down along a bridleway before continuing along the road to reach a stile into fields. You then cross into the fields and continue downhill before passing through a farmyard to reach a main road in Dunnockshaw. The walk continues along the road for some 800 metres before dropping back down to the start point.

Some of the paths are not shown on the map but are clear on the ground. Some paths on the map are no longer visible on the ground. I believe this would be a good walk for dogs, as there are only a few stiles to be crossed. All the stiles bar one (Waymark 05) have either a dog-gate or a gate at the side which can be opened, remembering to close them after.

The start, Waymarks 01 to 07, and end of the walk, Waymarks 13 to 21, are shown on Map OL21 and the middle section is shown on Map OL287.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport

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