Shuttleworth - Turn - Cheesden - Turf Moor - Shuttleworth

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This could be called 'A Walk in Two Counties' as it starts and ends in Greater Manchester but crosses into and out of Lancashire. It starts in Shuttleworth 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. I have been lucky enough to see deer in this area. You may also see buzzards circling around above the wind turbines on Scout Moor.

The good height gain means excellent views over Lancashire and Greater Manchester and the area is also a favoured spot with hang-gliders and paragliders. There are reminders of the industrial heritage of the area i.e. coalmining, stone quarrying and woollen mills, providing plenty of interest for every walker even on less bright days.

Towards the end of the walk you pass a local animal sanctuary where you can see cats, dogs, horses, goats and other animals.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Cafe, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport
09/11/2012 - Walkingworld Administrator

Changes made to WM13 and WM22 following Andrew's comment.

06/11/2012 - Andrew Bradbury

I did this walk yesterday Nov 5th 2012. It is an excellent walk with free parking and good food at the pub. I would like to make two points. We had difficulty with the instructions from Waymarks 12 and 16 (Paradise Lost, perhaps). I would suggest taking the left hand path at the small marker post and heading for the foot of the slope below the wind turbines. Then bear right past the ruins. At the last one you can see the elevated track to your right and also the stone gate post mentioned in 16. Make your way to the track and follow instructions for the rest of the walk. I would definitely avoid this area in poor visibility. Finally, at 22 the track is signposted to Whalley Road.

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