White Coppice Great Hill Circular

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Starting point of walk is the quiet hamlet of White Coppice, now a very tranquil spot, but in 1800 it was the site of a cotton mill. Its mill ponds still exist around the cricket ground. A gentle flat section starts the walk proper along the banks of 'The Goit' watercourse through Wheelton Plantation before beginning the steady climb up and over Wheelton Moor down to Tockholes Plantation. This flat section running through the woods is a good chance to catch your breath before beginning the climb over the moor to the top of Great Hill. At the top is a great viewpoint with views west to the coast, north to Lake District, east to Darwin Moor and south to Winter Hill. Choose a blue-sky day to make the most of the views. The final section is via Drinkwater Ruin with views over disused quarry sites back to start.

England - North England - Lancashire - West Pennine Moors


Birds, Butterflies, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Wildlife, Woodland
9/8/2023 - Graeme Linford

Glad you enjoyed the views. Sorry you were unable to relate the route provided on the OS map, waypoint images and directions to the paths on the ground, most of which are well trod. Glad you found the corresponding GPS data accurate and could even follow it.

8/26/2023 - Richard Howard

Good walk, however walk description is poor and probably the worst on the site I've seen. If you have a GPS device to follow the paths rather than dot to dot you will be ok, if not its very difficult as there's little description. Luckily we had a GPS device and was OK. Only saving grace was that scenery was good and the views excellent.

4/27/2022 - peter costello

Great walk. Really enjoyed it.

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