Hallfold - Healey Dell - Prickshaw - Hallfold

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This walk has a bit of everything. It starts and finishes at a car park area by an old church. It goes up some urban roads passing an old square before ascending towards the moors via an old lane. It then drops down to Healey Dell along part of the Rossendale Way, passing a disused reservoir and through the small hamlet of Nar.

The walk leaves Healey Dell after passing some cataracts and waterfalls to continue up to the other side of the valley. It passes several farms and crosses moorland before dropping back to the hamlet of Prickshaw, passing three reservoirs.

The last section follows bridle-paths to pass behind Wallgate and return to the start. There are examples of old farmsteads along the way. There are a number of listed buildings in Whitworth, several of which you pass.

Because you walk along both sides of a valley there are two high points, the height difference being only two metres. It crosses and walks alongside the River Spodden. It also crosses three streams, one of which crosses your path. There are a number of paths around the hills which are shown on maps but are not visible on the ground. It follows part of the Rossendale Way. There are also several short sections of the Pennine Bridleway.

Although this walk is based in Lancashire it adds to the string of walks to the north of Rochdale stretching from Norden around to Milnrow.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, River, Waterfall, Woodland

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29.2 Miles