Jumbles - Hawkshaw - Affetside - Jumbles

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This walk starts at the car park for Jumbles Reservoir. It runs alongside the reservoir, past a bridge and alongside a brook which flows into the reservoir. It then makes a short but steep climb up the hillside and along a farm track to reach the edge of a small reservoir. The climb continues up and over the hillside before dropping down to the village of Hawkshaw. It then follows part of the Village Link and climbs again, using part of an old packhorse route, to reach the village of Affetside, passing a small waterfall along the way. It continues along Watling Street, part of an ancient Roman road. The final section is downhill through a farmyard and down several fields to reach a road. After crossing the road it returns to the start point, crossing several rickety stiles and alongside the brook which flows out of the reservoir. It passes several fishing lodges and through small hamlets ('Folds'). The majority of the paths are marked with public footpath signs. Road names are added for clarity for GPS users.

England - North England - Manchester - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
7/4/2023 - alec jackson

I have contacted the council regarding the broken stile. It is the responsibility of the landowner to maintain the stile and I have asked the council to contact the relevant landowner. Regarding the building works I was told by the farmer (WM07) which way to go and the householder at WM23 which way to go. Alec Jackson.

6/29/2023 - Simon Worrall

Walked July 2023. Good walk made all the more interesting by the detailed area notes and points of interest included in the walk instructions by the walk contributor, Alec Jackson. CAR PARK - at the time of walking the pay and display machine was out of action so the car park was free. There is a cafe near the car park. NAVIGATION WP3; take the path that angles off up the hillside to the right just AFTER the public footpath way marker post (not the path just before the post that goes straight up the hill and is not a public right of way). NAVIGATION WP7; a new farm building has been erected in this area so the track referred to in the walk instructions has been closed off? We continued to walk on the public right of way that passes through the farm buildings and angles right then left onto a stoned up track leading to WP8 (where the traffic bollard in the photo is still located!) where you leave the track and head down a narrow, overgrown path. BROKEN STILE; WP9 this stile is broken and you need to climb over the high fence (pictured) to make progress. NAVIGATION; WP23 - there is extensive building work going on beyond the gates and several warning signs were placed on the gate to try and deter walkers passing through but did refer to a permissive path 90m further along the road. OBSTRUCTION NEAR WP 25; after passing through the stone stile near the gate /corner of property there is a metal gate 20m further west down the driveway with a gap to the left which is incredibly small and tight. Some walkers would find this very difficult, even impossible, to pass through.

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