Sunday, 28 January 2018

The first walk of 2018 - Saturday 10th Februray 2018

Greenbooth and Naden Reservoirs

A 4.6 mile circular around the Greenbooth and Naden Reservoirs at Norden, Rochdale. The walking is described as easy to moderate but not difficult although there is a flight of steps to ascend on one  part of the route. Good footwear recommended and bring plenty of warm clothing because we shall be on high ground. Very scenic area and good views towards Manchester and beyond on a clear day.

The walk is expected to take about 2.5 hours with a break for coffee. Afterwards lunch will be at the Owd Betts Inn on Edenfield Road, where you will be able to enjoy Jacksons Farm Rag Pudding or Betty's famous Lancashire Hotpot.

In the event of bad weather at this time of year I have another walk organised starting from Heaton Park, Manchester and I will email directions and details should I have to postpone the Greenbooth walk

Meet outside church at 9.30 a.m.

Directions to Start Point - Over Town Lane, Norden, Rochdale   OL12 7TQ

From Stockport

Join M60 at Junction 1 following signs to Oldham and Leeds.

Leave at Junction 21 to follow A663 Chadderton and then join A627 (M) for Rochdale,

At end of A627(M) turn left for Rochdale and at next set of traffic lights join middle lane to follow sign for Blackburn on B6452. Continue following signs to Blackburn to join A680. Rochdale FC on right.

Continue following A680 for about 2 miles until you reach White Lion Pub on right which is on the corner of Over Town Lane. Turn right and continue along lane until you reach the entrance to reservoir. Parking is on the road and is free. Travelling time about 40 Minutes.

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