Pennington Green Circular via Borsdane Wood

Walk starts from Hindley Mill Lane and follows anticlockwise circular route via Borsdane Wood, Pennington Green, Kirkless Wood and Hindley Hall.

Technical sheet
No. 4367713
A Manchester walk posted on 27/11/20 by gfl57. Update : 25/04/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h30[?]
Distance Distance : 8.25km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 64m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 59m
Highest point Highest point : 121m
Lowest point Lowest point : 63m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Manchester
Starting point Starting point : N 53.542046° / W 2.567746°
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Leaving Borsdane Wood

Description

(D/A) Parking at the start, take Hindley Mill Lane North. Pass under rail tunnel continue on the good quality path north.

(1) Cross the stone bridge and turn west into Mill Lane car park. Exit car park via Westerly path. Take Dodds Farm Lane West.

(2) Turn south west off Dodds Farm Lane. Take path west between fences.

(3) Carefully cross Hall Lane. Take Footpath west towards the barn. Briefly enter the field and head north west to exit gate. Exit field via a gate onto the lane. Take lane north west.

(4) Turn south on Wood Road passing via sports ground. Take the path south on the west side of Kirkless Wood. Follow the path south keeping close to farmland.

(5) Route turns south east at field boundary. Follow the path as it bears south beside the fishing pond. Turn east along Withington Lane. Leave Withington Lane via footpath heading south east.

(6) Upon reaching security fence take the path east along the north side of the fence. Follow the footpath as it turns south by a fence and continues along the path as it leads downslope and through the wood. Follow path briefly south east on the north side of the wood.

(7) On reaching the boundary of golf course take track northeast, Take path east through buildings. Take the road south east towards the main road. Briefly head south on Hall Lane.

(8) Just before houses on east side of the road follow footpath SE behind houses. Take footpath initially east towards the tree line and follow it as it bears south east downhill. On reaching valley floor turn South on path via tunnel and back to start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 63m - Start
1 : km 2.49 - alt. 100m - Mill Lane
2 : km 3.04 - alt. 111m - Dodds Farm
3 : km 3.49 - alt. 109m - Hall Lane
4 : km 4.26 - alt. 121m - Wood Road
5 : km 5.02 - alt. 97m - Boundary
6 : km 5.59 - alt. 94m - High Fence
7 : km 6.59 - alt. 75m - Golf Course
8 : km 7.37 - alt. 83m - America Wood
D/A : km 8.25 - alt. 64m - End

Useful Information

Parking at start.
Food and drink available in Hindley.
Bus route 559 to cemetery, start of walk,
Hindley rail station 1 mile from start.

More detailed route info
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/penni...

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During the walk or to do/see around

Borsdane wood and mill stream.
Kirkless Wood.
Hindley Hall.
America Wood.

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