Top o’ th’ Knotts

A contouring farmland stroll with wide views over Bolton to Winter Hill.

Technical sheet
No. 18775672
A Manchester walk posted on 25/01/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 25/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 2.87km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 63m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 64m
Highest point Highest point : 274m
Lowest point Lowest point : 209m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Manchester
Starting point Starting point : N 53.61849° / W 2.371652°
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Description

(D/A) From The Pack Horse' front entrance, turn left and walk down Watling Street, passing the chapel and the 30 mph speed limit signs.

Opposite the next house, take a footpath on the right and follow the field edge, which leads into a fenced farm track. Keep on down the left-hand side of the field to a gateway down to Hoyle’s Fold Farm.

(1) Walk through the farmyard and out to the road along the farm drive. Turn right and walk down Tottington road for a short distance, before turning right into a tarmac driveway opposite a bus stop.
Follow the driveway uphill and round to the left until you reach Top o’ the Knotts.

(2) Follow the road to the right of the first property, then pass an old farmhouse on the left (dated 1784) and then some newer houses on the right. When the road bends right, behind the houses, take a stone-walled track straight on. Follow this track to the next farm, Cromptons, where the official right-of-way leads through the farmyard but the de facto path skirts to the right.

(3) Beyond the farm, turn right up a grassy trackway that follows the power lines. At the end, climb a stile and walk up the field beyond, still following the telegraph poles. A further stile leads to a path that continues through a grassy meadow to Affetside Millennium Green. Having admired the village garden and the restored Affetside Cross, turn right to return to The Pack Horse. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 273m - The Pack Horse
1 : km 0.79 - alt. 232m - Hoyle’s Fold Farm
2 : km 1.74 - alt. 213m - Cromptons' farm
3 : km 2 - alt. 222m - Affetside Millennium Green
D/A : km 2.87 - alt. 272m - The Pack Horse

Useful Information

Wet grass and muddy/boggy sections after rain.

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The Pack Horse

52 Watling Street, Affetside,
Bury BL8 3QW
Tel: 01204 884 584

Website: http://packhorseataffetside.co.uk
Email: packhorse@hydesbrewery.com

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around


Come and join The Pack Horse after your long walk for a relaxing pint and a bite to eat in a warm and friendly environment. Here at The Pack Horse we recognise good beer matters and a full range of Hydes craftsman-brewed cask ales, with one or two invited guest ales, will always be on offer, all complemented by a fine selection of wines, bottled beers and lagers from around the world. Not to mention our freshly brewed teas and coffees. The Pack Horse also provides the very best in food, in a stylish and comfortable environment. Our menu consists of an exciting blend of top-quality ingredients, many locally sourced. Coupled with our Chef’s flair and originality, it promises a selection for all tastes: whether for a light lunch or an evening dining out with family and friends, you will find our extensive range of dishes tremendously tempting.

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