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  • Guildford Tranquillity Trail - Distance 2.75 miles (4.5 km) Duration 1 hr 30 mins Calories 400 (est.) Being in tranquil spaces can help us relax, clear our heads and help us to regain focus. Guildford is a wonderful place full of interesting open spaces. Being surrounded by nature has also been found to be hugely beneficial for health and […]
  • Ashridge Drovers - Short Walk: Distance 4 miles (6.44 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 600 (est) Long Walk: Distance 6 miles (9.66 km) Duration 3hrs Calories 950 (est) Just a 45 minute train ride from London Euston and a few minutes walk from Tring station you can enjoy the fresh air and fantastic views of the Chilterns countryside. The Ashridge Drovers Walks follows typically […]
  • Box Wood Walks - Northern Circular Walk: Distance 3.8 miles (6.12 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 550 (est) Southern Circular Walk: Distance 3 miles (4.83 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 450 (est) The Box Wood walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London. The walks can be combined to create […]
  • Seer Green and Beaconsfield - Circular Walk: Distance 6.5 miles (10.5 km) Duration 3hrs 30mins Calories 1050 (est) Station to Station Walk: Distance 6.3 miles (10 km) Duration 3hrs 30mins Calories 1000 (est) The Seer Green and Beaconsfield walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London, easily reached on a […]
  • Little Marlow Water and Woods Walks - Water Walk: Distance 3 miles (4.83 km) Duration 1hr 30mins Calories 600 (est) Water and Woods Walk: Distance 6 miles (9.66 km) Duration 3hrs Calories 900 (est) The stile free circular Little Marlow Water and Woods walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west […]
  • Experience Chipping Norton - Distance 1 mile (1.6 km)                      Duration 1 hr             Calories 150 (est.) This historical tour will explore the bustling, Cotswold market town of Chipping Norton located at the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. ‘Chippy’, as it is known to the locals, boasts its own museum, housing a large collection of town related artefacts, an award-winning theatre and […]
  • Views of the Thames - Flat Route: Distance 3.7 miles (5.9 km) Duration 1hr 30mins Calories 600 (est) Scenic Route: Distance 5.3 miles (8.58 km) Duration 2hr 30mins Calories 850 (est) The Views of the Thames stile free circular walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west […]
  • Guildford Historic Trail - Distance 1.5 miles (2.4 km)                      Duration 1 hr 30 mins             Calories 200 (est.) Guildford is the historic county town at the heart of Surrey with great shopping and dining options as well as a vibrant cultural scene which includes the renowned Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Electric Theatre and G Live. Sitting on the River Wey and nestled in the […]
  • Frieth Walk - Distance 5.6 miles (9 km)                      Duration 2:30 hrs             Calories 850 (est.) This Country Ale Tour will take you up and down the beautiful Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Expect rounds of good, old-fashioned ales in ‘ye olde’ public houses, delicious homemade food and quirky anecdotes to keep you going. If you are not into […]
  • Jane Austen Literary Walk - Distance 4.4 miles (7.1 km)         Duration 2:00 hrs             Calories 750 (est) Jane Austen – A walk from Chawton to Farringdon “…and the plan is that we should all walk with her to drink tea at Faringdon” Letter to Cassandra, 29 May 1811 Home to Jane Austen from 1809, the charming village of Chawton and the picturesque Hampshire […]

  • Guildford Tranquillity Trail - Distance 2.75 miles (4.5 km) Duration 1 hr 30 mins Calories 400 (est.) Being in tranquil spaces can help us relax, clear our heads and help us to regain focus. Guildford is a wonderful place full of interesting open spaces. Being surrounded by nature has also been found to be hugely beneficial for health and […]
  • Ashridge Drovers - Short Walk: Distance 4 miles (6.44 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 600 (est) Long Walk: Distance 6 miles (9.66 km) Duration 3hrs Calories 950 (est) Just a 45 minute train ride from London Euston and a few minutes walk from Tring station you can enjoy the fresh air and fantastic views of the Chilterns countryside. The Ashridge Drovers Walks follows typically […]
  • Box Wood Walks - Northern Circular Walk: Distance 3.8 miles (6.12 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 550 (est) Southern Circular Walk: Distance 3 miles (4.83 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 450 (est) The Box Wood walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London. The walks can be combined to create […]
  • Seer Green and Beaconsfield - Circular Walk: Distance 6.5 miles (10.5 km) Duration 3hrs 30mins Calories 1050 (est) Station to Station Walk: Distance 6.3 miles (10 km) Duration 3hrs 30mins Calories 1000 (est) The Seer Green and Beaconsfield walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London, easily reached on a […]
  • Little Marlow Water and Woods Walks - Water Walk: Distance 3 miles (4.83 km) Duration 1hr 30mins Calories 600 (est) Water and Woods Walk: Distance 6 miles (9.66 km) Duration 3hrs Calories 900 (est) The stile free circular Little Marlow Water and Woods walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west […]
  • Views of the Thames - Flat Route: Distance 3.7 miles (5.9 km) Duration 1hr 30mins Calories 600 (est) Scenic Route: Distance 5.3 miles (8.58 km) Duration 2hr 30mins Calories 850 (est) The Views of the Thames stile free circular walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west […]
  • Frieth Walk - Distance 5.6 miles (9 km)                      Duration 2:30 hrs             Calories 850 (est.) This Country Ale Tour will take you up and down the beautiful Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Expect rounds of good, old-fashioned ales in ‘ye olde’ public houses, delicious homemade food and quirky anecdotes to keep you going. If you are not into […]
  • Jane Austen Literary Walk - Distance 4.4 miles (7.1 km)         Duration 2:00 hrs             Calories 750 (est) Jane Austen – A walk from Chawton to Farringdon “…and the plan is that we should all walk with her to drink tea at Faringdon” Letter to Cassandra, 29 May 1811 Home to Jane Austen from 1809, the charming village of Chawton and the picturesque Hampshire […]
  • Newlands Corner and Shere Walk - Distance 6.75 miles (10.8 km)          Duration 2:45 hrs             Calories 1000 (est.) Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), this countryside walk offers architectural gems by Victorians Lutyens and Pugin, a hauntingly beautiful pond, a quintessentially English village popular with film location scouts, and tales of smugglers and a 14th-century religious devotee. If […]
  • Ramsbottom and Peel Tower Walk - Distance 5.87 miles (9.45 km)          Duration 2:30 hrs             Calories 950 (est.) With dramatic landscapes, a fascinating industrial past, modern art, a heritage railway service, independent shops and tearooms, cosy pubs and link to 19th-century statesman Sir Robert Peel, the Ramsbottom and Peel Tower walk gives you a great introduction to the West Pennines and […]


  • 3004_feature_795_x_596 Guildford Tranquillity Trail

    Distance 2.75 miles (4.5 km) Duration 1 hr 30 mins Calories 400 (est.)

    Being in tranquil spaces can help us relax, clear our heads and help us to regain focus. Guildford is a wonderful place full of interesting open spaces. Being surrounded by nature has also been found to be hugely beneficial for health and wellbeing especially if we can also hear the sounds of nature.

    To get the trail:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy the trail!

    The Tranquillity Trail allows you take time to appreciate nature even in the midst of this thriving community. You can leave the car behind on this occasion and in most weather and in all seasons enjoy a peaceful walk. This can facilitate important downtime, personal reflection and mindfulness with the bonus of healthy exercise.

    This 2.75 mile trail takes you on a circular walk along relatively quiet routes to some beautiful tranquil spaces without leaving Guildford.

    Images from the tour

  • Ridgeway-National-Trail-WR Ashridge Drovers

    Short Walk: Distance 4 miles (6.44 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 600 (est)
    Long Walk: Distance 6 miles (9.66 km) Duration 3hrs Calories 950 (est)

    Just a 45 minute train ride from London Euston and a few minutes walk from Tring station you can enjoy the fresh air and fantastic views of the Chilterns countryside.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    The Ashridge Drovers Walks follows typically Chiltern sunken lanes that criss-cross the area. This network of ancient green lanes would have been used over hundreds of years to move livestock from the villages of Aldbury, Ivinghoe and Pitstone to their common lands. This movement of livestock was called droving.

    Much of these walks are through common land. Common land is unusual, insofar as the ‘commoners’ have rights to grazing and other activities, such as cutting turf, although they are not the owners of that land. There are very few commons left today. The three villages surrounding the Ashridge Estate, Pitstone, Ivinghoe and Aldbury, have their respective commons within the Estate. These three commons would have been clear of woodland as recently as one hundred years ago.

    The commons within Ashridge were then used to graze cattle, sheep and pigs from the adjacent villages. Fuel for heating homes was also collected from the commons along with bedding for animals and heather and birch for making brooms. Most commons were heavily grazed and, over the centuries, lost their woodland cover except for a few large trees. There has been very little grazing in the last hundred years and, as a result, many commons have been re-colonised by woodland. What you see today is a mixture of open grassland, ancient trees and relatively new woodlands.

    For more walks and rides in the Chilterns see the Chilterns AONB website.

    Please be considerate in the countryside:

    • keep to public rights of way, and leave farm gates as you find them.
    • please keep dogs under close control and on leads where animals are grazing.

    Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:

    Chiltern Hills East  (OS Explorer Map – 181) – Buy Now at Amazon

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  • Well-worn-path-WR Box Wood Walks

    Northern Circular Walk: Distance 3.8 miles (6.12 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 550 (est)
    Southern Circular Walk: Distance 3 miles (4.83 km) Duration 2hrs Calories 450 (est)

    The Box Wood walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London. The walks can be combined to create a 6 mile circular walk.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    Discover twisting old box trees in the largest box woodland in the country and enjoy far-reaching, attractive views of the Chiltern hills and adjacent vales. Explore woodlands and grasslands rich with chalk-associated flora and fauna including box, juniper, orchids and snails. Step back in time by visiting a hill fort and  three village churches (if you combine the Southern and Northern circular walks).

    Find out how people have used boxwood through the centuries.Year-round interest is provided by the stunning views, churches and evergreen box. Box is easier to distinguish in the winter when other trees have lost their leaves. Spring and summer promises colourful wildflowers and butterflies in the grasslands.

    The nearest large towns are Princes Risborough and Wendover offering shops, public toilets, tourist information offices and numerous other amenities. There are pubs in nearby villages.

    For more walks and rides in the Chilterns see the Chilterns AONB website.

    Please be considerate in the countryside:

    • keep to public rights of way, and leave farm gates as you find them.
    • please keep dogs under close control and on leads where animals are grazing.

    Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:

    Chiltern Hills East  (OS Explorer Map – 181) – Buy Now at Amazon

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  • Woodland-WR Seer Green and Beaconsfield

    Circular Walk: Distance 6.5 miles (10.5 km) Duration 3hrs 30mins Calories 1050 (est)
    Station to Station Walk: Distance 6.3 miles (10 km) Duration 3hrs 30mins Calories 1000 (est)

    The Seer Green and Beaconsfield walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London, easily reached on a short train journey.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    These walks offer a delightful mixture of woodland interspersed with panoramic views, giving a real flavour of the Chilterns; one of England’s most wooded Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many of the woodlands are classified as ‘Ancient seminatural’, reflecting their great age and their high wildlife interest.

    The walks are mainly on un-surfaced tracks which can get muddy in wet weather. Stout footwear is recommended.

    For more walks and rides in the Chilterns see the Chilterns AONB website.

    Please be considerate in the countryside:

    • keep to public rights of way, and leave farm gates as you find them.
    • please keep dogs under close control and on leads where animals are grazing.

    Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:

    Chiltern Hills East  (OS Explorer Map – 172) – Buy Now at Amazon

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  • River Thames Little Marlow Water and Woods Walks

    Water Walk: Distance 3 miles (4.83 km) Duration 1hr 30mins Calories 600 (est)
    Water and Woods Walk: Distance 6 miles (9.66 km) Duration 3hrs Calories 900 (est)

    The stile free circular Little Marlow Water and Woods walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London, easily reached on a short train journey.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    Enjoy the traditional pleasures of river and rolling countryside which the railway opened up for 19th Century London society. From the river, busy with boats, the walk also enjoys the abundant birdlife at the Spade Oak Lake.

    You will also be rewarded with panoramic views of the Thames Valley, well managed woodland and fascinating archaeology. And there’s ample opportunity for refreshment at the middle or end of your journey.

    For more walks and rides in the Chilterns see the Chilterns AONB website.

    Fun for the kids
    The Flat Route includes quiz questions to keep the children entertained. Look out for the Brain Bugs on the map!

    Please be considerate in the countryside:

    • keep to public rights of way, and leave farm gates as you find them.
    • please keep dogs under close control and on leads where animals are grazing.

    Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:

    Chiltern Hills East  (OS Explorer Map – 172) – Buy Now at Amazon

     

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  • View of the Thames 5 Views of the Thames

    Flat Route: Distance 3.7 miles (5.9 km) Duration 1hr 30mins Calories 600 (est)
    Scenic Route: Distance 5.3 miles (8.58 km) Duration 2hr 30mins Calories 850 (est)

    The Views of the Thames stile free circular walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London, easily reached on a short train journey.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    The Scenic Route takes you from picturesque Goring up into the Chiltern Hills. You will pass through beech woodlands and through a chalk grassland nature reserve with panoramic views over the Thames Valley. The return leg to Goring is flat, along the River Thames. The walk is easy going, though you will need to cross the railway via a footbridge and navigate some hilly but beautiful sections at the start. The Flat route is shorter, avoids the hilly start but visits the main points of interest you would see on the Scenic Route.

    Goring is a small picturesque village at the foot of hills separated by the River Thames. There are several pubs serving food, restaurants, cafes, local shops, accommodation and a Youth Hostel. There is a regatta during the summer. Public toilets are located in Goring car park. There are no toilets or refreshments on the walks outside of the villages.

    For Goring and Streatley visitor information click here, or for more walks and rides in the Chilterns see the Chilterns AONB website.

    Fun for the kids
    The Flat Route includes quiz questions to keep the children entertained. Look out for the Brain Bugs on the map!

    Please be considerate in the countryside:

    • keep to public rights of way, and leave farm gates as you find them.
    • please keep dogs under close control and on leads where animals are grazing.

    Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:

    Chiltern Hills West, Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford (OS Explorer Map – 171) – Buy Now at Amazon

    Images from the tour

  • Fingest Village Frieth Walk

    Distance 5.6 miles (9 km)                      Duration 2:30 hrs             Calories 850 (est.)

    This Country Ale Tour will take you up and down the beautiful Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Expect rounds of good, old-fashioned ales in ‘ye olde’ public houses, delicious homemade food and quirky anecdotes to keep you going.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    If you are not into beer but just tagging along with a partner or a mate, the villages of Frieth, Turville, Fingest and Skirmett have a lot to offer besides good beer. Many of the eye-catching properties are Grade I and II listed and there are archaeological sites and natural areas to discover too.

    Turville and Fingest have appeared in many TV shows and Hollywood films, including classics like ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and the more recent ‘The Monuments Men’. Local folklore includes ghosts and a young girl who slept for nine years and attracted worldwide interest. This is England at its best: idyllic villages, quaint pubs and glorious countryside to discover at a leisurely pace.

    Going back to beer, several Brakspear pubs are en route, so you can take part in Brakspear’s Country Ale Trail, collect stamps and get free beer. Bear with us on this Tour, we promise that there is something for everyone.

    Not sure you’re ready to go solo? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:

    Chiltern Hills West, Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford (OS Explorer Map – 171) Buy Now at Amazon

    Images from the tour

  • www.handheldtours.co.uk Jane Austen Literary Walk

    Distance 4.4 miles (7.1 km)         Duration 2:00 hrs             Calories 750 (est)

    Jane Austen – A walk from Chawton to Farringdon

    “…and the plan is that we should all walk with her to drink tea at Faringdon”
    Letter to Cassandra, 29 May 1811

    Home to Jane Austen from 1809, the charming village of Chawton and the picturesque Hampshire landscape create a magical setting for this literary tour.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma were all published during Jane’s time in Chawton, with the local surroundings and her lifestyle reflected in these works.

    The Jane Austen Literary walk visits Jane’s house, her brother Edward’s residence, Chawton House, St Nicholas Church (the final resting place of her sister Cassandra and her mother) and much more.  Follow in Jane’s footsteps by visiting the nearby village of Farringdon, a route she would have taken to call on family friends.

    Walk with Jane in the lovely setting of Chawton, enjoy its literary connections with this inspirational author on what will be undoubtedly a memorable day out.

    Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:

    Haslemere & Petersfield (OS Explorer Map – 133) – Buy Now at Amazon

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  • Newlands-Shere-Albury-Walk-Feature-Image Newlands Corner and Shere Walk

    Distance 6.75 miles (10.8 km)          Duration 2:45 hrs             Calories 1000 (est.)

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), this countryside walk offers architectural gems by Victorians Lutyens and Pugin, a hauntingly beautiful pond, a quintessentially English village popular with film location scouts, and tales of smugglers and a 14th-century religious devotee. If you’re looking for a day out that combines charming landscapes with glimpses of rural British life over the last thousand years, this Newlands Corner and Shere Walk is for you.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    Walking in the Surrey Hills is stunning at any time of year. From our starting point at Newlands Corner, there are breathtaking views over the valley that you will explore. From this beauty spot, on a ridge of the North Downs east of Guildford, the tour heads out along the North Downs Way before descending into the valley below. Following the route through woodland, fields and open countryside, you will encounter a Second World War pillbox, ready and waiting for an invasion force that, fortunately, never came. Next you will be greeted with the unexpected sight of vines belonging to an organic vineyard. You can then rest a while at the tranquil setting of Silent Pool before continuing on the tour. The route turns off across fields and through woodland as it makes for the village of Shere, the backdrop to several blockbuster films. Stop off for tea, a pint or a delicious lunch at one of the pubs or teashops. Shere is steeped in history so there’s a lot to discover. If you can tear yourself away, the route will take you southwest to Little London, and another pub. Then it’s back north and into the Albury estate to the Saxon former parish church, where Pugin’s handiwork awaits to delight. On exiting the estate, the walk heads back up to take a route west through fields and woodland. Finally, a track leads you to Newlands Corner.

    The tour uses pavements/roads and well-marked pathways and there are a few gentle ascents and descents. Some stretches may be wet/boggy, so be prepared.

    The Albury Organic Vineyard offer tours and wine tastings on selected days throughout the summer. For dates and times see the Albury Organic Vineyard website (http://www.alburyvineyard.com).  If you want to visit you will need to contact them in advance to book your place. The telephone number is 01483 229159 and the email address is lucy@alburyvineyard.com.

    Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:
    Guildford & Farnham (OS Explorer Map – 145) – Buy Now at Amazon

    Images from the tour

  • Ramsbottom-Feature-Image Ramsbottom and Peel Tower Walk

    Distance 5.87 miles (9.45 km)          Duration 2:30 hrs             Calories 950 (est.)

    With dramatic landscapes, a fascinating industrial past, modern art, a heritage railway service, independent shops and tearooms, cosy pubs and link to 19th-century statesman Sir Robert Peel, the Ramsbottom and Peel Tower walk gives you a great introduction to the West Pennines and the area’s Victorian legacy.

    To get the walk:

    1. Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Select tour using list or map view
    3. Click download button
    4. Enjoy an excellent day out!

    The walk starts and ends in the Victorian mill town of Ramsbottom in Lancashire. The town was awarded joint runner-up in the Daily Telegraph’s 2013 High Street of the Year contest, a testament to its old-fashioned charm. As you wander it’s streets, you will come across a traditional sweet shop, a butcher that makes exceptional pork pies, the Chocolate Café, art galleries and a great choice of tearooms and cafés, There are lots of annual events that draw large crowds, including the Easter egg rolling or ‘Pace Egging’ on Holcombe Hill, the Chocolate festival, and the International Black-pudding throwing competition.

    Starting at the free car park at the train station, this 5.87 mile walk takes you through Ramsbottom and then up onto Holcombe Moor, visiting Harcles Hill and the Peel Tower. Coming back down via an ancient roadway you will come through Summerseat and return to Ramsbottom, roughly following the routes of the East Lancashire Railway and the River Irwell. On a clear day, the views from Harcles Hill can be spectacular, taking in Manchester, the mountains of North Wales, and the Yorkshire and Derbyshire Dales.

    The walk uses pavements/roads and well-marked pathways. There are a few steep ascents and descents and in some cases these use wooden steps that can be slippery. There are some stretches that may be wet/boggy, so be prepared.

    As mentioned above, there are a few annual town events, as well as the regular Sunday and Bank Holiday markets that may mean access to the train station car park is limited. Check out the Ramsbottom.net website (http://www.ramsbottom.net/) for information on upcoming events.

    If you want to get access to/climb the Peel Tower, it is open most Sundays as well as holidays such as Good Friday and Easter Monday. Look out for the flag flying from the top of the tower indicating that it is open to the public. See the Visit Bury website (http://www.visitbury.com/) for opening days as well as information on other things to do in the area.

    Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area:

    West Pennines Moors (OS Explorer Map – 287) – Buy Now at Amazon

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