Abbey Village Reservoirs Circular

The walk starts Abbey Village main St A675 (Bolton Road) and follows clockwise circular route via Abbey Village, Rake Brook, Roddlesworth Lower and Higher Reservoirs.

Technical sheet
No. 4300824
A Withnell walk posted on 06/11/20 by gfl57. Update : 09/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h15[?]
Distance Distance : 6.29mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 427ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 397ft
Highest point Highest point : 820ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 446ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Withnell
Starting point Starting point : N 53.700035° / W 2.546554°
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Description

(D/A) Follow the road north to the track heading northeast off the main road. Plenty of parking on the main road in the village. Take track northeast towards farm building. Pass buildings on the west side then upslope to the dam. Cross dam wall and continue upslope to grassland. Footpath heads northeast to the stile near Bradley farm. After stile head northeast to the gate next to the barn.

(1) Head south on track part of Witton Weavers Way. Gateway on Weavers Way, take the path west along the fence to a stile at the junction with next fence. Cross the stile and follow the path along the east of tree line. Take stile down west to stream and cross bridge to track.

(2) Follow farm lane north and then south-west to Hare and Hounds pub. Footpath meets the track. Take track south-west towards the south end of Abbey Village.

(3) Track passes close to Hare and Hounds pub. Take track south-east around the north side of Rake Brook Reservoir before the main road. Lodge by the reservoir. Follow the path around lodge then east over the weir to Roddlesworth Reservoir. Follow the path north along the dam wall.

(4) At the north end of the dam wall follow the track east through wood along the north side of Roddlesworth Reservoir. Follow path south-east along the north side of Higher Roddlesworth Reservoir.

(5) Follow the track south along the west side of the stream. Follow the path south through the wood until reach paved track through the wood, 'Mill Lane'.

(6) Take 'Mill Lane' south to bridge over a stream. The path heads West towards A675, difficult to follow at times. Take road north to Abbeyville farm. Take farm track west to Abbeyville farm between farm buildings then across the field to gate on the west side.

(7) Take ill-defined footpath north-west towards the south end of the wood. Take path north-west along the line of wall to the well-defined track heading north. Take path west to the south end of Quarry. Follow path north-west around the quarry to Twistmoor Lane and head east to Dole Lane.

(8) Take road north back to Hare & Hounds in Abbey Village. Head north through the village back to start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 528ft - Abbey Village
1 : mi 0.73 - alt. 469ft - Bradley Farm
2 : mi 1.33 - alt. 476ft - Red Lea
3 : mi 1.76 - alt. 561ft - Hare and Hounds
4 : mi 2.45 - alt. 568ft - Dam End
5 : mi 3.34 - alt. 676ft - South Tip
6 : mi 3.93 - alt. 751ft - Mill Lane
7 : mi 4.84 - alt. 751ft - Abbey Gate
8 : mi 5.51 - alt. 646ft - Dole Lane
D/A : mi 6.29 - alt. 528ft - Abbey Village

Useful Information

Food and drink available in Hare and Hounds, Abbey Village.
Parking at start.
More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/abbey...

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5


Walker
on Mon 08 Feb 2021 13:32:25 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 07/02/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Very nice walk, especially with vistas of 4 reservoirs contrasting with woodland, parkland and farmland. Very boggy in places at this time of year. Not too strenuous.


Walker
on Mon 25 Jan 2021 11:57:37 CET

Glad you enjoyed the walk, you might want to check out the Withnell, Brinscal walk here which starts from Abbey Village and heads West initially on disused rail track before climbing to give great views over Ribble Valley on a clear day. Some pics of this at www.graemelinford.com /walks plus other walks in the area.


Walker
on Mon 25 Jan 2021 10:34:24 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 25/01/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Very good

The link to another website, from yours, had what looked like a straight forward route but it wasn’t.
Your info was good and it was a great walk.

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