Bold Heath 'Ladies Walk' Circular

6 mile circular walk starting from Clock Face park then taking 'Ladies Walk' between Bold New and Old Halls to Bold Heath. The return section includes a disused railway track and The Dream sculpture.

Technical sheet
No. 8139053
A Bold walk posted on 22/04/21 by gfl57. Update : 23/04/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 5.62mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 148ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 144ft
Highest point Highest point : 256ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 98ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Bold
Starting point Starting point : N 53.418139° / W 2.70114°
Download : -
Griffin Wood

Description

(D/A) Take gate from the car park and follow path South beside the fishing pond. The path bears east (left) at the south end of the pond. At paths, junction turn south (right) downslope. Cross footbridge and following winding path northeast along the edge of the park.

(1) Turn south (right) along Hall Lane.

(2) Leave the tarmac path via the footpath on the east (left). Take path West (right) beside Griffin Wood's information board.

(3) When the path is in sight of M62 turn east (left) and follow the footpath initially parallel to M62 then bear away from
motorway.

(4) Turn sharp southeast (right) taking path beside pond towards motorway bridge. Take the footbridge south over M62 and follow the path south.

(5) Upon reaching Old Hall Rd turn south (right) Turn West (right) along Warrington Road. Refreshments are available on this stage.

(6) Turn north (right) off Warrington Rd first by driveway then by footpath over farmland. Cross Tibbs Cross Lane and follow driveway and footpath opposite.

(7) Turn north (right) initially along footpath then down onto disused rail track. After passing under M62 head northwest (left) upslope.

(8) Pass by the base of Dream sculpture taking path briefly north then east (right) downslope.

(9) Opposite pond, follow path east (right) as is runs behind houses of Abbotts Hall Ave. Carefully cross Clock Face Road to continue east. Enter Clock Face Park and make your way back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 154ft - Clock Face Car Park
1 : mi 0.66 - alt. 144ft - Hall Lane
2 : mi 1 - alt. 138ft - Kennel House
3 : mi 1.46 - alt. 108ft - M62
4 : mi 1.77 - alt. 105ft - Sharp Turn
5 : mi 2.19 - alt. 98ft - Old Hall
6 : mi 3.32 - alt. 98ft - Warrington Rd
7 : mi 3.95 - alt. 154ft - Railtrack
8 : mi 4.53 - alt. 256ft - The Dream
9 : mi 4.95 - alt. 157ft - Abbotts Hall
D/A : mi 5.62 - alt. 154ft - Clock Face Park

Useful Information

Route in detail with images : www.graemelinford.com/walks/bold_heath.html
Parking at start WA9 4SE.
Refreshments available on Warrington Rd before (6)
Bold Hall History : https://www.suttonbeauty.org.uk/suttonhi...

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

Clock Face Park
Bold New Hall
Bold New Hall
Walk 'Ladies Way' between the halls
The Dream sculpture
Sutton Hall Park

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