Borsdane Wood Circular Walk

The walk starts from Mill Lane in Hindley and follows the clockwise circular route via Borsdane Wood and Westhoughton Common.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/borsd...

Technical sheet
No. 4287309
A Manchester walk posted on 01/11/20 by gfl57. Update : 16/04/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.92mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 161ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 161ft
Highest point Highest point : 371ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 210ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Manchester
Starting point Starting point : N 53.541892° / W 2.567572°
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Borsdane Wood Picnic Area

Description

Parking available in Hindley Mill Lane.

(D/A) From the car park, take the lane heading north. Pass under the railway and keep going to the north through Borsdane Wood.

(1) Exit wood by turning right up hill and through farm buildings. Cross wide dyke taking track south east towards Taylor Farm.

(2) From Taylor Farm, take Dodd Lane north on west side of buildings. Once at Radcliffe House Farm, turn right and continue south east towards north side of coppice.

(3) Follow Long Lane and turn right just before Willow Bank and along edge of golf course. Carefully head west across golf course. Then, keep going west across field.

(4) At Wilson's Farm, turn left onto Jack's Lane through farm buildings. Turn right on the track just before the railway.

(5) Turn left at pond and keep going south to Higher Barn Farm.

(6) Leave track to take the footpath on your right beside the farm. Carefully follow footpath downslope. Take steps down to main path heading south. Take the tunnel and you're back to start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 210ft - Hindley Mill Lane car park
1 : mi 1.55 - alt. 338ft - Borsdane Wood
2 : mi 1.91 - alt. 351ft - Taylor Farm
3 : mi 2.64 - alt. 371ft - Long Lane
4 : mi 3.53 - alt. 315ft - Wilson's Farm
5 : mi 4.34 - alt. 279ft - Pond
6 : mi 4.67 - alt. 259ft - Footpath
D/A : mi 4.92 - alt. 210ft - Hindley Mill Lane car park

Useful Information

Parking at start.
Food and drink available in Hindley.
More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/borsd...

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