Great Hill from White Coppice

The walk starts from White Coppice cricket ground and follows the clockwise circular route via Wheelton Moor, Tockholes Plantation and Great Hill.

Technical sheet
No. 4298171
A Anglezarke walk posted on 05/11/20 by gfl57. Update : 25/04/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h15[?]
Distance Distance : 7.47mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 958ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 945ft
Highest point Highest point : 1240ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 495ft
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Anglezarke
Starting point Starting point : N 53.66693° / W 2.578118°
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Track to Great Hill


(D/A) Starting from cricket club follow path to gate at east side of ground..Take path north along west bank of river. Follow track along 'The Goit' to Trigg Lane.

(1) Follow path along east boundary fence then via ruin. Follow path east passing small quary until reach 'Wheelton Moor' track.

(2) Go north along track, cross road down to 'Brinscall'.

(3) Follow path around ruin, take path north east along wall. Path heads towards 'Darwin Tower' in the distance. Head to south end of small plantation.

(4) Cross bridge and take path south east across fields leading to gate above farm.

(5) Take track from farm to A675. Cross road to footpath 50 meters South. Follow path through wood. Follow path south through wood. At Mill Lane follow path along stream with waterfalls back to main road.

(6) Cross road and travel south to footpath on west side of road. Take path south west towards summit. Take track to top of Great Hill, excellent 360 degree views from summit. Take paved path west down hill.

(7) At Drinkwaters ruin follow path west down hill. Branch south west off main track.

(8) From quarry follow path down hill to bridge over 'The Goit' until you're back at the start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 495ft - Cricket club
1 : mi 0.97 - alt. 528ft - Trigg Lane
2 : mi 1.6 - alt. 919ft - Brinscall
3 : mi 2.1 - alt. 817ft - Ruin
4 : mi 3.03 - alt. 745ft - Bridge
5 : mi 3.71 - alt. 801ft - A675
6 : mi 4.49 - alt. 846ft - Main Road
7 : mi 5.99 - alt. 1102ft - Drinkwaters
8 : mi 6.63 - alt. 876ft - Quarry
D/A : mi 7.47 - alt. 495ft - Cricket club

Useful Information

Food and drink available in cricket clubhouse at weekends.
Parking at start.
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Opinions and comments


Global average : 3.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 2/5
Routemap quality : 3/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Mon 30 Aug 2021 10:26:47 CEST

Global average : 3.33 / 5

Date of walk : 28/08/21
Description quality : Disappointing
Easiness to follow the route : Average
Walk interest : Very good

Lovely area, and interesting walk. However poor directions an we got lost. Problem around point 1/2. No idea what Wheelton Moor track is, inaccurate references to north and east. Managed that part, path at 3 OK, but it teed, no sign of plantation. We guessed and ended up tramping over moorland with no track, it was a difficult mile to get to the road, lucky to find a way out avoiding barbed wire. From the road we were able to pick up the route again with no issues.

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