It went from almost nothing to being a major village in 50 years thanks to improved roads, railways and a bridge. Textiles declined later and new roles have evolved. Dogs on leads welcome, powered wheelchairs possible.
Meet Ian Philp in the car park off Rochdale Road by the traffic lights on the Stainland Road.
Unless stated, walks begin at 2pm. Please wear appropriate footwear.
Most walks lasts 2 to 2¼ hours and those are fairly easy walking – normally on surfaced paths. A few walks are a little longer, use rural paths or are harder walking – there will be a note in the text about those. Almost all starting points are served by public transport.
The majority of walks are circular, finishing at the starting point, however a few walks are linear and these are marked in the text. Except where stated otherwise, there’s no need to book, just turn up and pay on the day. The charge for our walks is £4 (all ages).