WANDER UP TO WEIR

Distance: Aproximately 3.5 miles

Approximate time:1½- 2½ hours.

Dog Suitability: Some areas with sheep in the fields, dogs should be kept on leads.

Terrain: 10 minutes alongside a main road, 15-20 minutes on a farm track, 1 hour to to 1½ hours off road.

Tips: Would advise walking boots as terrain is uneven in places.

The walk:

(1)

Exit Rossendale Holiday Cottages via the main gate and turn left up the road.

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You will soon reach a turn off on your left, take this and follow the right hand fork (past a pond)

 

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Continue for around 10 minutes until you reach Nabb Farm, once past the farm you will see this gate. Go through and follow the track up the hill.

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Around 5-10 minutes later, you will see these two walls join up with a stile, go over the stile and follow the track immediately in front of you.

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The reservoir should be on your left, follow the path up until you come to a gap in a wall.

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Go through and turn left at the end through another gap.

At the end of the track ahead of you should be a stile leading to the main road, go over the stile and cross the road, turning right.

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Continue for around 5 minutes and you will come to a gate on the left, go through and follow the track up into what looks like a small valley.

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Take the path on the right.

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Take the path on the right again and follow it to the top of the hill.

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Continue along the top of the hill until you see the memorial on your right, drop down to this platform and admire the view. Maybe even take a selfie with all of Rossendale in and upload it to our facebook page!

 

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After the memorial, follow the path back down to the main road, going through the gate at the bottom.

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Go back along the road until you reach the stile, cross the road and go back over the stile.

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From here retrace your steps, going along the track and turning right to go back through the hole in the wall.

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Continue straight through the hole, following the track you walked up.(you should be able to see the reservoir at this point).

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When you reach the adjourning walls cross back over the stile and continue down the track to Nabb Farm.

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After the farm, go left down the road you came up until you reach Dean Lane (the main road).

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Follow this back down until you reach Rossendale Holiday Cottages

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Jack McGill