541 Lumb

"Forest of Rossendale" says the map, but though the fields and moors are still beautiful, there are few royal huntsmen nowadays and the sheep on Swinshaw Moor look startled to see anyone at all.

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LOCATION: Rossendale
START: Marlpits Sports Centre, one mile from Rawtenstall on Newchurch Rd
Grid ref: SD821230 Postcode: BB4 7SN
DISTANCE: 7.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explore OL - South Pennines Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: Hargreaves Arms
EN ROUTE: Pennine Bridleway, Higher Cloughfold, Edge Cote Farm, Crawshawbooth, Swinshaw Moor, River Whitewell, Newchurch

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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