760 Hawkshaw to Holcombe Moor

Holcombe Moor is well known on the eastern side, but they keep a bit quiet about its backdoor route. Tucked away here is a 17th century hamlet, while above there's a delightful stroll past Red Brook, leaping joyfully down a rocky clough, with a view stretching to the Welsh mountains.

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LOCATION: Four miles north of Bury & Bolton
START: Hawkshaw A676 Waggon & Horses, roadside parking
Grid ref: SD761150 Postcode: BL8 4JN
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer - West Pennine Moors Landranger 109
NOTE: Holcombe Moor Danger Area occasionally closed for military training. Check before you go www.bury.gov.uk or Tel 01204 882991†
REFRESHMENTS: Waggon & Horses
EN ROUTE: Redisher, Croichley Fold, Peel Tower, Two Brookes Valley

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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