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Great Hill from Anglezarke Reservoir

County/Area - Lancashire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SD620161
Lat 53.640025 // Long -2.576228
Postcode PR6 9DQ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

Starting from Anglezarke Reservoir this walk explores the West Pennine Moors including Great Hill and Spitlers Edge. The route explores an area that was once a hive of activity with farms, mines, and small quarries. The walk also passes three reservoirs that were built to provide water to the expanding urban populations and industries of Lancashire.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2245 Winter Hill & Rivington Pike - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Walk 2532 Rivington Pike - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km

Walk 2108 Darwen's Jubilee Tower from Abbey Village - easy/mod - 9.0 miles/14.6 km

Walk 2732 Darwen Tower & West Pennine Moors - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 2584 Turton & Entwistle and Wayoh Resrs. from Jumbles - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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