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Circular walk to Great Hill round Anglezarke

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Lancashire, England, about 15.04km (9.35 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 283m (928ft)
Loss 277m (908ft)
Max. Elevation 380m (1246ft)
Elevation (total) 560m (1836ft)
Start & End
Chorley railway station
Distance 15.04km
(9.35mi)
Duration ~5:15
Difficulty  
Moderate
7Created by ashtonkroz on 14 Jan 2014
A full day 10-mile circular walk on the West Pennine moors from Chorley railway station. This walk takes you from Chorley to the picturesque village of White Coppice, then up onto Anglezarke Moors to Great Hill. The return takes you across the moors via Redmond Edge to the Anglezarke Reservoir then back into Chorley to take the train home.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SD586175
Leave the station, turn left and take a footpath back under the railway to the Railway Inn. Immediately turn left and head north for 100m along Friday Street. Turn right (west) along Brown Street to Eaves Lane. Turn left, walk 100m to Froom Street, and then turn right and follow the road across the motorway bridge.
Small reservoir About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid SD599180
Take the path on the right just before a small reservoir and carry on through a small wood until you reach Higher House Lane.
Higher House Lane About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
OS Grid SD611185
When you reach Higher House Lane, turn left and then right onto Hollin Lane and head for White Coppice.
White Coppice About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid SD620190
Take the path to the south of the cricket ground and cross the bridge onto the path to the moor. Take a left and then follow the path, which soon makes a sharp right and then rises steeply for half a mile to Coppice Stile House. Follow the path across three more fields to a footbridge. Follow the path for about 200m until it meets a farm track. Carry on east for about a mile on this track, past Great Hill Farm.
Great Hill About 2.64 km (~1.64 miles) from
OS Grid SD646188
This is the highest point of the walk. From here take a distinct path southeast. Follow this path down, then up, for about a mile to Redmonds Edge.
Redmonds Edge About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid SD651178
When the well paved path approaches a wall on your left, look out for a a path heading diagonally to your right southwest. Follow this faint track, which become a distinct cart track after about half a mile. Stay on this track for about 2 miles until you reach Alance Bridge.
Alance Bridge About 3.04 km (~1.89 miles) from
OS Grid SD627160
Follow the road west for about 300m along the northern edge of Yarrow Reservoir, then take a path on the left along the edge of the reservoir. Roughly halfway down the reservoir, look out for a path bearing right (not long after you cross a bridge across a water course). Take this path, which brings you to the road across the dam at the southern end of Anglezarke Reservoir.
Anglezarke Dam About 0.98 km (~0.61 miles) from
OS Grid SD619155
Take a path heading up the western edge of the reservoir immediately after you have crossed the dam. Stay on this path until you meet Charnock Back Lane. Follow this until you pass Fish Barn Farm, then take the footpath to Bibby's Farm which bears right when the lane bends sharp left.
Bibby's Farm About 1.89 km (~1.17 miles) from
OS Grid SD604167
Take the footpath through Bibby's Farm and head for the motorway foot bridge. After crossing the motorway, turn right and follow the path alongside the motorway until you reach Cross Hall Lane. Turn left and carry on to a T-junction, then turn right and head for Lyons Lane. Turn left and carry on along Lyons Lane back to the station.
Chorley station again About 1.67 km (~1.04 miles) from
OS Grid SD589173
Finish up back at the station.

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