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Carr Mill Dam from Ashton-in-Makerfield

A moderate walk (countryside) in Greater Manchester, England, about 14.88km (9.25 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 74m (242ft)
Loss 78m (255ft)
Max. Elevation 120m (393ft)
Elevation (total) 152m (497ft)
Start & End
Ashton-in-Makerfield
Distance 14.88km
(9.25mi)
Duration ~3:45
Difficulty  
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Map
8Created by ashtonkroz on 23 Sep 2012
A full-day circular walk from Ashton around Carr Mill Dam and back via part of Sankey Valley Park. There's a little bit of road walking but most of the route is in the countryside.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SJ571991
Start the walk in Ashton-in-Makerfield.
Over the M6 About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
OS Grid SJ565994
A footpath leads you over the M6.
Garswood About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid SJ550994
Walk through Garswood and pick up the footpath on the western edge of the village.
Chadwick Green About 2.02 km (~1.26 miles) from
OS Grid SJ530989
Follow the footpaths beneath Blackley Hurst Hall to Chadwick Green.
Carr Mill Dam About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
OS Grid SJ525985
Continue to Carr Mill Dam. There are footpaths all around the reservoir and you might spot some water birds as well.
Footpath About 0.93 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid SJ525976
At the southern end of the reservoir, take the footpath that heads beneath the railway and the A580.
Sankey Valley Park About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid SJ534968
Continue along the path into Sankey Valley Park.
Along the valley About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SJ535961
Head under another road near the Visitor Centre and follow the footpath through the Sankey Valley Park. This website has a useful downloadable map: www.warrington.gov.uk/info/200860/parks/944/sankey_valley_park
Newton Common About 2.07 km (~1.29 miles) from
OS Grid SJ554952
At Newton Common, take the path heading northeast.
Newton Le Willows About 1.55 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid SJ568959
Follow the path around the outskirts of Newton Le Willows.
Penny Lane About 1.47 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid SJ573973
Head into Haydock and take Penny Lane beneath the dual carriageway.
Over the M6 About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
OS Grid SJ573983
A footpath leads over the M6 and back towards Ashton-in-Makerfield.
Ashton-in-Makerfield About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SJ577992
Continue back into the town centre to finish the walk.

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