690 Ramsbottom and the Peel Tower

Today's objective is the top. Not just an ascent of Holcombe Moor, but the very top of the Peel Tower. From its castellated crest there's a splendid view across the Irwell Valley and, of course, the approach from Ramsbottom had to be through Nuttall Park.

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LOCATION: Ramsbottom, three miles north of Bury
START: Holcombe Brook. Park by Pot Green shops on B6214 at junction with A676
Grid ref: SD780152 Postcode: BL0 9RG
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer - West Pennine Moors Landranger 109
NOTE: Peel Tower Tel 0161 253 5899 small charge
EN ROUTE: Brooksbottom, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Nuttall Park

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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