Black Moss sounds forbidding, but though a bit soggy it's the start of a splendid walk over Bull Hill to the Pilgrims' Cross and Harcles Hill. A delightful path then leads high above Red Brook Valley before an easy stroll to end the day.
LOCATION: 6 miles north of Bolton
START: From Edgworth follow Broadhead Rd, signed to Blackburn. In 1 mile turn right and park at end of Crowthorn Rd.
Grid ref: SD754182 Postcode: BL7 0JX
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, boggy at first, boots recommended
TIME: 3 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: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Quarlton Heights
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News