918 Bacup to Tunstead

Dogs barked, three deer skipped down the snowy hillside, while horses in their winter coats looked up with interest. Few people were out on the fields above Bacup, so wrap up warm and you too may be welcomed by Whitegate Farm's black and white cat.

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LOCATION: 5 miles north of Rochdale
START: Bacup centre
Grid ref: SD870230 Postcode: OL139AZ
DISTANCE: 3.5 miles
GRADE: Easy, with a gentle climb
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 103
EN ROUTE: Rossendale, Newchurch Old Toad, Irwell Sculpture Trail

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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