|01Start||OS Grid Ref: SD 53677 06468 SatNav: 53.55278088,-2.70067200|
|Parking available in Porters Wood car park. Exit car park taking Gathurst Road North (right).|
|02Ackhurst Lane||OS Grid Ref: SD 53825 06745 SatNav: 53.55528571,-2.69848331|
Just before reaching Ackhurst Lane take track East (right) off road
|03College End||OS Grid Ref: SD 54062 06580 SatNav: 53.55382617,-2.69487843|
|Take path beside wall and follow it West beside Ackhurst Brook.|
|04Potters Wood||OS Grid Ref: SD 54419 06657 SatNav: 53.55455117,-2.68949523|
|Follow path as it heads North (left) up slope. Some good views of Winter Hiill on this section.|
|05Rail Line||OS Grid Ref: SD 54328 07165 SatNav: 53.55910482,-2.69094899|
After taking bridge over rail line turn East (right) along footpath
beside rail track.
|06Heinz||OS Grid Ref: SD 54993 07036 SatNav: 53.55800867,-2.68088534|
Turn North (left) on path heading away from rail line and take
footbridge over River Douglas.
|07Towpath||OS Grid Ref: SD 54942 07415 SatNav: 53.56140217,-2.68171683|
|Follow Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath West (left).|
|08Gathurst Lane||OS Grid Ref: SD 54056 07423 SatNav: 53.56139898,-2.69509568|
|Leave canal and take Gathurst Lane briefly South (left).|
|09Bridge||OS Grid Ref: SD 53955 07265 SatNav: 53.55997630,-2.69659504|
After passing under bridge carefully cross road and take path West
|10M6||OS Grid Ref: SD 53626 07349 SatNav: 53.56069959,-2.70156517|
|Continue on track as it passes under M6 motorway.|
|11Dean Brook||OS Grid Ref: SD 53377 07428 SatNav: 53.56138465,-2.70534709|
|Take footbridge over Dean Brook and follow path North (right).|
|12No Entry||OS Grid Ref: SD 53385 07554 SatNav: 53.56251734,-2.70523443|
Follow path as it heads West (left) beside field boundaries up the
hill. Take time to admire view behind over valley to Winter Hill.
|13Permissive Path||OS Grid Ref: SD 52675 07599 SatNav: 53.56286145,-2.71596327|
|Take permissive path through goose compound onto Ayrefield Road.|
|14Ayrefield Road||OS Grid Ref: SD 52220 07597 SatNav: 53.56279773,-2.72282973|
|Take footpath South (left) between houses and beside field boundary.|
|15Whitley Road||OS Grid Ref: SD 52304 07320 SatNav: 53.56031883,-2.72152081|
|Turn SE (left) along Whitley Road.|
|16Leave Road||OS Grid Ref: SD 52740 07121 SatNav: 53.55857268,-2.71491184|
Leave Whitley Road and take farm track heading East (left) down slope
towards Dean Brook.
|17Valley Side||OS Grid Ref: SD 53359 07214 SatNav: 53.55946488,-2.70557776|
Turn South (right) and follow path running parallel to Dean Brook as
it descends down to Brook.
|18Footbridges||OS Grid Ref: SD 53101 06620 SatNav: 53.55410024,-2.70938918|
|Cross footbridge and continue South along West bank of Dean Brook.|
|19Climb||OS Grid Ref: SD 52792 05896 SatNav: 53.54756041,-2.71393820|
Take footbridge over Dean Brook and take steps up East side of gorge
to join farm track.
|20Meadow View||OS Grid Ref: SD 53458 05639 SatNav: 53.54531649,-2.70385310|
|Upon reaching Gathurst Road turn briefly left (North)|
|21Spring Road||OS Grid Ref: SD 53461 05788 SatNav: 53.54665521,-2.70383164|
|Carefully cross Gathurst Road and take Spring Road NE under M6.|
|22Beside M6||OS Grid Ref: SD 53773 06026 SatNav: 53.54882096,-2.69916191|
Leave Spring Road immediately after passing under M6 by taking path
NE (left) beside motorway.
|23Potters Wood||OS Grid Ref: SD 53676 06434 SatNav: 53.55247972,-2.70068541|
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