393 Anglezarke Moor

"If people down south could see this place today there wouldn't be room to move!", said the lady we passed on our way up onto Anglezarke Moor. With a clear blue sky, and the sun reflected from the snow, the moors were certainly in their most attractive Alpine mood. Belmont means Beautiful Hill, but the original name sounded like "Hard Earn", so it was changed in 1804 to attract new workers. Perhaps if word gets out how nice it is round here they'll have to change the name back!

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LOCATION: 7 miles north of Bolton
START: Crookfield Road car park, off A675, two miles north of Belmont
Grid ref: SD665192 Postcode: PR6 8DZ
DISTANCE: 6 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but some rough moorland walking
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - West Pennine Moors Landranger 109
EN ROUTE: Belmont Reservoir

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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