444 Nuttall Wood

For years, whenever we looked at the map of Bolton, our eyes were drawn to our namesake Nuttall Wood. Were these ancient oaks once a hunting forest for De Notogh of Nuttall Hall, who lived north of Bury in the 14th century? Alas with no public footpath the area remained unvisited. But now hundreds of trees have been planted to create a new Community Woodland. Definitely this is a Mecca for Nuttalls; and even if you're not one of the clan, you're still very welcome!

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LOCATION: Five miles south east of Bolton
START: Clifton Country Park, Kearsley, signed from A666
Grid ref: SD772041 Postcode: M27 6NG
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Easy
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Manchester & Salford Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Outwood Trail, River Irwell, Ringley Wood


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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