802 Peel Park, Accrington

You could easily miss May Road Well on the climb from Accrington’s Peel Park to the heights of Great Hameldon. But once this was a place of pilgrimage and every May would have been thronging with folk. It’s hard to imagine this now.

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LOCATION: Accrington
START: From A56, turn left on A679. In 1.5 miles go left again up Peel Park Avenue. At top turn left and follow unsigned track uphill to car park
Grid ref: SD769293 Postcode: BB5 6HL
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.0 hours
MAP: Explorer - West Pennine Moors Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: High Riley, Windy Harbour, Huncoat Trail


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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