Winter Hill

 

Location

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The TV mast supply road, north of Horwich up to the top of Winter Hill.

GR SD 656 130 to 657 150, OS Sheet 109.

Distance/ Height Gain

Distance 2.5km, Height Gain 190m.

Surface/Designation

Private supply road for the Winter Hill TV mast; it is also a bridleway, so access is not a problem.

Reasonable surface but breaking up in places. Best suited for classic (or ‘off-road’ skate).

Safety Details

The return trip is not recommended because of the gradient. Occasional walkers on the road and one cattle grid.

Facilities

Facilities in nearby Horwich.

Other Details

Suitable for uphill training. If walking boots are taken in a sack, then a moorland walk can be an enjoyable option for coming down; there are a number of paths to select.

Roger Bunyan,
Yorkshire Dales Cross Country Ski Club