The Bolton Group runs three regular walks each month.


Coach Rambles

The Coach Rambles take place on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. Local footpath walks take place on the second Sunday of each month.

  • The coach fare at present is £13.00.
  • To book a place on the coach, phone David on 01204 849229 (if no response within 24 hours send text to 07899415824)
  • The pickup points for both the coaches are Chequerbent at 7.45 am and Bolton, Spa Road (outside Bolton Lads and Girls Club) at 8.00am.
  • You will be asked to fill in a contact form, this is necessary for insurance purposes.
  • If you have a medical condition eg diabetes, you should mention it when you are making the booking
  • Most people use the car park on Pool Street South (3 minutes from Spa Rd). The cost is approx. £2.30 on Saturday. Alternative Bolton College NCP off Deane Rd (8 minutes from Spa Rd) free at weekends.
  • Please note that dogs cannot be taken on the coach rambles.

There may have to be adjustments in the fare if the price of fuel causes the coach company to raise the hire charge.

Local Footpath Walks:

These walks are free, all you have to do is assemble at the designated point at the time specified to meet the leader. Most of the walks are accessible by public transport. Note that all buses leave from Bolton Bus Station, times can be checked by ringing 0161 228 7811.

Information about any of these walks can be obtained by telephoning the leader specified in the programme.



Bolton Group Coach Ramble guide :

Outward journey: there is a toilet stop on route to at the start of the walk
Return Journey: there are no stops.

Two walks are provided:

A walks (10 - 14 miles) : These are designed for the more active members and are (in general) longer in distance, more strenuous and walked at a faster pace.

B Walks ( under 10 miles): These are shorter in length and taken at a more leisurely pace, though they can be strenuous in stretches as they often cover the same terrain as an A walk.

Guidelines for walkers

  • Each walk will have a leader and a back marker.
  • All accidents (however minor) or incidents must be reported to the walk leaders.
  • Keep with the walk group and do not go ahead of the leaders.
  • Always keep visual contact with fellow walkers both in front of and behind you.
  • At the meeting of footpaths, make sure that the walkers behind you know which path is being taken.
  • Always follow the advice and direction of leaders when crossing busy roads.
  • When walking on country lanes, keep to the side of the road facing oncoming traffic.
  • On farmland keep to the footpaths, do not cut corners when the footpaths follow the edge of fields. In crop growing fields, even grass is a crop, walk in single file.
  • Use the stiles and gates provided, do not climb over walls and fences.
  • If you have to stop or leave the walk, please ensure that the leader/back marker is informed

End of walk

All walks will finish (or you will be taken by coach) in a village or town that has refreshments: coffee/tea shops or pubs. Time will be allowed for you to have a drink and you will given the time that the coach will leave on its return journey.