Recommended Start Point: We recommend you start the walk from Catley Lane Head village on Rooley Moor Road, OL12 6BN. OS Grid Reference SD 872 158. There is ample roadside parking in and around the village, but please park with consideration for the local residents. There is also a regular bus service from Rochdale and Bury to Daniel Fold, from where it is only a short walk uphill to the village.
Distance: 3.2 miles (5.2 kilometres)
Walk Overview: Uncover the past and find out more about the rich history of the area on this moderate circular walk. It is important that you wear appropriate footwear and warm waterproof clothing as some sections of the walk can be muddy and the weather can change very quickly. In poor weather the route can be encased in cloud. We suggest you take some food and a drink with you as well.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. You may encounter some farm animals and farm traffic on your route. There are litter bins at the top and bottom of the village – please put any rubbish in there (including from your dogs).
Please download and print the route leaflet which can be used in conjunction with a GPS application and downloading the GPX file from the map menu below. The last page of the booklet gives you some other ideas of places to visit in the area, and we recommend you take a look at the Rooley Moor Neighbourhood Forum website (www.rmnf.org. uk) for more information about the routes and about the tremendously varied history of the area.