and leads up to a gate.Through this and then in a short distance after a second gate
turn left on a broad track that swings upwards on a steep slope into the moors.
After ten minutes becomes a lot easier.
¾ of a mile after starting the climb join a track with a Ramblers Association signpost. Turn right in the direction of Belmont Road. This track takes you through the ruins of Drinkwaters Farm
before arriving at the base of the summit ridge. Take a footpath which breaks to the left of the main track and then after a stile follow a paved path to the stone shelter.
From this height much time will be spent identifying features on the landscape spread out like a table cloth below. Continuing the walk ignore the paved path but keep ahead on the ridge negotiating very boggy ground
and then follow the spur down a gully on a more defined path. On the far side of the stream cross a stile
and then aim for a farmhouse on the Belmont Road.
As you near it at a wall corner follow the wall on its right which will bring you opposite Piccadilly.
At the junction of paths turn left onto the Witton Weavers Way. (The ruins of Hollinshead Hall are to the right.)
On the main track follow it as it bears left climbs a brow and to a junction
and then begins a gentle descent on a rocky track
to reach Halliwell Fold Bridge in the midst of the wood. Cross the bridge over the River Roddlesworth and then pick up a poorly defined footpath left off the main track leading right to Abbey Village. This leads back to Belmont Road.
cross to the farm drive obliquely right opposite. As you reach the main yard of the farm bear right on a track between farm buildings.
As you reach fields cross to a metal gate to the left of conifers.
Through this bear right to a field corner picking up a rutted track. Soon leaving this keep ahead to a wooden stile
and then after crossing this keep ahead to a second. The way begins to drop to a gully with a conifer plantation. After a ladder stile and a footbridge
and then crossing a second ladder stile on the far side keep ahead to a waymark post 200yds further on.
Here turn left. The next mile takes you across the northern edge of Withnell Moor in a westerly direction. After crossing another deep gully keep ahead to a wooden gate. Through this continue until you reach a wall
at a path junction. Turn right and with the wall on the left follow it to a large isolated building. Cross a stile on the right and then traverse a pasture bearing left to reach a lane.
Breathe a sigh of relief - the hard part is over.
After 300yds turn left through a wooden gate
leading into Wheelton Plantation. Keep on a broad track
which in 20 minutes brings you to a bridge across a water channel - the Goit. Cross this and turn left over the bridge to follow the Goit
back to White Coppice. As you near the village bear right on a path which after edging round a pasture leads onto the cricket ground.