Walk: Boundary Mill

Colne map.
Colne map.

On the right at the rear of the main store there is a pedestrian exit.

On the right at the rear of the main store there is a pedestrian exit.

Take it and keep ahead to join a cycle path that leads to the A56 Primet Hill.

Cross into Bridge Street. This dips down to cross Colne Water before rising steeply through a residential area.

500m from the bridge take a public footpath on the right. On reaching Higher Knotts keep ahead to take a footpath that drops to a footbridge.

After crossing a pasture the path descends to a gully and then bears left through shrubs to briefly join a track.

Once in the open bear right with Height Side on the right.

After a stile continue to the next wall.

Turn left with a wall on your right.

Ten minutes of steady climbing will bring you to Southfield Lane.

The way ahead is to cross to a footpath diagonally opposite.

(You may wish to visit the viewpoint on your left)

Returning to the lane cross to the footpath and bear right from the wall to reach a stile behind Hill End farm.

Follow the path as it leads to another stile.

Then across a large field to a squeeze stile in a wall.

After crossing a farm track the path enters a plantation. This leads down to the tarmac drive of Fox Clough.

Walk towards the house and then take a rough grassy track to the right.

This leads across to Hill Top on the edge of Trawden – 1100m away.

The track is well waymarked throughout.

When you reach the lane turn left.

Now on Mire Ridge walk back towards Colne.

400m after a cemetery where the road bends right keep ahead on a footpath.

This descends through pastures to reach a track. Turn right.

Where the track bends to the right keep ahead on a footpath leading to Carry Bridge. Do not cross at this point but take a footpath leading along the left bank of the river.

At the next bridge keep ahead on a public footpath that weaves through the yards of a factory.

Turn right over the bridge and then left onto Exchange Street.

On reaching Church Street turn left. In five minutes turn right towards Boundary Mill - and you have reached your destination.