Great Hill and Round Loaf, Anglezarke


path up Great Hill
cairn marking Round Loaf


Walk Overview:

There is much evidence of Bronze Age settlements on Anglezarke Moor, this circular walk visits Great Hill (381m) & the most interesting pre-history mound ‘Round Loaf’.

Anglezarke is a wonderful name, it’s a combination of Norse & Gaelic, Angle is Anlaf, a name and erg is Old Norse for hill pasture, i.e. Anlaf’s pasture.

Our walk starts by the dam of Anglezarke reservoir on Moor Road and follows good paths for most of the way. The route across the moorland to and from Round Loaf is on less distinct paths and is often wet, however with care, it’s possible to cross without getting wet feet!

We later pass by Lead Mines Clough, the remains of the 19th century activity extracting minerals from the landscape before the valleys were flooded to provide the city of Liverpool with water.

We also visit the memorial of the Wellington Bomber Zulu 8799 that crashed into Hurst Hill in November 1943 killing all crew.



Fly-by Video:

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Walk Details:
Start: Moor Road, Anglezarke reservoir, SD61568 17891
Distance 10.5km (6.5 miles)
Ascent: 241m
Grade: Moderate, difficult in poor weather
NB: grading is based upon normal conditions & can be subjective
Countryside Code for the public:
be safe - plan ahead & follow any signs
leave gates & property as you find them
protect plants & animals
take your litter home
keep dogs under close control
consider other people
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