Historic Houses, Highest Hill - Walk 1
This walk takes you from the medieval manor house of Smithills Hall up to the television mast on Winter Hill, which reaches a height of over 1000 feet and is the highest hill in the West Pennine Moors. From these heights there could be views over to the Peak District and Pennines, to North Wales and even to the Isle of Man.
The route returns to the start of the walk by way of the classic mill village of Barrow Bridge. The shorter, 4-mile circuit provides easy walking but the full 8-mile walk takes you over high, rough moorland.