14th March: Roamin’ to a Roman Camp
Meet : Kay Street car park, Rawtenstall 9.50 am
Carshare to Delph. OL3 5HX Denshaw Road, near Lodge Lane.
The walk will encompass Castleshaw Reservoirs and Roman Fort. Starting along Lodge Lane and ascending to Delph Greave and on towards Heights, but soon bearing right to Grange and later Moor Croft. We walk above Castleshaw Lower Reservoir and Wood Farm, then alongside the Upper Reservoir to eventually drop to cross a bridge over the corner of that reservoir and return on the western shores. We climb to gain Dirty Lane near Castle Shaw hamlet and descend to find a path left taking us to the Roman Fort. Our descent takes us into Waters Clough and Castleshaw Centre and along a packhorse route towards Causeway Sett where we turn right to follow the river Hull Brook into Delph. 4.5 miles Moderate