Walk 10


Healey Nab


Length

3 miles

Time

2  hours

Terrain

Good Views.

Start at White Coppice and pass the Cricket pavilion on your right and continue over the Goit. Turn immediately 90 degrees right and stay on this path until you reach the gate on Moor Road near Waterman's Cottage.

At the gate turn right and pass Waterman's Cottage. Anglezarke Reservoir is on your left. The lane turns sharp left at the end of the reservoir and after 60 yards turns right. At this turning do not turn right but continue ahead over a stile and up a series of steps to another stile at the top. Pick your route carefully here as it can be very wet underfoot. Continue ahead keeping the fence to your right.

At the top of the field cross the stile and continue ahead, crossing the main track.

The Blue Waters is reached shortly and we climb to the right. The path is seen in the second photo below.

Continue climbing towards the woods ahead. At the left hand side of the woods there is a path . Continue to climb with the woods to the right. At the top bear left and the Summit cairn of Grey Heights is to be seen.

Having reached the summit turn left  (walking in the direction of Rivington). Soon you reach a path that starts to turn left and down hill. Follow this till you reach a stile. Here turn right and follow the wide track. After almost a mile a stile appears on the left - take this and cross to the woods where another stile awaits.

Go over this and start to descend through the woods to Anglezarke reservoir. Follow the path to the end of the resevoir and follow the same route back to Watermans Cottage and back to White Coppice.

Heather on Healey Nab, Cliff Farm and White Coppice Moor are in the distance

 

The view from the top of the Blue Waters, Cliff Farm is at the top of the photo.

 

Grey Heights summit cairn. Chorley is beyond

 

Botany Bay and beyond that is the old ROF site which is being flattened for a new 400 acre development.

Blackpool Tower is on the skyline

 

Anglezarke Reservoir with Rivington reservoir beyond from the lower slopes of Grey Heights

 

Chorley Reservoir is the most well hidden of all the reservoirs. This is the only place where a distant view is possible. Rivington Pike is beyond.

 

Anglezarke Reservoir from near the point where the route takes a left turn down to the reservoir.