Walking trail

The Stubbins Estate Walk near Gawthorpe Hall

Walking trail

In 1947, Colonel Austin Townsend Porritt gave The Stubbins Estate to the National Trust. This included 436 acres of farmland and a small portion of Holcombe Moor for public access and pleasure. This walk circles part of the Stubbins Estate. It is just under 2 miles or 3 km in length and although it covers rough terrain is achievable in an hour.

View from Subbins Estate


Route map for Stubbins trail


The bottom of Red Lees pasture


Start at the bottom of Red Lees pasture.


Proceed westwards for approximately half a mile, past Lower Red Lees farm, to the Helmshore Road.

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From here the route follows Helmshore Road for almost half a mile to the north of Buckden Wood.


From here there is a short descent for another half a mile east through Buckden Wood to The Cliffes.

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Here the route veers to the south.


At the end of Porrit’s Lodge the route passes through a gate on the right and passes the rear of the castellated Tentering Tower.

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The route ends back at Red Lees pasture

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The Stubbins Estate Walk near Gawthorpe Hall


Footpaths with climbs and descents. Not suitable for pushchairs.

The Stubbins Estate Walk near Gawthorpe Hall

Contact us

Email: gawthorpehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

The Stubbins Estate Walk near Gawthorpe Hall

How to get here

Stubbins Estate near Ramsbottom, Lancashire
By road

The Stubbins Estate Walk can be accessed from the A676 (Stubbins Road), turning onto Stubbins Street which leads to the public footpath. Follow the footpath to the left to begin the walk at Red Lees pasture. There is only on street parking.

The Stubbins Estate Walk near Gawthorpe Hall

Facilities and access

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