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Rolling fields going down into a valley and Holcombe Hill in the distance, with Peel Tower standing tall on its plateau
A view of Holcombe Moor with Peel Tower visible | © National Trust/Madelaine Nash
Liverpool & Lancashire

The Stubbins Estate walk near Gawthorpe Hall

Experience this countryside trail that circles part of the Stubbins Estate near Ramsbottom in Lancashire. Enjoy views on a clear day of Manchester and the Derbyshire Pennines and pass through Buckden Wood filled with a variety of tree and flower species. Discover part of an old textile factory at The Tentering Tower.

Planning your trip

Please note that this trail is on the Stubbins Estate near Ramsbottom, about a 25-minute drive (13 miles) from Gawthorpe Hall itself.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Red Lees pasture.

Step 1

Start at the bottom of Red Lees pasture.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

Here the route veers to the south.

Step 6

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.

End point

Red Lees pasture.

Trail map

Stubbins Estate Walk near Gawthorpe Hall trail map
Stubbins Estate Walk near Gawthorpe Hall trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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