Staghills Woods, Apr 6 2013

Date of event: Sat 06th Apr 13
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Newchurch


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Staghills (with Lea Bank and Tricketts), Newchurch, near Waterfoot, Rossendale.  Level D event suitable for all levels of ability.

Staghills woods are set on a bank running down to the River Irwell, steep in places, but leveling off at the top.  In addition the extension areas of Lea Bank and Tricketts are part of the competition area.

The woodland is mostly runnable and has a good path network.  There are a few areas of rough open land, though this is early season and undergrowth will be a a minimum.

events location


Nearest town: Newchurch
Grid Ref: SD831222
Postcode: BB4 7UA
Latitude: 53.69584
Longitude: -2.25770
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Planner: Gillian Rowan-Wilde PFO, assisted by Hannah Goldswain
Organiser: Hamish Willis PFO, assisted by Lucy Wilson & Corinna Howorth.
Controller: Jim Mitchell, PFO.
Contact: T: 01706 210642, M: 07967 318501 E:

Info for dog owners

Dogs are not permitted in the school grounds, but there is adjacent rough ground where dogs may be exercised.  Please clear up after your dog.
Dog are not allowed on the courses.


We regret that due to school Easter holidays we do not have access to the school toilets ..... but watch this space in case this situation changes.
Junior Squad CAKE STALL will be in attendance.

About the area/map


Staghills Woods, Lea Bank and Tricketts is an area of runnable woodland following the bank that runs down to the River Irwell.  There are many paths throughout the area.

In Staghills there is a wealth of contour detail (steep in places) and vegetation features.  Lea Bank is part of an old school grounds with contour and water features.  Tricketts is an area of wooded rough ground that once housed WWII air raid shelters. 

Read more about the Staghills area and map


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Posted by Steve Wilson