Wintry walk: The Chetham Arms, Turton

As it’s another teeth-chatteringly cold weekend in Manchester, I thought I’d share some photos from a couple of weeks ago – along with a suggestion for somewhere to cosy up with a tasty lunch before wrapping up for a wintry walk.

The Chetham Arms is in a picturesque village on the outskirts of Bolton. We sat near one of the fires and tucked into delicious fish and chips – children’s portions of several of the main courses are available, so it was fish and chips all round.

A track leads off from the car park at the back of the pub. We followed it all the way to the level crossing over the railway line, then headed through the gate on the left onto a footpath and up onto the moors. Peace, quiet and panoramic views. We even caught some late afternoon sun before it started to disappear behind the hills.

A cosy lunch followed by a bracing stroll – ideal as long as the snow doesn’t stop you from getting up in the first place!




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