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Spanners Round

32 km / 20 miles

Gtr Manchester, Lancashire
A circuit across open moorland and along riverside and farmland paths, linking three reservoirs of the old Bolton Water Authority with three reservoirs of the former Irwell Valley Water Board (now all controlled by North West Water). Originally developed by Derek Magnall but now looked after by East Lancs LDWA.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish
SD736139 - Jumbles Reservoir, Gtr Manchester
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Badge for Spanners Round (LDWA East Lancs)


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Route Profile:

30.1 Km (18.7 miles)
873 m (2,864 ft) ascent
379 m (1,243 ft)  maximum height