GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hunters Hill and Harrock Hill Walk

3 miles (5.2 km)

This circular walk visits Hunters Hill and Harrock Hill near Parbold in Lancashire.
The walk starts from the Hunters Hill quarry car park on Bannister Lane at postcode WN6 9QD for your sat navs. From here you can follow Bannister Lane north to Bannister Farm where you turn east to climb up to Harrock Hill Windmill. It's a lovely spot with peaceful bluebell woods, a photogenic ruined windmill and some fine views to enjoy.
The route then heads south past Harrock Hall and Butteries Wood before coming to High Moor. You then follow Stony Lane west before turning north to round Hunters Hill Quarry and return to the car park.
To continue your walking in the area you could climb to Parbold Hill or visit the delightful Parbold Fairy Glen.

Postcode

WN6 9QD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hunters Hill and Harrock Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hunters Hill and Harrock Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The woodland and hillside trails make for a fine walk with your dog.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Hunters Hill and Harrock Hill Walk starts nearby. It visits a fine viewpoint at Harrock Hill where there's also an interesting ruined windmill.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lancashire Walks page.

Photos

Flooded part of Hunters Hill Quarry - geograph.org.uk - 719583

Flooded part of Hunters Hill Quarry. View across Hunter's Hill Quarry and the West Lancashire Plain. This quarry was worked for its sandstone for 200 years up to the 1980's but is now a nature reserve with managed walkways and parking overlooking the Lancashire Plain.

Harrock Hall - Geograph 1828156

Harrock Hall. The house is set in over 400 acres of land and has a long and varied history.

Footpath west from Harrock Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1625764

Footpath west from Harrock Hill

View towards Harrock - geograph.org.uk - 719674

View towards Harrock

Ruined Windmill on Harrock Hill - geograph.org.uk - 719631

Ruined Windmill on Harrock Hill

View from Harrock hill - geograph.org.uk - 719653

View from Harrock hill. Towards the radio mast and woodland to the south east

View from Hunters Hill - geograph.org.uk - 719605

View from Hunters Hill. The village in the near distance is Hill Dale near Parbold and the view beyond is north west across the west Lancashire Plain.

Ruined windmill on Harrock Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1625760

Another view of the ruined windmill

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Hunters Hill and Harrock Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)