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Waugh's Well Walk

6 miles (9 km)

This walk visits Waugh's Well in the Rossendale Valley area of Lancashire.
The structure was created to commemoratelocal poet Edwin Waugh who is known locally as "the Lancashire Burns". It is located at Foe Edge Farm, on the moors aboveEdenfield, where he spent much time writing.
Scout Moor High Level Reservoir is also located next to the well. As such it is a splendid place for a walk with fantastic views over the area from the elevated position.
This circular walk uses sections of the Pennine Bridleway and the Rossendale Way to visit the well from Waterfoot. The route then goes on to explore the moorland scenery, visiting Cowpe Reservoir before descending back to Hugh Mill and Waterfoot.
To find out more about his Waugh's life and works please click here.

Waugh's Well OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Waugh's Well Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east you'll find the Hail Storm Hill and Scout Moor Wind Farm Walk. This area is notable as the highest point of theRossendale Valley and the location of the second largest onshorewind farm in England.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Waugh's Well - - 1104200

Waugh first attracted attention with sketches of Lancashire life and character in theManchester Examiner. HisLancashire dialectsongs, collected asPoems and Songs(1859), brought him local fame. He has been called "the Lancashire Burns." His most famous poem is "Come whoam to thi childer an' me", 1856

View from Waugh's Well - panoramio

View from Waugh's Well over the reservoir and hills.

Waugh's Well - - 502018

Waugh's Well on 21 July 2007 after restoration funded by United Utilities. The photograph was taken immediately after the annual reading of Waugh's poems at the well, hence the spray of roses on the well.

Scout Moor High Level Reservoir - - 557616

Scout Moor High Level Reservoir

Cragg High Level Tank - - 1104211

Cragg High Level Tank

Cowpe Reservoir - - 442230

Cowpe Reservoir


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