Upcoming Guided Walk - June 201728th June 2017 7:30pm
Meeting place: Red Lion, Hawkshaw
Quarlton is a remote township in the ancient parish of Bolton-le-Moors. It was the subject of our publication No 21 by Jim Francis.
It is significant for being the ancestral home of the Knowles family who began by working a local coal seam and by the mid 19th century had developed a coal mining company that was said to be the largest in the world.
This circular walk, from the Red Lion at Hawkshaw, is a repeat of one carried out 6 years ago. It passes through some fine countryside, the relics of a small colliery and the possible remains of an ancient burial mound among other things.
|Top of Quarlton - © Copyright Philip Platt|
The mound in the middle ground is thought to be a Bronze Age burial mound