Tuesday 1 January 2019

Quarlton Guided Walk - Peter Harris

Upcoming Guided Walk - June 2019

26th Jun 2019 7:30pm
Meeting place:  Red Lion, Hawkshaw

This is the same walk which we have planned in 2017 and 2018, both of which were rained off.  Hopefully we'll be third time lucky!

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