Training Routes

TRAINING ROUTES

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NEW BOLTON MARATHON ROUTE


SELF LED MONDAY NIGHTS ROUTES.

Below are some routes which each week will be available to run as a self led group, they are there as a further session available for you to run with others on our Monday night training sessions.

Top Shop and back

Directions   Run down Smithills Dean Rd to the traffic lights. Turn left and run along Moss bank Way to Astley Bridge Traffic lights. Turn left up Belmont Road and after about a mile uphill you reach the Top Shop on your left. Turn here and retrace your steps back to the sports Centre.

Distance        6.50 Km ( 4.04 miles )

Elevation Gain    85 Metres

Surface    Road


Bob Smithy Inn/ Old Kiln Lane 

Directions  Cross Smithills Dean Rd and proceed along Smithills Croft Rd. At the Junction with Barrow Bridge Rd ( Chimney ) turn left and proceed with Moss Bank park on your right until you reach the Traffic lights with Moss Bank Way. Turn right on Moss Bank Way until you reach Doffcocker Roundabout. Turn right up Chorley Old Rd past the Old Links Golf Course until you reach the Bob’s Smithy Pub. Cross the Rd and turn down Old Kiln Lane. Continue down Old Kiln Lane until you reach the traffic lights with the dual carriageway (A58). Turn left along the dual carriageway,  crossing Doffcocker Roundabout onto Moss bank Way. Continue along Moss Bank Way past the traffic lights at captains Clough Rd until the lights at Smithills dean Rd where you turn left back to the sports centre.

Distance   7.89Km ( 4.9 Miles )

Elevation Gain   98 Metres

Surface   Road


Devonshire Road Loop (Anticlockwise)

Directions        Down Smithills Dean Road to the traffic lights then right along Moss Bank Way crossing  the roundabout onto Victoria Road. Turn left at the bottom towards Bolton along Chorley New Road then left again up Devonshire Road crossing Lonsdale road until you reach Chorley Old Road. Turn right down Chorley Old Road crossing at the first zebra crossing then proceed up Captains Clough Road continuing across the roundabout with Church Road until you reach Moss Bank Way. Turn right here and proceed down Moss Bank Way back to the traffic lights and turn left back up Smithills Dean Road to the leisure centre. 

Distance        8.68Km   (5.39Miles)

Elevation        102m        

Surface         Road

 


War Memorial and back

Directions    Down Smithills Dean Rd to the traffic lights and turn left on Moss Bank Way. Continue along Moss bank Way to the traffic lights at Astley Bridge. Turning left cross over the bottom of Belmont Rd onto Blackburn Rd. Continue up Blackburn Rd until you reach the War Memorial at the junction with Darwen Rd. Turn round and retrace your steps.

Distance     8.97 Km   ( 5.57 miles )

Elevation Gain     106 m

Surface     Road


Wilton Arms and return

Directions Turn down Smithills Dean Road to the traffic lights and turn left on Moss Bank Way. Proceed along Moss Bank Way until the traffic lights at ASDA. Turn sharp left up Belmont Road and remaining on the footpath on the left side continue up the hill to the Wilton Arms on the left. Turn round and retrace your route back to the Sports centre.

Distance        8.39 Km ( 5.21 Miles )

Elevation Gain      111 Metres

Surface      Road


Old Kiln Lane/Captains Clough Loop

Directions Run down Smithills Dean Rd and turn right at the lights along Moss Bank Way. Cross Doffcocker Roundabout onto the Duel Carriageway and proceed to the traffic lights with Old Kiln Lane. Turn left at the lights down Old Kiln Lane which becomes Markland Hill lane then Whitecroft Rd which meets Chorley Old Rd. Turn right downhill on Chorley Old Rd then turn left onto Captains Clough Rd. Run the full length of Captains Clough Rd crossing the Small roundabout with Church Rd until you reach the lights with Moss Bank Way. Turn right onto Moss Bank Way and run to the next lights turning left up Smithills Dean Rd back to the sports centre.

Distance       6.75Km (4.19miles)

Elevation Gain   75 Metres

Surface      Road


Canon Slade via Hough lane and Andrew Lane

Directions    Run down Smithills Dean Rd and turn left at the lights onto Moss Bank Way. Run along Moss Bank Way to Astley Bridge. Cross Blackburn Rd at the lights and continue on Crompton Way until you reach the lights with Tonge Moor Rd. Turn left passing Canon Slade School  to the next lights where you turn left onto Turton Rd. Continue up Turton Rd which becomes Darwen Rd until you reach Hough Lane on the left. Turn down Hough lane and cross the bridge at the bottom on the footpath on the left side. Stay on the footpath as it leaves Eagley Way. The path takes you up some steps onto a cobbled Rd. Continue on this road which becomes Andrew Lane and feeds into Blackburn Rd. Run down Blackburn Rd to the lights at Astley Bridge and turn right onto Moss Bank Way. Run along Moss bank way turning right at the lights up Smithills Dean Rd back to the sports centre.

Distance    10.02 Km (6.2 miles)              

Elevation Gain    104 metres

Surface   Road


Old Kiln Lane/ Chorley Old Rd Loop (back via Barrow bridge Rd)

Directions   Down Smithills Dean Rd and cross turning right at the traffic lights and run along Moss Band Way. Continue until you reach Doffcocker Roundabout. Cross on the topside and continue on the duel carriageway opposite until the traffic lights. Turn right at the traffic lights up Old Kiln Land and continue uphill until you reach Chorley old Rd at the Bobs Smithy Pub. Cross the road and run downhill past the entrance to the Old Links Golf Course. Turn left onto Montserrat Rd. Continue along Montserrat Rd which becomes Lightbounds Rd. Continue along Lightbounds Rd until it turns to the right and immediately turn off on the left side along Cinder Ln. Continue along Cinder Ln until it joins Barrow Bridge Rd where you turn right . Proceed until you reach the Chimney where you turn left along Smithills Croft Rd leading you back to Smithills Dean Rd opposite to the entrance to the sports Centre.

Distance        7.34K  ( 4.56 Miles)

Elevation Gain      100m

Surface      Road


Devonshire Rd, Chorley New Rd, Chorley Old Rd loop

Directions  Run down Smithills Dean Rd and turn right along Moss Bank Way. At the next lights turn left along Captains Clough Rd. Cross the small roundabout with Church Rd and on reaching the bottom of Captains Clough Rd cross Chorley Old Rd at the crossing and turn right. Run up about 30 metres and turn left down Devonshire Rd. At the bottom of Devonshire Rd turn left and run down Chorley New Rd towards town. Run down to the junction with Chorley Old Rd (Landmark House on the left) and turn left up Chorley Old Rd. Run up Chorley Old Rd until you reach Captains Clough Rd on the right. Run up Captains Clough Rd to Moss Bank Way. Turn right down Moss Bank Way to the next light and turn left back up Smithills Dean Rd to the sports centre.

Distance      7.62 Km ( 4.74 miles )

Elevation Gain    96 m

Surface Road


War Memorial Loop

Directions  Go down Smithills Dean road then turn left at the traffic lights along Moss Bank Way. Proceed along Moss Bank Way to the traffic lights at ASDA then turn left crossing Belmont road onto Blackburn Road. Continue up Blackburn Road until the War Memorial where you will need to cross the road to turn right along Darwen Road. Continue along Darwen road turning right down Hough Ln, which becomes Eagley Way and back up to Blackburn Road. Turn left down Backburn Road which you will need to cross back down to the traffic lights at ASDA where you cross the bottom of Belmont Road turning right onto Moss bank Way. Proceed along Moss Bank way until the next traffic lights turning right up Smithills Dean road back to the sports centre.

Distance 9.48 Km (5.9 Miles)

Elevation Gain 121 Metres

Surface Road  


 

Lap of Hell of a Hill, 4.5 miles - shared by Bill Kelly

 

WINTER HILL & TWO LADS 8.3mi

 

LOSTOCK & MIDDLE BROOK TRAIL 8.3mi

 

A6 ADLINGTON LOOP 7.5mi

 

TURTON & ENTWISTLE RESERVOIR 2.4mi

 

BROMLEY CROSS LOOP 5.8mi

 

BARROW BRIDGE VIA COAL PIT ROAD 5.2mi

 

ENTWISTLE & WAYOH RESERVOIRS 5.0mi

 

JUMBLES VIA BROMLEY CROSS 8.8mi

 

WINTER HILL MAST VIA DEAN MILLS RES 7.9mi

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