|Walk:||Slipper Lowe Wood, Roddlesworth Reservoir, Earnsdale Reservoir, Jubilee Tower, Darwen Moor|
|Start Point:||Slipper Lowe Wood car park||Grid Ref:||SD 664 202|
|Distance:||5.5 miles||Ascent:||900 feet|
|Weather:||Misty in places but dry and mild|
Joseph and Beth
|Comments:||The mist cleared as we walked towards the reservoir where we stopped for lunch. After climbing up through woodland we made our way across to Earnsdale Reservoir. At this point I decided to make the walk a little shorter and headed straight up to Jubilee Tower instead of going into Sunnyhurst Wood. We climbed into the mist and had nearly reached the tower by the time we saw it. After a brief stop for refreshments we climbed the tower but, of course, there were no views at all. We then made our way across Darwen Moor and back to the car.|
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Heading off into Tockholes Plantation it looks rather misty ahead
The mist seems to have cleared as we reach the stepping stones . . .
which the children enjoy crossing
Time to pose before . . .
continuing along the Witton Weavers' Way though the valley . . .
where Beth wonders if the Troll is about to emerge from under the bridge
The mist hangs just above Earnsdale Reservoir . . .
where Beth is looking a little tired!
Jubilee Tower looms out of the mist . . .
and we make our way to the first level for a photo
The trig point provides another photo opportunity before heading back to the car