Thursday, 17th February 2009


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
Accompanied by:

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

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