|Walk:||Higher Pasture Barn Farm, Witton Weavers Way, Whitehall Farm, Darwen Moor, Jubilee Tower, Sunnyhurst Wood, Ryal Fold, Tockholes Plantation|
|Start Point:||Car park off A675||Grid Ref:||SD 665 191|
|Distance:||8.8 miles||Ascent:||2,200 feet|
|Weather:||A dull but dry day|
On my own
|Comments:||Having completed this walk in snow (10th January), I wanted to see what it was like without the snow. As it turned out parts of the route were very muddy. I changed the route in a couple of places: previously we had taken a wrong turning just before Whitehall Farm; to try out a different path past Ryal Fold.|
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On the earlier walk the seat wasn't visible at this point as it was covered with snow . . .
and here there was a large hay bale for the sheep
Zooming in on a helicopter . . .
which brought its load . . .
to the path that I was walking along . . .
guided into position by a nearby workman . . .
and his colleague
Each load turned out to be one pile of hardcore
Zooming in on Jubilee Tower from Darwen Moor
Blackburn sprawls across the view from Jubilee Tower
A stone carving in Sunnyhurst Wood . . .
where I also spotted a squirrel
Tockholes Wood . . .
and the River Roddlesworth where I stopped for lunch
The climb up to Great Hill