Tuesday, 14th August 2012


Walk: Towneley Hall, Coke Ovens, Crown Point, Clowbridge Reservoir, Singing Ringing Tree, Cliviger
Start Point: Towneley Hall car park Grid Ref: SD 851 306
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Weather: Overcast in the morning and sunny in the afternoon Time: 5.25 hours
Comments: Another walk from Towneley Hall to The Singing Ringing Tree, this time with Beth. She navigated most of  the route and did a good job of following the route on the map and working out where we had to go. She also enjoyed taking some of the photos along the way. As previously we followed part of the Burnley Way and the Wayside Arts Trail. We visited Clowbridge Reservoir before making our way to The Singing Ringing Tree where we had lunch. It was then down hill for most of the way to Towneley Hall and, of course, the cafe!

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Beth poses beside the decorated replica of a coke oven


The marker posts are topped by a variety of birds


Two rather large shire horses encountered on route


Small tortoiseshell buterfly


The Autumn sculpture at Wholaw Nook


Clowbridge Reservoir . . .


where there is quite a breeze for the sailors


Beth inspects one of the plaques at the Memorial Forest . . .


and catches the sun on this bunch of flowers . . .


as well as capturing a landscape shot of Burnley


An historical cairn . . . 


with decorated plaques


Too much noise!!


Actually, the tree was 'singing nicely'


A nearby stone holds a plaque . . .


to record an award


Lunch finished and Beth looks thrilled to be moving on!


Two goats enjoy a spot of sunbathing . . .


while this horse still has its pyjamas on!


What a weight!


Towneley Hall . . .


with its nearby cafe - what a treat

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