Roddlesworth Reservoir, Sunnyhurst Wood,
Jubilee Tower, Darwen Moor
||Car park off A675
||SD 665 191
||Dry and mild but misty on the moor
||With recent heavy rain, and
numerous flood warnings in various parts of the country,
I chose this route as I knew that most of it would be
reasonable underfoot. After climbing out of the
plantations I crossed the fields to Higher Hill Farm
which dates from the 17th century and has some original
mullion windows. It also has a complete 'garderobe' or
lofty loo - an early form of indoor toilet - easily seen
from the outside! I then followed a familiar route
through Sunnyhurst Wood and up to Jubilee (Darwen) Tower
which was hiding in the mist. After crossing Darwen Moor
I eventually returned past Hollinshead Hall (ruin) to
the car park.
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The River Roddlesworth from the bridge
The waterfall shows the effects of the recent rain . . .
as does the river . . .
which meanders through the woods
One of the Roddlesworth Reservoirs . . .
and a very busy overflow . . .
which is composed of . . .
a series of stepped sections
The board informs us about . . .
the steel posts seen from . . .
Higher Hill Farm
Looking across Earnsdale Reservoir to a disappearing . . .
One of the sculptures in . . .
I'm nearly at the top of the climb . . .
before Jubilee Tower starts to emerge . . .
from the mist
Still some Autumn colour in Tockholes Plantation
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