Thursday, 15th November 2012


Walk: Hollinshead Hall (Ruin), Witton Weavers Way, Darwen Tower, Stepback Brook
Start Point: Slipper Lowe car park Grid Ref: SD 664 202
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Weather: Mist clearing to sun Time: 3.5 hours
Comments: A familiar route with quite a lot of walking on tracks - ideal for wet weather, but there are some muddy sections on the narrower paths. This was the first time I had approached Jubilee Tower on the Witton Weavers Way track and is possibly one of the best approaches. Returning across the moor I varied the route by dropping down to Stepback Brook before climbing the unnamed hill on the way back to the main route.

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A misty morning looking across to Winter Hill


Spot the odd one out


Lord's Hall - occupying a desolate position on the moor


The first view of the Tower from The Witton Weavers Way . . .


showing the mound on which it is built . . .


and the sun emerges to enhance the view . . .


with one final photo


Sunnyhurst Hey and Earnsdale Reservoirs


The unnamed hill has a depression in the centre . . .


with the highest point to the south . . .


and just right of centre in this photo

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