Sunday, 11th August 2013


Walk: Witton Weavers Way, Stones Bank Plantation, Turton Heights, Cheetham Close, Turton & Entwistle Reservoir, Cadshaw, Duckshaw Clough, Hollinshead Hall
Start Point: Belmont Road car park Grid Ref: SD 665 191
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Weather: Overcast with some rain Time: 6.75 hours
Comments: The route followed the Witton Weavers Way along good tracks and across moorland paths, passing a couple of reservoirs and walking through woodland. There were good views for much of the walk and though some of the showers were heavy they didn't last for more than about 10 minutes. An enjoyable walk that needed some demanding navigation at times.

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The group assembles in the car park . . .


before setting out on the Witton Weavers Way . . .


past Belmont Reservoir


Conference  . . .


in the woods




Some unusually large pine cones are spotted


Cows - and a hungry calf


Arriving at Cheetham Close . . .


where we stop for a group photo


Heading downhill with Egerton in the distance


A depleted Turton & Entwistle Reservoir . . .


where three benches provide the perfect spot for lunch


Looking back to the reservoir


Robb decides to mend a broken stile . . .


having found a 'suitable' hammer he carries out a perfect repair!!


A short pause before the next climb


Darwen Tower comes into view


Heading through the woods . . .


to the ruins of Hollinshead Hall

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