|Walk:||Darwen Moor, Darwen Tower, Sunnyhurst Wood, Roddlesworth Reservoir, Tockholes Plantation|
|Start Point:||Ryal Fold car park||Grid Reference:||SD 665 214|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||1,180 feet|
|Weather:||Mainly sunny with a cool wind in exposed sections|
The walk had been planned to start at Slipper Lowe car park but we arrived to find the car park closed with no explanatory signs! Consequently we parked further along the road near Ryal Fold.
Darwen, as we make our way around the moor . . .
to reach Darwen, or Jubilee, Tower
The heather contrasts nicely with the gorse
The Bandstand in Sunnyhurst Wood
and a heron that doesn't fly away as soon as you spot it
The Tower from Earnsdale Reservoir
Beside Roddlesworth Reservoir an unusual collection of metal spikes . . .
but there is an explanation nearby
Four boats follow the wind . . .
and line themselves up nicely
I wonder if they caught anything?
Dappled shade enhances the woodland
Zooming in on the Tower as we make our way back to the car park