|Walk:||Solomons Temple, Tockholes Plantation, River Roddlesworth, Sunnyhurst Wood, Darwen Tower, Hollinshead Hall, Great Hill|
|Start Point:||White Coppice cricket club||Grid Reference:||SD 619 190|
|Distance:||13.7 miles||Ascent:||2,550 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny spells with some hail showers in the afternoon|
With rain, strong winds and a drop in temperature forecast I decided to stay local and not climb too high. However, the conditions were very pleasant most of the time. Making slight changes to a route I have done previously it was an enjoyable day, though as I climbed to the summit of Great Hill the hailstones were quite painful!
Using the Mormon Temple as a focus . . .
I check out what my new lens can do
Solomons Temple - my favourite spot for a morning break . . .
with views to my next target - Darwen (Jubilee) Tower
Not much in the waterfall today . . .
as the River Roddlesworth flows between two stone pillars . . .
on its way to the reservoir
One of a number of wooden sculptures in Sunnyhurst Wood
The bandstand was a gift . . .
from Charles Spencer
The climb leads to Darwen Tower . . .
bathed in sunlight as I leave it behind
Winter Hill and Rivington Pike from the climb to . . .
the summit of Great Hill, shwing the effects of a heavy hail shower . . .
which can now be seen passing over Darwen Moor . . .
as the Tower emerges
Interesting cloud formations over Pendle Hill . . .
and the hail clouds move away from Darwen Tower