|Walk:||Hollinshead Hall (ruin), Tockholes Plantation, Earnsdale Reservoir, Jubilee Tower, Darwen Moor, Hollinshead Hall (ruin)|
|Start Point:||Crookfield Road car park, off Belmont Road||Grid Reference:||SD 665 191|
|Distance:||7 miles||Ascent:||1,600 feet|
|Weather:||Dry but a very strong wind on the open moors|
|Comments:||Choosing quite a short route, this walk was made even shorter due to the route through Sunnyhurst Woods being closed. By the time I got to Jubilee Tower the wind was very strong so a quick lunch was taken in the shelter of the tower before continuing back to the car via Lyon Den.|
The Well House at Hollinshead Hall . . .
is the only building left standing
Jubilee Tower, today's target
Unforunately Sunnyhurst Wood is off limits . . .
so my route takes me beside . . .
Good to see a stone wall being built instead of fencing being erected
A very windy Jubilee Tower
Sunnyhurst Hey Reservoir seems to have been drained
These bracket fungi . . .
look relatively new . . .
as they are in very good condition
The well-spaced trees make the woods in this area quite inviting