Wednesday, 24th September 2008




Walk: Turton & Entwistle, Wayoh Reservoir to Edgeworth, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles Reservoir (just) to Turton Tower and return to cars.
Start Point: Bartridge Road car park Grid Reference: SD 722 172
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 1,100 feet
Time: 5.25 hours    
Weather: Dull start, improving to bright sunshine by lunchtime, for rest of walk. No rain and pleasant temperature.
Comments: A pleasant walk with a good mix of scenery, views and historical interest.

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We set off along Turton and Entwistle Reservoir


Norman at Edge Fold


Coffee stop at Entwistle Station


Birthplace of a Royal Doctor . . .


in Brandwood Fold . . .


with 400 year old listed cottages


Lunch stop . . .


looking over Old Russia Lodge to Edgeworth


Turton Bottoms, once a site of much industrial activity


Pill Box just off B6391, a strategic position for the Home Guard to protect the reservoirs


Turton Tower, is it leaning or is it parallax. But look at the wing on the right against the black upright lines on building in front.


Afternoon tea at the Tea Shop


We cross the ornate railway bridge built in 1848


Clough Head Farm, and the 8 sided towers are said to be Silo Towers, with windows?

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