|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|
|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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