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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