Sunday, 18th July 2010




Walk: Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, Turton Heights, Dimple, Longworth Clough, Ornamental Reservoir, and Catherine Edge.
Start Point: Crookfield Road Car Park Grid Reference: SD 665 191
Distance: 12.3 miles Ascent: 1,300 feet
Time: 6.75 hours    
Weather: Rain for first 2.5 hours with clouds down over Turton Moor. Lots of running water everywhere, apart from the reservoirs! Clouds lifted as descended from Turton Heights.
Comments: The walk took in some parts of the Witton Weavers Way, and parts of the old Kings Highway which had linked Bolton and Blackburn.
It was good to be joined by a visitor from Tasmania and to meet Bob and Judith at the end of the walk to celebrate Judith’s birthday.

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Wet coffee stop in a dangerous spot


By lunchtime the rain had stopped


But as we headed over Turton Heights . . .


the clouds were still down

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