Wednesday, 27th July 2011

   

            

 

Walk: The Boatyard, Green Lane Farm, round Hoghton Tower, River Darwen Gorge/weir, Hillock Farm, A674, by Paper mill (disused), Canal and back to pub
Start Point: The Boatyard, Riley Green Grid Reference: SD 262 270
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 100 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Sunny and warm
Comments: An interesting leisurely walk, with impressive gorge and viaduct, enjoyed by 21 walkers.

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Someone made hay while the sun shone

 

Houghton Tower on the right

 

Stop, Look and Listen at the level crossing

 

Gathering at Houghton Bottoms

 

The towering viaduct almost hidden by the summer foliage

 

Sunlight in the River Darwen gorge

 

Obstacle along the path

 

Is this a lost leader?

 

The Boatyard is in sight

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