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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