|Walk:||Darwen Moor & Darwen Tower, Roddlesworth & Tockholes Plantations|
|Start Point:||Slipper Lowe car park||Grid Reference:||SD 664 203|
|Distance:||8.5 miles||Ascent:||1,170 feet|
|Weather:||Overcast and windy on moors|
|Comments:||A group of 31 set off over the Darwen Moor to the Jubilee Tower, which looked strange without its top on, having been blown off in the winter gales. A replacement is due sometime? From there it was down to the café/ info centre at Roddlesworth, before descending through the woods and circling round to the A675 Bolton Road. Another circle took us round the back of a quarry and saw mill on the outskirts of Abbey Village, and back into the Tockholes Plantations (woods) back to Slipper Lowe.|
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Jane briefs the group
Start of the walk onto Darwen Moor
Looking back with Great Hill on the horizon
An isolated memorial, important to someone with fresh flowers
Heading for Jubilee Tower . . .
much nearer now . . .
and we have arrived . . .
for a coffee break
Some made it to the top
Roddlesworth, will Santa get down there?
Handy outcrop of rocks by the Bolton Road for a lunch break
An old quarry full of wood
A tea stop on the bridge . . .
over the River Roddlesworth
Nearing Slipper Lowe with Autumn Leaves at end of November
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