Sunday, 11th August 2013

Walk: Witton Weavers Way, Stones Bank Plantation, Turton Heights, Cheetham Close, Turton & Entwistle Reservoir, Duckshaw Clough, Hollinshead Hall
Start Point: Belmont Road car park Grid Reference: SD 665 191
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Time: 6.75 hours    
Weather: Overcast with some short sharp showers
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Will we need the waterproofs - it's going to be one of those on / off days!

 

Heading along the Witton Weavers Way . . .

 

past Belmont Reservoir

 

Time for a conference . . .

 

in the woods

 

Elevenses stop

 

Some unusually large pine cones hide amongst the trees

 

A calf with an appetitie

 

Arriving at Cheetham Close . . .

 

we gather for a group photo . . .

 

before heading downhill with Egerton in the distance

 

A depleted Turton & Entwistle Reservoir . . .

 

where three benches provide the perfect spot for lunch

 

Looking back to the reservoir

 

Robb decides to mend a broken stile . . .

 

having found a 'suitable' hammer he carries out a perfect repair!!

 

A short pause before the next climb . . .

 

onto Darwen Moor, with Jubilee (Darwen) Tower in the distance

 

Tockholes Plantation takes us to . . .

 

the ruins of Hollinshead Hall, and back to the cars

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