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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