Sunday, 25th August 2013

Walk: Riley Green & Green Lane Farm, Hoghton Tower drive, R. Derwent weir, Hillock Farm, Paper Mills, and canal bank to pub.
Start Point: The Boatyard Pub, Riley Green Grid Reference: SD 625 250
Distance: 4.5 miles Ascent: 150 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Very warm and sunny
Comments: Interesting walk, historical interest: Hoghton Tower, geographical: Darwen Gorge, site of paper mill, canalside track and marina, architectur: railway viaduct.
Walk was enjoyed by 10 ramblers.

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Looking back towards Darwen Tower and forwards to . . .

 

Houghton Tower

 

A good harvest of acorns

 

Quick march!

 

The Derwent gorge

 

Weir on the River Derwent

 

The end is in sight. Riley Green Marina

 

Time for a drink at the Boatyard Pub

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