Wednesday, 7th January 2015

Walk: Leeds Liverpool Canal, River Darwen, Houghton Tower
Start Point: The Boar's Head, Hoghton Grid Reference: SD 613 267
Distance: 5.4 miles Ascent: 450 feet
Time: 2.75 hours
Weather: Rain, breezy
Comments: 19 people set out in poor conditions. The ground was very muddy and slippery in places. However, the scenes of local historical landmarks such as Hoghton Tower and the views along the canal and river made up for the conditions.

Eating the last of the mince pies on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal at Feniscowles

Best foot forward at Feniscowles

On a slippery slope to the River Darwen

Alongside the River Darwen on the approach to Hoghton Bottoms

A bridge crossing in Owlet Holes Wood

A weir on the River Darwen - this allowed water to follow a mill race to Higher Mill where cotton was produced

The River Darwen passing under the Preston to Blackburn railway line

The arch is 116 feet above the river bed

Information about Hoghton Bottoms

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