Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Walk: Entwistle Reservoir, Burton Hill, Tom Barn, Cranberry Moss, Pleasant View Farm, Whittlestone Head, Aushaw, Lower House, Wayoh, Wayoh Reservoir, including stretches of the Witton Weavers Way and the West Pennine Way.
Start Point: Batridge Barn Upper Car Park Grid Reference: SD 722 172 
Distance: 8.3 miles Ascent: 900 feet
Time: 5.2 hours
Weather: Dry, mainly sunny and breezy. Very good visibility.
Comments:

11 walkers. Farmer at Pleasant View directed us away from his yard, but this helped us avoid a broken stile. Great views from Bowland to the Peak district and Winter Hill to the Peel Tower.

Setting off through Himalayan Balsam

Entwistle Reservoir was originally built in the 1830s to provide
water for mills. Bolton turned it into a supplier of water

Fishermen were out in force, and up to their knees

We walked for a short way along the Witton Weavers Way

View across to Darwen Tower from Pleasant View Farm

Air shaft for the railway tunnel near Whittlestone Head

Some rough pasture on the way to the Grimehills Mission

Beehive Coke Ovens that once belonged to the Broadhead Colliery

Closer inspection of one of the coke ovens,
approximately 150 years old

Looking across the Broadhead Valley

Looking back up the Broadhead Valley to Lower House

Approaching Wayoh Reservoir

Water levels at Wayoh are still very low

We climbed under this magnificent railway viaduct
as we returned to the start

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