The Wrinkly Rambler

Pleasant walks with camera and three dogs

Another Walk on Darwen Moor

The weather today was dull, and at times rather murky and threatening rain during our walk on Darwen Moor, but the rain thankfully never arrived. I parked the car in the small car park on Crookstone Road, just off the A675 Bolton to Abbey Village road, then the dogs and I walked the short distance to the stile that would put us on the Witton Weavers Way. After a few hundred yards, and having waited patiently whilst a ewe and her lamb vacated the path, we turned left to head up past the ruins of Higher Pasture Barn Farm and up onto Darwen Moor. Once on the moor we left the Way for a short time to trek across a footpath that would let us pick up the Way again overlooking the town of Darwen. From there we followewd the Witton Weavers Way to within reaching distance of Darwen Tower before leaving it to take a path that would eventually lead us off Darwen Moor and down to Roddlesworth Woods. Then it was a short walk past the ruins of Hoddlesworth Hall to make our way back to the car.

Distance: 5.22mi, overall time: 3hr 44min, overal average speed: 1.4mph, walking average speed: 2.1mph.

Map of the route.

Map of the route.

Mum, there’s a man and three dogs coming our way.

Mum, there’s a man and three dogs coming our way.

C’mon, let’s scarper before he gets out the mint sauce.

C’mon, let’s scarper before he gets out the mint sauce.

The forlorn remains of Higher Pasture Barn Farm.

The forlorn remains of Higher Pasture Barn Farm.

Looking back down the path up onto Darwen Mioor.

Looking back down the path up onto Darwen Mioor.

The weather looked a bit murky as we walked across Darwen Moor.

The weather looked a bit murky as we walked across Darwen Moor.

Coming down off Darwen Moor and heading towards Roddlesworth Woods. On the horizon can be seen Great Hill, the highest point on Anglezarke Moor.

Coming down off Darwen Moor and heading towards Roddlesworth Woods. On the horizon can be seen Great Hill, the highest point on Anglezarke Moor.

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