Pleasant walks with camera and three dogs
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.