Saturday 23rd Mar

Location: Darwen Moor & Roddlesworth reservoirs


Jeff Horton 

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Depart time


Travel Time

40 minutes



Walk Distance

7.5 miles

Map & Grid ref

OS 287 SD665191


Nearest postcode, Royal Arms at Ryal Fold BB3 0PA



Approx Ascent

1100 feet

Brief Description

This walk is mostly on firm surfaced tracks. From the car park we go to the ruins of Holinshead Hall and then ascend the moor to the top of Stepback Brook and descend alongside this to the intake wall and then take the farm track below Higher Wenshead farm and on to Earnsdale Reservoir. We ascend Donkey Brew and along to Tockholes road, which we cross and descend through the woods to Roddlesworth Reservoir. From here we proceed to the farm track that takes us to the bridge over the river at the foot of Slipper Lowe. We ascend the main track back to Holinshead Hall and return to the car park.

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