Public Transport based walk with Arthur Embleton.
Train departs from Piccadilly at 07:52
This is a circular walk taking in many of the small villages in Lancashire that were occupied by weavers. It also takes in Turton and Darwen Towers. We will be moving at a good pace to ensure that we complete during daylight hours. Bring two lunches and plenty of snacks.
We start off with a gentle walk around the Wayoh Reservoir before ascending Whittle Hill. We will then pass Turton Moor, and carry on north, crossing the M65 and walk close to Blackburn. We will then head south, past Darwen, summit our highest point, Darwen Hill, and then continue onto the moors. It is then a descent back to Entwistle and the Strawbury Duck for a pint or two.
Dropouts. This is a very long walk and I don't expect you to have already walked 33 miles before attempting it. If you've comfortably walked at least 20 miles with the group in the past then this is worth giving a go as there is a drop out at 22 miles.
The walk leader reserves the right to shorten this walk. This might be necessary if we aren't moving fast enough and there is a risk of running out of daylight.
Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport
We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.
07:40: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 07:52. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Entwistle - £6.80.
Walk leader will be getting on the train at Bolton.
07:52: Train departs for the walk start at Entwistle Station.
08:35: Walk starts at Entwistle Station.
Return from Entwistle Station. 21:22, 22:22, 23:26
Waypoints: Turton Tower, Turton Moor, Blackburn, Darwen Tower