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Darwen Tower and Tockholes Plantation

Public Transport based walk with Anthony Helm.

8.8 mi


Please note change to start time, there is now a rail replacement bus service from Victoria to Darwen, due to engineering works. Walk leader will meet at walk start

From Darwen station, we make our way up through Bold Venture Park to the Jubilee Tower on Darwen Moor. From here, on a clear day, there's views of Blackpool Tower, Pendle Hill, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Peaks. We then head down to the Tockholes Plantations, for a picturesque woodland walk by the river Roddlesworth. We'll then head back towards Darwen through Sunnyhurst Wood and of course the customary pub stop.

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.

09:05: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:18. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Darwen @ £7.90. Please note that this is a rail replacement bus service, to and from Darwen

09:18: Train departs for the walk start at Darwen Station.

10:35: Walk starts at Darwen Station.

Return from Darwen Station. 15:45, 16:45 (replacement bus service)

Waypoints: Jubilee Tower, Hollinshead Hall, Earnsdale Reservoir, Sunnyhurst Wood


There is a rail replacement bus service running from Manchester Victoria to Darwen and back, due to engineering works. If anyone wishes to drive to the walk start, there is free parking at Darwen station

31-1-2016 09:05 31-1-2016 20:00:00 Europe/London Darwen Tower and Tockholes Plantation Darwen Station MAD Walkers
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