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Darwen Tower & West Pennine Moors
Introduction to Walk 2732

Photo from the walk - Darwen Tower & West Pennine Moors

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County/Area - Lancashire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A Lancashire walk on the West Pennine Moors to the west of Darwen. The route includes woodland, passes two reservoirs and visits the Jubilee Tower from where there are extensive views. The route needs careful navigation in some sections. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  
 

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Darwen's Jubilee Tower from Abbey Village
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Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
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Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
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5.5 miles / 8.7 km away
Calf Hey, Ogden & Holden Wood Reservoirs
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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5.5 miles / 8.8 km away
Tor Hill & High Moss, Nr Haslingden
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2584
6.5 miles / 10.3 km away
Turton & Entwistle and Wayoh Resrs. from Jumbles
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1421
11.0 miles / 17.6 km away
Turf Moor, Black Hill and Knowl Moor From Ashworth Resovoir
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km
Walk 2938
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Nick of Pendle from Pendleton
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Walk 1619
13.2 miles / 21.1 km away
Cheeseden Brook from Pooley Bridge, Heywood
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.4 miles / 12 km
Walk 1458
13.2 miles / 21.2 km away
Greave and The Rossendale Way
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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