Evening Walk: Roddlesworth Woods, Darwen Moor and Tower
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Join us for a 7.5 km Thursday evening walk through the Tockholes Plantation and Roddlesworth Woods to the ruins of Hollinhead Hall, before we head up onto Darwen Moor with fantastic views of the West Pennine Moors, Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire.
We’ll then head over the moor to Jubilee tower before skirting back along the ridge above Sunnyhurst Reservoir and descending back to Rydal Fold for a pint at The Royal Arms.
Don’t forget it’s Blackburn Pride on Saturday, 17th June from 12:00pm outside King George’s Hall, find out more about the event here.
All photos © Johnny Williams
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What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
This is a short evening walk, there is an option for you to grab a bite to eat prior to the walk at The Royal Arms.
Please bring water with you to keep you hydrated during the walk.