The windy parapet of Darwen Tower is a magnificent vantage point. As well as Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee the monument commemorates the "freeing" of the footpaths on Darwen Moor. Perhaps there should be a new plaque celebrating the CROW Act, for now the whole moor is Access Land.
START: Borough Rd, off A666. Roadside parking by Bold Venture Park Gates, near Leisure Centre.
Grid ref: SD689218 Postcode: BB3 2SA
DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - West Pennine Moors Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Witton Weavers Way
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News