Walk report for Friday 13 May 2022
This was the second walk of the summer programme.
32 walkers participated in a 5-mile circular ramble which started at the historic Turton Tower. In favourable weather conditions the walk started from the Tower grounds and crossed the Bolton to Blackburn railway line via a castellated bridge. From here the group took a path across the Turton Golf course.
We stopped at Torra Barn where we enjoyed a brief talk on the history of the barn and surrounding moorland. The group then followed the path to Cox Green Road passing residential properties before turning right up to the 17th century Dimple Hall. From here it was a steep climb to the trig point at Cheetham Close. This was the highest point on the walk at 325 metres (1066 feet) above sea level and provided good views of the surrounding countryside.
We then made our way back down to Turton Tower via the old railway station at Turton. The descent was gradual giving everyone a chance to take in the views across the valley to Edgworth, Hawkshaw and Holcombe Hill.