Muddy walk in parts but good paths throughout. Lots of off-lead potential. A great place to visit and only 20 minutes from the centre of Preston.
Well, I said I'd be back to have a second look at Roddlesworth so today we headed to the Roddlesworth visitor centre at Tockholes, on the West Pennine Moors. We followed the "Woods and Water" trail which is marked on the maps at the visitor centre. The walk takes you through the woods, past two of the reservoirs, across a dam and back up the side of the river to your start point. The walk gives glimpses of Darwen Tower and towards the moors around Winter Hill but is essentially dominated by woodland views and views across the reservoirs (which looked as if they were teeming with trout - must try them one day). One point to note is that one you've circled the two reservoirs, keep the river to your left and walk upstream (past some great river features) to a stone bridge where your route back to the visitor centre is signposted.
The visitor centre has a cafe and toilets - the mince pies and coffees are good!
Doggy rating 9/10