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You are responsible for your own safety and that of your dog. The walks listed in this blog are not detailed guides. Plan your route! Click the landrover image for safety advice from Bowland Pennine MRT.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Roddlesworth Woods and Water Walk

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

3 comments:

Nick and Lisa said...

We went on this walk today with our 3 year old Irish Setter Hogan. It rained the full walk but we all loved it. All iv'e got to do now is give him a bath as he's covered in mud from head to toe !!
Brilliant walk for Hogan,and us 10/10

Nick and Lisa said...

We went on this walk today with our 3 year old Irish Setter Hogan. It rained the full walk but we loved it. All we've got to do now is give Hogan a bath as he's covered from head to paw in mud !!
Brilliant walk for all of us 10/10

Dogs Dad said...

I think this and Cuerden are our favourites. We're usually up there at least once a week - last time was Friday! Fortunately we kept fairly dry but whatever route you take it always seems that the dog finds a load of mud just before we get back to the car!