Withnell Moor
Date 20/2/2010
Starting Point Twistmoor Lane, Withnell (SD638219)
Distance 4 miles

Another beautiful winters day, well at least on the moor. To the north and west there were banks of fog. Setting off from Twistmoor Lane, Withnell we took the path that leads on to the moor. It is a good track that leads straight to the top of the moor and an old ruined farmhouse. However after a hundred yards we turned left and ambled over Millstone Edge, which gives fine views to Roddlesworth, Darwen Tower and Pendle Hill. After passing the very small quarry workings where some unfinished millstones still lay, we turned right and eventually came out at the ruin mentioned earlier. There's a solitary tree nearby which in good weather can be used to guide you to the ruin.

Leaving the ruin, we headed for Solomon' Temple, another ruin about a mile away. Leaving there, we took a path back to the first ruin and then retraced our steps back to Twistmoor Lane


We set off in mist on Twistmoor Lane, but after half a mile and as we gained a little height, the mist began to clear.


And as we gain height the fog bank is clear to see towards Abbey Village


After passing the old millstones a cloud inversion hung over Roddlesworth

Looking towards Darwen Moor


Darwen Tower in the distance. However, we turned away from it to the right and headed for the ruins of Btany Bay Farm


Again looking back to Darwen Tower. It's rare to meet anyone around this area, and again, we didn't today.


The lone tree that marks the location of Botany Bay


The ruins of Solomn's Temple


Close up of Solomon's Temple


Harvey enjoying himself in the snow