October Walk - Tacklers Trail, Darwen
The next part of the route, which was downhill all the way, took us past the Sunnyhurst and Earnsdale Reservoirs and then it was up 'Donkey Brow' and over to the Royal Arms for a welcome refreshment break.
At this point the trail descends into woodland and then climbs steadily upwards to the remains of Hollinshead Hall where we stopped for a short break to explore the ruins of this old manor house.
From here it was then a short walk back across the moor and return to car park.
|Earnsdale Reservoir with Jubilee Tower in background|