- Rider down Darwen Moor / Tockholes
Hope the guy is ok?
I’m not to sure if this will work trying it from my iPad. here’s a video I did over winter (not fast and taking my time for various reasons)Posted 4 years ago
that was me! turned out to be a clavicle fractured in two places. anyone recommend a skills course (to start in a couple of months!)?
didn’t know the descent had aname but it’s the path that leads by lyons den.
EDIT – BTW, everyone on the scene (air ambulance, mountain rescue and my mate Ian Webber [owner of the blue Giant]) and at Queens Park hospital was fantastic. Much love to the flying doctors and thanks for the lift!Posted 4 years ago
I’m getting a bit confused about names . . .
The descent following the stream, passing Owd Aggies Cottage, is called Stepback Clough (connected to Cromwell, allegedly). It gets quite badly eroded, and slips into the stream. There are a couple of gates through the woods, and it emerges very close to Vaughn’s Country Cafe.
Mickolas came down the smoother faster zig-zag descent, on open hillside. It emerges by a sign to Lyon’s Den, almost opposite a little car park. Does this route have a name? I usually call it The Zig-Zags, but might now change this to “Where Mickolas Fell Off” 😉Posted 4 years agofootstomperMember
The path is Coming down from Cartridge Hill towards Roddlesworth Woods. It is another of the local paths which have been made extremely hazardess because of the loose topping being put down ready for the opening of the new bridleways 🙁 It will all end up in large piles of stones when it rains heavy.Posted 4 years agofootstomperMember
New bridleways? Where be they?
They have done the path from great hill around midway & also the path which takes you down to the Murder House (yes named because hubby killed wifey or vice versa I think) 😕 it drops you onto the road between Abbey Village & Brinscal.
does it include the section that is closed for work, that comes out on bull hill nr the ocean palace chinese restaurant?
Yes thats correct not open yet but had a quick go down the other week nice and flowing but a very tricky corner will catch you out if you take it too fast 🙁
There are a number of paths around Darwen / Bolton / Chorley & beyond which are earmarked for making into Bridleways. I am sure there is a plan of all the proposed route just not sure where to look to veiw it!!!Posted 4 years ago
just seen this
did I otb by failing a drainage ditch?
(kinda like speed bumps in the track)Posted 4 years agohallzMember
I was aware of the development up the zig zags and also on the other side at Bull Hill. I had (wrongly!) assumed that they were developing a trail accross the moor to directly link the points but it looks as though it will be far more indirect and going via the tower.
There is quite a bit of more interesting, relevant information here
The information in the West Pennine Morrs Development Plan is a bit dated now.Posted 4 years ago
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