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Picnic at the Tower

Lovely day out and a good walk up to Darwen Tower with our Great Nephew. Brings back memories of my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baohx
via mobile
Darwen Tower walk review - fairly easy walk, cracking views

Darwen Tower is a must do if you like walking, views, and live in or visit Blackburn and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RoganJ
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average4%
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“great walk” (12 reviews)
“walk up” (7 reviews)
“lake district” (6 reviews)
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Darwen BB3 0LA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out and a good walk up to Darwen Tower with our Great Nephew. Brings back memories of my visits over the years. It’s s shame it’s currently boarded up so you can’t go to the top of the Tower. Hopefully it will be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Darwen Tower is a must do if you like walking, views, and live in or visit Blackburn and Darwen. There's a few ways up, and we ascended from the Sunnyhurst Pub. You can do a loop route from there of just over two and a...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy a brisk walk upto Darwen Tower....so many differant routes to take from town centre.....well worth the effort as the views from the top of the tower can be stunning...especially on a clear day

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Our two young children and their friends all thought from a distance that the tower looked like a rocket ship so that was a great incentive to get them to walk up to see it! We parked at Abbey Village (near the Hare & Hounds...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Being born and bread in Darwen I feel Darwen Tower ( as us locals call it ) is mine!! Whenever ive been away on holiday or on a long journey I always feel good as Darwen Tower comes into view standing tall on top of...More

1  Thank Truthful160
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It’s a great walk with the family and dog upto the tower and when there to climb the steps and take in the surrounding views. We normally park at the top of sunnyhurst woods and then walk towards tockholes, past old haggis and up through...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Been up here loads of times, never tire from going up. The views are amazing at the top. Great walks all around too. Been up walking, running and on a bike. Will keep going up too as I think it's great.

Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Brilliant views all round..though the day was awful...this is the first time ive walked uo to the tower in more than 20yrs but will be doing it again very soon.

Thank ANGELA C
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

I cannot count how many times that I have walk up to the tower over 45 years but you will never get bored with your journey. Its a bit of a uphill hike to get up to the tower but the rewards of the views...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Enjoyable walk to the top. Don't forget to wrap up as it was a lot colder at the top. Parked at sunny Hurst woods and walked from there

Thank Lisa C
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Pyatt86
24 February 2017|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
You have to walk up to the Tower. The nearest car park is at the top of Sunnyhurst Woods. Just past the Sunnyhurst pub on the right. It takes about 30 minutes to walk up from there.
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Lollya123
23 September 2016|
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Response from Gillian M | Reviewed this property |
It is possible but really until the child can walk it isn't advisable. I believe that an off the road vehicle can get special permission to go all the way up.
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