Yesterday I went for a walk for the sake of walking. I have blogged walking the Entwistle, Wayoh and Jumbles reservoirs before but not quite the same as this.
I caught the Bolton to Blackburn bus (No 1 from stand S) from Moor Lane bus station intending to get off at Green Arms Road which runs from Blackburn Road back down to Chapeltown and gives access to Entwistle and Wayoh reservoirs. As Green Arms is a bit out in the wilds there was no bus stop until Woodlea Chase which is a good bit further on. No problem as I was looking to walk where I had not walked before, though not on a main road.
That's Woodlea Close and the start of Darwin.
But I was going this way away from Darwin.
Had not gone far when I noticed what looked like a track going off to the left.
Looked promising, and got me off the main road, got the map out and found that it went to Entwistle Station, that would do for me and there was certain to be paths going down to the reservoirs some where along it.
Must be a good reason for why it is here.
Turton & Entwistle Reservoir.
To the path to Wayoh.
Again a choice, go right the short way or left across the dam for the long one.
Again a good path but with one quite steep climb.
Up passed the Black Bull or into it for refreshment.
The beginning of Jumbles Reservoir.