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Slipper Lowe - Darwen Moor - Jubilee Tower - Sunnyhurst - Ryal Fold Walk

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This walk starts at the car park at Slipper Lowe, just off the A675, 4km north of Belmont. You get all your climbing out of the way in the first quarter of the walk, then just enjoy the views! 

The route continues over old mining paths to Darwen Tower, built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It is possible to climb the spiral staircase to the top of the 86ft tower, from where there are superb views. 

From Darwen Hill the 300ft India Mill Chimney can be seen. The textile magnate Eccles Shorrock built the mill in the 1850s. Shorrock was the last owner of Hollinshead Hall, though he never actually lived there. After your visit to the tower, further on down the trail is the 85-acre Sunnyhurst Wood with its seven miles of public footpaths, visitor centre, tea shop and kiosk. 

From here the path goes back to Rydal Fold. In the village is a pub, serving good food and beer. The walk is great because it has something for everyone, it's not too strenuous and there is plenty to see along the way, especially the history and the superb views. 

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