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Walking day out

Lovely views from the top. Takes about 30 mins from Bo Venture park scout hut. Straight through... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sharon O
Darwen, United Kingdom
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Great place

Great views, lots of great places to walk in the surrounding area, and withing half an hours walk... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Christopher A
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely views from the top. Takes about 30 mins from Bo Venture park scout hut. Straight through park. Keep walking up hill. Good pathway. You can walk right to the top of the tower if you want. Don't let children up on their own because...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great views, lots of great places to walk in the surrounding area, and withing half an hours walk of a couple of pubs/cafe.

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Darwen Tower is the rocket that sits on top of the moors overlooking Darwen, Blackburn & Tockholes but you can see Blackpool from there too on a good day. From town to tower is 30 minutes on foot so there's no excuse for having never...More

Thank Vida C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Beautiful views excellent walks love the surrounding moors aswell we try and go walking up there at least once a week

Thank Ronabrown
Reviewed 3 June 2018 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

Thank Baohx
Reviewed 20 May 2018 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

1  Thank RoganJ
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

1  Thank kev a
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

Thank fluffymonkey
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
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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23 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.
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.