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Darwen tower

Always a dam good walk if you are fit enough. The views are brilliant. You can even climb the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Brian M
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Darwen Tower A Victorian folly

A great place to walk to with great views. Stands high above the West Pennine Moors. A circular... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Darwen, United Kingdom
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All reviews great walk walk up royal arms views are amazing follow the path climb the stairs well worth the effort surrounding moors viewing platform town centre woods route pub windy paths blackburn reservoir
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Always a dam good walk if you are fit enough. The views are brilliant. You can even climb the stairs in the tower and look out from the top. Great to take the kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A great place to walk to with great views. Stands high above the West Pennine Moors. A circular iron staircase takes you to the viewing platform. From here you have fantastic panoramic views of distant hills and the coast.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mikesmith532002
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank vidac917
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fluffymonkey
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5 December 2017|
Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. If you want a drink. It's not for you. Take 1 or 2 with you. Plenty of parking before the walk.
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.