OUTDOOR WITH THE WOODALLS

HOLLINSHEAD MANOR AND  WELL RUINS 

This very beautiful walk visits the deep wooded valley of Roddlesworth and a Wishing Well

FOREST, OLD RUINS AND WATERFALL

RODDLESWORTH TOCKHOLES

PARKING-Crookfield road BL7 8BG

MILES- 4-5 miles approx.

FACILITIES- Non on route but the alternative route below starts at the visitor centre with facilities

TERRAIN-Forest trails, field and some road walking


From the  car park  there is a path leading through some  forest area so you avoid the road, once you come to the end you cross the road to a stile where the road turns sharply left towards Tockholes. 

We passed through the kissing gate a few yards further on and followed the  path through fields, this area may have cattle or sheet so care needed with dogs.  This paths leads you down to the road through a gate where you cross over and go through the opposite gate into the forest, and then  follow a narrow footpath leading downwards to the ruins of Hollinshead Hall.

The door was closed but not locked so we were able to explore inside the ruins and around the area, unfortunately the sign near the ruins has no information now which is a shame.

From here we followed a trail through the forest via all trails app so we could find a small waterfall called Roddlesworth waterfall, the area is muddy and steep near the waterfall but we managed to climb a little closer.

You can retrace your steps to the car but we crossed the bridge and walked a faint path along the roadside for approx. 1 mile before we could cross back over and enter the forest again, just be aware the cars drove fast on this section and only a small grass path.




MORE DETAILS

FROM ALTERNATIVE CAR PARK

https://www.lancashirelife.co.uk/out-about/walks/lancashire-walk-wishing-well-and-darwen-tower-from-tockholes-1-4106008