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Note: There was once a great view from here over Black­burn and the sur­round­ing hills but this is ob­scured by trees. There is a blue plaque that is in­ter­est­ing at the summit about a court be­ing held here. There is also a moun­tain bike trail on the hill.

Lancashire Life - - WALK -

Re­turn from the summit on the same short path and re-join the main path up from the tun­nel then turn right and follow it to join a larger path and a post with number 5 on it. Turn left. Follow the larger path as it goes slightly down­hill. The path forks, keep left and carry on un­til a small clear­ing with a

The path passes Wain­wright’s To­po­scope, a memorial to the great Lake­land fell­walker Al­fred Wain­wright whose mag­nif­i­cent guide­books opened the way to the Lake Dis­trict fells and moun­tains for gen­er­a­tions of walk­ers, climbers and run­ners. It was on the hill of the To­po­scope that he saw the Lake Dis­trict fells and vowed to ex­plore them. The views from the To­po­scope are really im­pres­sive on a clear day.

Pass the To­po­scope and follow the path down­hill as it bears slightly left to a stile next to wood­land and a wire fence. Cross the stile and follow the fence on the left to another stile and cross this and follow the path down­hill through some trees to reach a track. Turn left, there is a foot­path sign point­ing the way and follow the track to a sec­ond foot­path sign point­ing right.

Turn right and follow the path down­hill into the woods. There is a sign say­ing Wit­ton Weavers’ Way. The path forks, take the right fork to a stile and cross this into a field.

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