Witton Weavers Way

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River DarwenThe Way is a long-distance 32 mile trail of discovery!

Along the way you'll be exploring Lancashire's history, passing weavers cottages, Tudor halls, Victorian estates, historic villages and even Roman Roads.

This industrial, agricultural and religious history is complemented by surprisingly beautiful scenery.

See the curlews soaring above the wild West Pennine Moors, explore beautiful woodlands, remote reservoirs, hidden valleys and enjoy spectacular views from the Jubilee tower.

A walk of real contrast and surprise!

What's in a name?

Lancashire was the centre of the cotton industry in Victorian times and the mill towns of Blackburn and Darwen were known throughout the world. However, a hundred years before this period, handloom weavers had worked from home. Their stone built cottages are now the nucleus of the beautiful hamlets and villages we find today, throughout the West Pennine Moors.

The individual circular walks of the Witton Weavers Way are names after jobs within the cotton industry; which turned raw cotton into fine cloths.

What you will need

al leafletsIn order to complete the full circuit of the Witton Weavers Way you will need all five leaflets:

The full Witton Weavers Way circuit can be completed in two days however, within the 32 miles there are also four shorter circular walks that can each be completed during one day, these are: the Beamers; Reelers; Tacklers and Warpers trails.

Although the official start point is Witton Country Park the way can be joined at many alternative points along the way.

Contact details

Mail Countryside services, Preston Old Road, Blackburn. BB2 2TP
Phone Number(s) 01254 666976
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E-mail countryside@blackburn.gov.uk
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