Darwen Moor

What else can you do on a cold, damp miserable Friday? Too cold to climb, too miserable to walk. Fortunately, Bernie and Terry live only about 30 minutes drive from Darwen Moor – good mountain biking around there.

So it was a mountain biking day, up to Darwen Jubilee Tower, built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

Quite a feeling of remoteness up there – you’d never guess that the towns of Darwen and Blackburn are just below.

Bernie enjoys his coffee, before a super downhill descent all the way back to car.

4 thoughts on “Darwen Moor”

  1. yes, the cup only contained coffee. But we were both happy that we had extracted a good day out poor potential – and this is a reccuringl theme throughout many of the blogs featured here 🙂

  2. I can’t believe you’re still riding hardtail bikes, Terry. You won’t believe how much more fun a full suspension ride is until you try it!

    Hiked to the top of Grotto Mountain yesterday. A serious leg hardening experience — 1500 m of vertical in 5:20 (car to car); I’ll be walking down stairs backwards for a few days!!

  3. Well, my bike is very old and I’ve just started using it again. If I carry on, I’ll get a newer one 🙂

    The hike up Grotto is just slightly longer than that up Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain. Yet by Rockies standards, it’s a short haul 😥

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