SD6627 : Witton Weavers Way in Big Cover Wood

taken 11 days ago, near to Blackburn, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

Witton Weavers Way in Big Cover Wood
Witton Weavers Way in Big Cover Wood
Pleasant stretch of broadleaf woods in Witton Country Park near Blackburn
Witton Country Park, Blackburn
Witton Country Park covers 480 acres of countryside approximately 2 miles to the west of Blackburn town centre. About half of the park is mixed woodland and parkland, while the rest is either farmland or rough grassland with open access.

The estate was once owned by the Feilden family, who built and lived in Witton House (18001946) and created the park at the same time. From approximately 1900 the house was empty for long periods and during both world wars the house and estate were used by the army. Sadly, Witton House was demolished in 1952, after being sold to Blackburn Corporation in 1946. The Witton Estate, comprising some 485 acres, was included in this sale. Fortunately, the outbuildings of Witton House survived, and the former stables and coach-houses were renovated in the late 1970s.
Witton Weavers Way
A 32 mile circular long distance footpath starting and finishing in Witton Country Park to the west of Blackburn. The route explores weavers cottages, ancient halls, country estates and historic villages.
Within the circuit, there are 4 shorter walks with the unusual titles of Beamers, Reelers, Tacklers and Warpers.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6615 2753 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.5825N 2:30.8828W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6614 2757
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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