Turton Tower Walk
This walk visits a notable historical landmark near Bolton. It's a fine place for an easy stroll and there are several other local highlights to see if you'd like to further stretch your legs.
This circular walk visits the tower before heading to Entwistle Reservoir, Wayoh Reservoir and Jumbles Country Park. You can start the walk from the free car park at Turton Tower or there's another parking area at Jumbles Reservoir just to the south. On the route there's also Entwistle train station which is not far from the tower. The tower itself is Grade I listed and was originally built in the late Middle Ages and then added to in the 16th century. You can enjoy a tour inside before a stroll around the grounds which include woodlands, a dovecote and a kitchen garden.
After exploring the tower the route picks up the Witton Weavers Way and follows the waymarked path north to Entwistle Reservoir. You then turn east to visit Wayoh Reservoir where you can follow a nice waterside trail south along the eastern side of the water. The route then heads through Turton Bottoms to Jumbles Country Park where there's another pretty reservoir. From here it's a short walk through Chapeltown to return to the Tower car park where the route finishes.
PostcodeBL7 0HG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Turton Tower Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Turton Tower OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Turton Tower Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's an on site tea room with a pleasant garden terrace where you can enjoy some refreshments after your walk. It has some history being located in what was once the kitchen at Turton Tower.
The tower and tea room are dog friendly so its a nice walk to do with your pet. There's also some nice woodland trails next to Entwistle Reservoir.