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Clowbridge Reservoir & Singing Ringing Tree

South Pennines Walk

Region - South Pennines

County/Area - Lancashire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km    Ascent - 500 feet / 152 metres

Time - 2 hours 30 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Clowbridge Reservoir & Singing Ringing Tree
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A short South Pennines walk exploring Clowbridge Reservoir and the Singing Ringing Tree. The route follows good paths in an area developed for walkers and includes the reservoir and a memorial garden. The Singing Ringing Tree is a unique wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree, which overlooks Burnley from its position high above the town on Crown Point.

The start is the free Crown Point car park (grid ref SD848288). After parking, face the road and turn left. Just before the cattle grid, bear right off the road and follow the path to cross a stile. Stay on the clear path for 500 metres to where the path forks. Keep right here and continue down to a track and turn right downhill (grid ref. SD846280). Stay on the track to reach a junction of paths and tracks at Compston's Cross (on your left).

Follow the main track which leads down to Clowbridge Reservoir. Walk along the shore and turn right before a small building and electricity pylon. Stay on a clear track soon passing the Dunnockshaw Memorial Garden on your left. The excellent path soon bends left and passes through trees and beside woodland your left. Pass through a gate (grid ref. SD837287) and continue ahead with trees on your right. Just past the end of the trees fork right, pass through the derelict wall, and then follow the wall which should be on your right.

After 300 metres you reach a wider track. Turn left. Note the ruins of Crown Point are short walk to your right. Follow the path, initially with trees on your left up to Crown Point Road (grid ref. SD843292). Cross the road to the squeeze stile opposite and follow the path which runs roughly parallel to the road. Continue to a decorated cairn. Just past the cairn, the path forks. Keep left to join a wider path. Turn left and continue to the Singing Ringing Tree. Besides the interesting sculpture there is an excellent view over Pennine moors and Burnley. Retrace you steps along the path and return to the car park.

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