Darwen Moor In The Snow

People walking to Darwen Jubilee Tower in the snow

Regular readers have been hearing rather a lot about Darwen’s Jubilee Tower, but I couldn’t resist adding some pictures of the moor after snowfall. 

Darwen Tower in the snow

Snow gave away which way the wind had been blowing by clinging to the stonework. Gentle flakes were topping up the layer underfoot, creating good walking conditions. Although it looks chilly, the air was still and I was warm enough to take my gloves and scarf off on the way up.

Snow covered trees on Darwen moor in the snow

A clump of youngish silver birch trees were ethereal with a coating of snow. The moor does not have many trees but several have recently been planted.

Farmhouse half hidden on snowy moorland

I’m including a ‘better’ view of the farmhouse you can glimpse in a hollow in the last, although you can’t see much more of it.

View of Darwen from the moor in the snow

It all looks very remote, but the centre of Darwen is about a mile away in the valley below.

Some of you may have observed that these pictures are very blue. That’s due to my faulty technique. I struggled to expose the snow as white on my iPhone without bleaching out the details. Converted to black and white, they are black and grey, almost like pencil sketches as you see here:

Walkers near Darwen Tower in the snow

It seems I need more practice, but I decided to share them anyway, trusting to your kind hearts.

Our snow was rained away overnight, but I’m excited to hear from my sweetheart that he has awoken to a snowfall. Mississippi is so pretty when it snows.

49 Replies to “Darwen Moor In The Snow”

  1. I’ve always preferred the UK in the sunshine, so your earlier post (that I’ve just seen) appeals to me more, but the starkness of the tower folly against the snow is something else again!

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