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12 photos that capture the true beauty of Tockholes

PUBLISHED: 00:00 04 January 2018

Early Morning Tockholes Woods by John Lenehan

Early Morning Tockholes Woods by John Lenehan

John Lenehan 2009

Our readers capture a place that represents the greatness of the great outdoors in Lancashire.

Tockholes lies on the West Pennine Moors and is just 3 miles south of Blackburn, The area is easily accessible to the rest of the county due to its proximity to the M65 motorway and the A666 road which leads to Bolton.

The Jubliee Tower lies to the east of the village as does the market town of Darwen with the Roddlesworth Reservoirs and Tockholes plantation to the south.

For a village that has a population of around five hundred, there is a huge amount of human history connected to Tockholes, there was a tribal community there as early 2,000 BC and the area is thought to have been inhabited by both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon settlers.

The area has become a popular place for outdoor pursuits in recent years, from walking, running, mountain biking, horse riding, orienteering or simply taking the fresh air, dog walking in particular has become a popular pastime here for those that live close by.

We would love to see your images of Tockholes, upload them to the Lancashire Life reader photo gallery.

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