The Green Trail

The photographs in this section show you what to see on this trail starting on the Green where you will find the Darwen Spitfire which was created by apprentices at local engineering firm WEC Group Ltd.  It takes you on a journey through two of the town’s listed parks, partly on an old pack horse trail to some of the oldest buildings in the town.  Past some of the Industrial Heritage sites of Darwen before returning to the starting point.

The Green Trail is based on a leaflet which can be accessed by logging on to the Visit Blackburn website and then search for Heritage Town Trails.  Click on the link found and then choose Darwen Town Heritage Trail 2.  The original green plaques which are numbered can be seen on some of the features and the leaflet carries further information about these.  I have included a suggestion to extend the walk to take in the WW1 Tribute created by the Friends of Darwen Cemetery and you must judge whether time permits in your case.

Listed Buildings in Darwen & Hoddlesden

Town Centre Trail

Industrial Heritage Trail

Listed Buildings in Tockholes