Hindley 28-06-2017 – Leader Rob

Hindley 28-06-2017 – Leader Rob

A surprisingly scenic sylvan stroll, an amazingly arable amble, and a relentlessly rainy Rob ramble would all perfectly well describe the walk that 12 of us experienced (enjoyed?) today.  To be fair, although it rained absolutely all day, it was gentle for the first hour and a half, and even after that it was straight down, with no wind, so it really wasn’t a problem.  More of a problem were the several miles of very overgrown paths that we traversed today.  My no 2 grandson is out strimming every day at present, and we saw a...

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Holcombe 25-06-2017 – Leader Josie

Holcombe 25-06-2017  –  Leader Josie

10 valiantly turned up in the pouring rain, including Avril who was walking with us for the first time, thanks to learning about us from Zoe. Firstly, a classic photographer’s error – camera out of charge ( Just listen to Arnold tut)!  Mobile phone to the rescue. We headed up to Peel Tower with disappointingly poor visibility, but our spirits weren’t dampened as we headed over to Harcles Hill and the Pilgrims Cross stone, taking coffee at the latter. Josie had several possible options from here and there was no shortage of...

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Hebden 21-06-2017 – Leader Graham

Hebden 21-06-2017 – Leader Graham

On the longest day of the year, when we all arrived at Hebden the weather was perfect – for the midges, which were eating us alive!  Fortunately, Graham soon led us away from them past the gold post box celebrating the achievements of local rower Andrew Triggs Hodge MBE in the 2012 & 2016 Olympics.  Then it was west along a track to meet a couple of Irish rescue donkeys (aah!), with a few gentle spots of rain cooling us down in the very warm conditions.  This took us to Grassington, looking absolutely at its best for festival...

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Cowpe 18-06-2017 – Leader Carol

Cowpe 18-06-2017 – Leader Carol

Carol’s promise of a visit to the Kimberley Club today attracted the attention of a number of locals who had never managed to get inside the doors.  So Rachel, Megan, Chris, Alan, Graham, and 9 year old Ollie (short for oleander) joined 6 Rossy Ramblers today.  Carol had warned us of a steep start, and so it proved, as we headed straight up towards Cowpe Lowe, climbing around 650 feet in the first mile.  However, we did take it slowly in the very hot sun, with frequent stops for air, water, and to admire the stunning views back across...

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Abbeystead 14-06-2017 – Leader Derek

Abbeystead 14-06-2017 – Leader Derek

On a day with a guaranteed good forecast, the only grouse was the bird, as we wandered high over the moors, making good use of a shooter road for a lot of the walk.  16 were present today, and Derek led us gently northward and upward for a mile to Higher Lee Farm, where the serious work of the day began, us we climbed up Lee Fell to the shooting hut at Grizedale Head at 1200 feet – around 650 feet higher than Higher Lee. Fortunately, we stopped here for our coffee break, before climbing northward again, then turning east onto access...

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