Colne to Padiham 28-07-2017 – Leader Derek

Colne to Padiham 28-07-2017 – Leader Derek

The forecast for today was rain up to lunchtime or so, then pleasant, then rain from around 4 pm.  Knowing this, Derek hatched a cunning plan; we caught the bus in Padiham shortly after 9.30, and alighted a couple of miles south of Gretna, by which time the rain had stopped!  The result was that not a drop of water fell on us until we left the café in Padiham – hard to believe looking at the weather outside as I type this.  Oh, in case you are wondering, I WAS actually on this walk, even though Judy’s start pic suggests only 13...

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Marsden 26-07-2017 – Leader Arnold

Marsden 26-07-2017 – Leader Arnold

It turns out that the weather gods have issues not just with Rob; yours truly is also in the frame.  As with the Huncoat Trail walk, despite a truly dreadful rain and wind forecast, 21 (possibly 22) loyal, steadfast (and frankly mad) ramblers turned up at Marsden today – astonishing!  One of the walkers today was Linda’s David, back from his sponsored bike ride, getting to Paris a whole 24 hours before Chris Froome! Unfortunately, Graham’s car, with John and possibly Joe in it as well, had to go back before the walk...

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Scorton 23-07-2017 – Leader Roy

Scorton 23-07-2017 – Leader Roy

Rossy Ramblers joined together at Scorton Picnic Site, with Steve and Karen along for their first long walk with us.  We were also joined by John from Lancaster group, for his second outing with Rossy.  Warm sunshine and blue skies made a promising start through farmlands and fields to reach Grize Dale Bridge for our first break, overlooking the splendour of Harrisend Fell. The next section was through Holme Wood, with dappled sunshine and bird songs, with greens being the predominant colours.  Then it was a steady climb up the hill of...

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Silsden 19-07-2017 Leader John

Silsden 19-07-2017 Leader John

With the wanderers having returned from Herriot country, there was a good turnout of 21 today, though the start photo only indicates 20 – but you know who was missing!  In an attempt to deter the forecast thunderstorms, I had a huge brolly, Basil-style, as one of my poles – and it worked.  Talking about stiles, Roy agreed that on this walk John knocked him off his stile guru perch by virtue of not just the number, but the very wide variation in stiles today, including one of the tallest ladder stiles we have ever seen!  The only...

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Herriot Way 12/15-07-2017 – Leader Jean

Herriot Way   12/15-07-2017  –  Leader Jean

A group of 17 Ramblers had a fantastic 4 days walking the Herriot Way in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in near perfect summer walking weather. Very many thanks to Jean for her excellent organisation and preparation, enabling the walk to be co-ordinated efficiently and effectively, without a hitch. Thanks also to Rosemary for carrying a comprehensive first aid kit for the group – thankfully only a couple of paracetamol were needed. Wednesday 12th July  – Aysgarth to Hawes This was a relatively flat walk through stunning...

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