Cafe Culture North West book

Cafe Culture North West book

The featured photo shows the cover of a new and beautifully illustrated book that is all about tearooms and cafes in the North West, including a number that we know already.  The book is a little over 100 pages long, and also includes half a dozen recipes for traditional sweet and savoury dishes.  The book comes complete with £100 of vouchers, and is available from here for £14.99, including postage. One voucher can be used when spending over £15 per table, two vouchers can be used when spending over £30 per table and so on.  The...

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Halifax 27-10-2017 – Leader Derek

Halifax 27-10-2017 – Leader Derek

After a bit of struggle, twelve walkers finally assembled at Dean Clough Mills, including Kim, who had decided to try us out ~ hope you enjoyed the day. We were also graced, somewhat unusually, by the presence of our Chair, and Walks Coordinator, both of whom made their attendance felt! I was a little late as a consequence of a burst water main on Burnley Road. Anyone would think I had committed a mortal sin, and received a reprimand before I had even parked, not to mention a couple of phone calls as I was struggling to navigate myself through...

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Bingley 25-10-2017 Leader Rosemary

Bingley 25-10-2017 Leader Rosemary

We know that one should never judge a book by its cover, and that was proved once again today.  A walk from Bingley doesn’t sound like a fun day out, but it absolutely was, as 23 ramblers can now testify.  A good weather day, a walk profile that looks like a long-necked snail, greatly varied terrain and surroundings, and two photographers vying for the honours (Roy won – see featured photo) made this another superb day out for Rossie Ramblers.  From the garden centre, Rosemary led us across the busy road and up into some...

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Gargrave 22-10-2017 Leader Tom

Gargrave 22-10-2017  Leader Tom

On Saturday night, the weather forecast for Gargrave was dire. By Sunday morning, it had improved marginally, but there were still 6 people who couldn’t find anything better to do than turn up for a 9 mile walk. All 6 were ready to go half an hour before the advertised start time of 10.15, and although one of our number wanted to set off early, the Chairman stamped her foot and said “No!”.  In the event, it was twenty past 10 before we set off….! It was raining and the wind was howling as we left the car park and it...

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Malham (The Weets) 18-10-2017 – Leader Derek

Malham (The Weets) 18-10-2017 – Leader Derek

On a bright, beautiful and breezy morning, 21 shivery ramblers set off eastward from water sinks car park at a little over 1200 feet, past Street Gate and over a ford, to arrive at the site of Mastiles Lane Roman Marching Camp.  Continuing easily along the contour, we soon headed south and took  our first break near Cow Gill Cote.  By this time we were nicely warmed up.  After the break, we descended to Bordley Hall, before turning west and climbing steeply for over 400 feet in a bit over a mile, to be rewarded by the most incredible views...

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