Alkincoats 15-10-2017 – Leader Gill

Alkincoats 15-10-2017 – Leader Gill

On a balmy autumn day, 13 ramblers met at Alkincoats Park.  When Graham and his wife Carol appeared, we thought that 15 would be walking, but the meeting was purely coincidental, as they were going for breakfast at the café, after already having walked to Foulridge to collect one of their cars after a night out there!  With us today were John from Lancaster group for his second visit, plus Janet and Pauline, also on their second time with us.  After the group picture, Gill led us through the park, past some rather nice – and rather...

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Celebrating our Sponsors

Celebrating our Sponsors

A quick note to remind us all about the very important contribution that our sponsors make to Rossendale Ramblers. Steve Barton Financial Services, Rossendale Tyres & Exhausts, and A J Rustic Oak have been generously supporting us for some years, and I hope that they have found their sponsorship worthwhile. This year we have an additional sponsor, Tricketts Insurance Brokers, who are offering a £10 off voucher with any new policy taken out by one of our members. So please support our sponsors, and they will continue to support...

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Settle Loop 11-10-2017 – Leader Jean

Settle Loop 11-10-2017 – Leader Jean

Reasons to be cheerful are 8: it wasn’t raining when we put our boots on; our shiny new waterproof camera easily survived the day; nobody slipped badly; there were no stiles; the Singing Kettle was an excellent value café; I have not led the rainiest walk this year; we now know what bits of gear we want for Christmas; and Rob wasn’t there to gloat!  Set against this plethora of plus points, there was only one negative – it battered down, helped by a strong wind, all day.  But that didn’t stop 17 people who have...

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Barrowford 08-10-2017 – Leader Gill

Barrowford 08-10-2017 – Leader Gill

First of all I need to clarify something! This walk included the first 6.7 miles of The Lancashire Witches Way – waymarks are the tercets of Carol Anne Duffy’s poem, or, as there are only 10 of those, the more frequently seen sign here. The full walk is 51 miles long and goes from Barrowford Heritage Centre, via The Forest of Bowland over Salter Fell to Lancaster Castle. This is not to be confused with The Pendle Witches Way which is 48 miles long and goes from Sabden to Lancaster Castle via The Forest of Bowland and...

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Colne to Barlick linear 06-10-2017 – Leader Derek

Colne to Barlick linear 06-10-2017 – Leader Derek

Rossie rambles do not get any better than this: beautiful sunny weather; an interesting town to begin; glorious, rolling, quintessentially English views all day; excellent company; and a lovely café experience to finish.  I’m tempted simply to say that you should just look at Diana’s happy pics (so good that I could not restrict myself to the usual 40), cast your eyes over the route profile to see how Derek punished us at the end, and then join me in thanking Derek for giving us such a wonderful day – but I know you want...

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