Safety on Walks

Safety on Walks

Following on from the AGM, Rosemary would like you all to know that: 1 – The committee has decided that no dogs be allowed on any of our walks.  Walk details in future will include the following statement “No dogs are allowed on any of our walks.  This is for the safety & wellbeing of all concerned.” This policy will be reviewed prior to the commencement of the proposed evening walks next summer. 2 – When leading a walk it is advisable to consider taking a few items of kit that may be useful for the safety of the...

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Cowling 29-11-2017 – Leaders Tom & Gill

Cowling 29-11-2017 – Leaders Tom & Gill

On the coldest start to a walk this year, with a tears-to-the-eyes wind, Tom & Gill led the 22 of us along Gill Lane, past Gill Top Farm, to Gill Bridge!!  Around here the views are dominated by the so-called Slippery Ford Pinnacles of Wainman’s Pinnacle and Lund’s Tower – also called the salt and pepper pots – and throughout the whole walk the views were of lovely rolling countryside, set off by the bright but low sunshine.  I made the mistake of saying to camera person Viv that the lighting conditions were not...

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Waddington 26-11-2017 – Leader Roy

Waddington 26-11-2017 – Leader Roy

The weather was bravely faced by 7 for an extraordinary Roy walk, described varyingly as soggy bottoms, super boggy, tough mudder, the muddiest of the year (Tom has missed a few!) and the Parachute Regiment assault course.  It was a memorable winter ramble through glorious Ribble Valley District countryside, overlooked by a snow capped Pendle Hill, Easington Fell and Longridge Fell. The conditions underfoot were challenging, including multiple crossings of swollen rivers and streams, 34 stiles in varying states of trickiness, and several...

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Embsay 22-11-2017 – Leader Jean

Embsay 22-11-2017 – Leader Jean

Who believes weather forecasts?  Obviously not John, as he arrived today without a waterproof or a hat – but Roy came to his rescue.  The 16 brave souls who assembled at Embsay were expecting the worst, and were pleased when Jean said that she would probably cut the walk down to 8 miles.  In the event, as the weather proved to be quite balmy and not very wet, she gave us the full 10 miles for our money.  The only real weather issue was the strong wind at times, especially at our first break at around 1400 feet – the highest...

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Clitheroe 19-11-2017 – Leader Derek

Clitheroe 19-11-2017 – Leader Derek

On a morning with a bright and crisp forecast, the world, his wife, his dog, his kids. and 12 Rossie Ramblers were determined to get out there and enjoy themselves, and that’s exactly what we did.  It was lovely to see Martin again, who – in his own words – had turned up to collect his non-attendance trophy for 2017!  Graeme brought marathon runner Charlotte along – nice to see her, to see her nice.  From the car park we headed west through a pleasant newish housing development and then across the fields (encountering some early...

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