Wednesday 20 June – Colne

Wednesday 20 June – Colne

On Wednesday 20 June, Graham (07892 906019) will lead a 10 mile moderate walk from Ball Grove Park, Colne.  Meeting at the upper car park at Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall at 9.00 am, the walk itself will commence at 9.45 am from the free Ball Grove car park, off Keighley Road (SD 90868 40383, or N53:51:35 (53.859587),W2:08:25 (-2.140327) – red pin on map below).  The nearest postcode is BB8 7HZ, but this takes you too far down Ball Grove Drive. Dogs are allowed only on our Thursday evening walks, if the leader agrees in advance. This is for...

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Thursday 21 June – short evening walk from Haslingden Cricket Club

Thursday 21 June – short evening walk from Haslingden Cricket Club

The fourth walk in our brand new ‘Summer Strolls with Rossendale Ramblers’ programme will be on Thursday 21 June, when Graeme (07790 928088) will lead a free* walk from Haslingden Cricket Club, Private Lane, Haslingden, BB4 6LX – opposite the Woolpack.  There is a car park at the rear.  Vehicle access to the ground is via Grasmere Lane/Private Lane.  The whole walks programme is available to view here. The walk will start at 7 pm from the club car park, but please arrive by 6.45 so that we can take your details (for safety...

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Friday 22 June ~ Hilbre Island ~ speak to Derek, please

Friday 22 June ~ Hilbre Island ~ speak to Derek, please

On Friday 22 June, Derek (0747 5300 007) will lead a moderate walk of around 10.5 miles, with approximately 95 metres of ascent ~ if there is sufficient interest. Meet at Wirral Country Park, Station Road, Thurstaston, CH61 0HN at 10:30 ~ red pin on map below. Be warned that from Rawtenstall the journey time is approximately 1:30 hours with a distance of around 70 miles. There is a £2 charge for the carpark, but facilities, including a café, are available. The Islands are cut off from the mainland by the tide for about five hours out of...

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Sunday 24 June – Horton (near Gisburn)

Sunday 24 June – Horton (near Gisburn)

On Sunday 24 June, Roy (01706 826570) will lead an 11 mile moderate walk from Horton, on the A59 between Gisburn & Broughton – NOT in the Yorkshire Dales.  Meeting at Kay Street car park in Rawtenstall at 9.00 am, the walk itself will commence at 10.00 am from a layby off the A59, one mile from Horton (SD 869501, or N53:56:49 (53.946835), W2:12:04 (-2.201076) – red pin on map below).  The nearest postcode of BD23 3JP is not very useful. Roy has called the walk “The beauty of Lancashire and a peek at Yorkshire”, and...

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BBQ + Bring & Buy – 16-06-2018

BBQ + Bring & Buy – 16-06-2018

As I sit here gazing out at the warm sunshine, I wonder what it was that I did in my younger days to make the gods hate me so much that they arrange the only rainy day in the last 6/7 weeks to be on our BBQ date?  OK, it did not ACTUALLY rain for most of the afternoon, so we COULD have sat and shivered in the garden, but we fell soft and ate under cover, which was actually very pleasant.  It was also very cosy, as 35 people (plus our granddaughter) were very well fed and watered.  The quantity and quality of the items in the Jacob’s...

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Interesting things coming up

Interesting things coming up

With so many different things on our site now, and with the consequential sub-divisions of ‘Latest News’, it is easy to miss things, hence this ‘heads up’ post. So, under the Latest News tab, click on ‘Social Events’ for the date of a brilliant Roy Orbison tribute night and meal, and for the report of the recent BBQ, which raised £173 for NW Air Ambulance. Under the same tab, click on ‘Committee’ for the minutes of the meeting help on 24 April.  Lots of interesting stuff in there!  Note that...

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