Buffer Stops, Rawtenstall 16-08-2018 – Leader David C

Buffer Stops, Rawtenstall 16-08-2018 – Leader David C

On another pleasant but slightly cooler evening, 22 walkers arrived for our final short walk this year.  Once again there was a good mixture of Rossie Ramblers longstanding members, new members, and other friends we have made on the walks this year. From the station, we walked past Hardman’s Mill and then across and along the River Irwell on the Irwell Sculpture Trail to the actual Ewood Bridge, which turns out to be a bridge built on an earlier bridge.  Along the way, Roy gave us some interesting information from ‘Further...

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Whernside 15-08-2018 – Leaders Arnold, John & Derek

Whernside 15-08-2018 – Leaders Arnold, John & Derek

We had a good turnout of 21 today, despite a miserable – but not terrible – weather forecast.  With us today were John & Jennifer for their second walk with us, and Susan G, for her second long walk with us.  After the events of the day, I sincerely hope that we will see them again! All started well as we set off in warm but drizzly conditions towards the mighty Ribblehead Viaduct, the building of which was the subject of the 2016 ITV drama Jericho.  The viaduct carries the Settle to Carlisle railway, which was saved from...

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Barrowford 12-08-2018 ~ Leader Rosemary

Barrowford 12-08-2018 ~ Leader Rosemary

On this occasion for the Sunday walk I chose to support the Pendle Walking Festival. The series of 56 walks started yesterday and will finish on Sunday 19th August. The starting point of our walk was the Pendle Heritage Centre at Barrowford. I was pleased to see that among 25 walkers, 10 belonged to our group. Wayne our leader introduced himself and also to Mike the back marker. I briefly spoke to the whole group asking for permission for photos to be taken for our website. No objections were raised. Stephen was therefore given free reign to...

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Kettlewell 08-08-2018 – Leader Glyn

Kettlewell 08-08-2018 – Leader Glyn

22 arrived in Kettlewell and we were pleased to welcome 3 new Wednesday walkers – Susan from the Thursday evening walks, plus Jennifer and John who praised Arnold’s articles in the Rosendale Free Press which stimulated their interest –  all 3 slotted in really well and we hope they will join us again. Glyn promised us a walk with plenty of ascent and that’s what we got! Summer returned to the more “usual” weather with the occasional sunny spell, but being mostly cloudy and breezy, albeit quite warm, with...

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Holden Arms – 02-08-2018 – Leader Arnold

Holden Arms – 02-08-2018 – Leader Arnold

On another brilliantly sunny evening, 19 walkers arrived for our penultimate short walk this year.  There was a good mixture of Rossie Ramblers longstanding members, new members, other friends we have made on the walks this year, and several new people – plus Lola, a lovely cockerpoo.  All were made very welcome. From the Holden Arms, we walked along the road a little way before turning onto National Cycle Route 6 above Swinnel Brook residential park, and then through woods, parkland, and across playing fields into Helmshore.  Then we...

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Pen-y-ghent 01-08-2018 – Leader Derek

Pen-y-ghent 01-08-2018 – Leader Derek

For those who did not do the 3 Peaks on June 8, today was the second instalment of three, the next thrilling instalment being in 2 weeks time (August 15) for Whernside.  The 14 who defied the road works and turned out today could not have had a better day for walking; never was it too warm or too cold, and rain did not threaten at all.  From Horton, Derek led us to Brackenbottom, but instead of taking us up the more direct but steeper route to our target, he hung a right and took a more circuitous and gentle route to approach what at times...

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