Snake Path Anniversary with PNFS 28-05-2017

Snake Path Anniversary with PNFS  28-05-2017

Five Rossy Ramblers joined 70 other walkers from different areas and organisations, on a Peak and Northern Commemoration walk, 120 years since the protest that saved the path for future walkers. After 10 minutes we were in the hills, with outstanding views and forty shades of green. We proceeded on the path overlooking Kinder Reservoir where Agatha Christie wrote some of her books in beautiful surroundings. We then came to William Clough and a steady climb in single file with a brook for company, and took our first break. The weather was...

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Slaidburn 24-05-2017 – Leader Rosemary

Slaidburn 24-05-2017 – Leader Rosemary

28 ramblers turned up at Slaidburn car park today, but despite this large number, Tom persuaded Ann & Audrey, two walkers from Preston, to join us!  It was a good job that stiles only appeared in the latter stages of the walk, or else we might not have got home before dark!  Early on, the weather was a bit hazy, but it soon brightened up, and stayed lovely all day, as David’s pictures show very well.  Rosemary led us across the River Hodder and north across the fields to the impressive Hammerton Hall.  Along the way, those with...

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Haslingden 21-05-2017 – Leader Carol

Haslingden 21-05-2017 – Leader Carol

On a lovely morning, 10 lucky ramblers set off from urban Haslingden, to find themselves instantly in open fields, with lovely views.  Heading north, we were soon at Pike Law, above the site of the old workhouse and hospital, recently demolished for housing development.  We came upon a large open metal structure, which Carol thought was the water storage cistern for the workhouse.  Then we were briefly on Haslingden Old Road, spotting a couple of intriguing gypsy style caravans, before cutting off, still heading north, to meet the shoe...

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Ripponden 17-05-2017 – Leader John

Ripponden 17-05-2017 – Leader John

I was rubbing my hands when I saw the forecast this morning, thinking that John’s walk today would prove to be the wettest of the year so far, surpassing Huncoat.  So you can imagine my chagrin when only about three drops of rain fell on us all day!  That, plus the beautiful flowers in profusion, made this a memorable walk for the 19 ramblers today.  From the car park, John led us south, climbing quite steeply past the well-named Height Green, and then east – still climbing – along Gosling Lane.  With the weather being...

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Feizor 14-5-2017 Leader – Gill

Feizor 14-5-2017 Leader – Gill

The last time the Rossendale Ramblers met here, it was in fog, but today the day was bright and breezy and ideal conditions for the walk. We were pleased to see Ann back with us,  Zoe joined us for the second time having first walked with us on Arnold’s Tottington short walk, and it was lovely to welcome Michelle as a complete newbie to our group. We set off across the fields towards Austwick, with Rosemary and Ann taking the stile-less Pennine Bridle Way to join us a short while later.  Heading up and out of Austwick, past Austwick...

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Bradford Fell 10-05-2017 – Leader Derek

Bradford Fell 10-05-2017 – Leader Derek

David could not make the walk today, as he has unfortunately broken both wrists falling off a 7 foot high fence onto tarmac!  We will keep our fingers crossed for a quick recovery.  However, he asked me to look  out for a sighting of a Pallid Harrier in the area.  Well, we did not see a Pallid Harrier, nor any pallid ramblers in the superbly sunny and warm weather.  An unusual walk profile again today, as 16 of us set off from almost the highest point of the walk at just short of 1200 feet, before contouring east past The Wife (apparently...

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