New Waggoners 19-07-2018 – Leader Angela

New Waggoners 19-07-2018 – Leader Angela

On another cracking evening, 14 people turned out for the sixth walk in our series.  Tonight there were only 4 Rossie Ramblers present, so we had a really good natter with our Thursday evening friends. From the New Waggoners, we walked down Limey Lane to Clowbridge Reservoir and then up a good hill on a wide track to Compston’s Cross, erected in 1902 by Samuel Compston, a former Mayor of Rawtenstall.   We continued on more tracks to the car park at Crown Point, from where we could see the Singing Ringing Tree.  Here Angela asked if we...

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Hurstwood 18-07-2018 – Leader John

Hurstwood 18-07-2018 – Leader John

John had planned to do this walk in March, but deep snow meant that he had to change at the last minute.  The only snow about today was on the top of various heads, and the only drops of water were on peoples’ brows, as the day was bright but rather muggy.  The turnout of 22 was excellent.  Phil broke his duck with the camera today, and turned out some superb shots, as you will see.  Two aspects of his pictures particularly strike me, one being the paucity of water in the various reservoirs, and the other being the big landscapes...

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Rawtenstall 15-07-2018 – Leader Carol

Rawtenstall 15-07-2018 – Leader Carol

We were really pleased that Carol had told Roy, of Huncoat Trail fame, that she was doing this walk today, as 12 of his Roamers joined us, plus two local musicians whom Carol knows.  These very welcome extras nicely augmented the 3 Rossie Ramblers present – Carol, Roy, and yours truly, making a splendid total of 17 on the walk.  The additional walkers were lovely people, some with a great fund of knowledge about the area, so they really enhanced the enjoyment of the walk for us.  We hope they also enjoyed it, especially their sojourn...

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Friday 13 July – Report on Baby Boomers’ Night Out

Friday 13 July – Report on Baby Boomers’ Night Out

Another lovely social for Rossie Ramblers, perfectly arranged by Ursula.  Seven baby boomers attended, who prior to the show had a very nice meal at the rather smart A Mano Italian restaurant, opposite Blackburn Cathedral.  Prices were surprisingly low, and portions surprisingly large, such that some could not finish.  However, this did not stop them having an ice cream during the interval of the show! St George’s Hall hosted the Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys show, which was excellent, though ‘the Big O’...

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Grimwith Reservoir 11-07-2018 Leader Derek

Grimwith Reservoir 11-07-2018 Leader Derek

According to my files, our the last attempt at this walk was on 13 September last year when it poured down and made Trollers Gill a challenge too far ~ this year was somewhat different! A total of 18 managed to find the car park albeit some were a little late. Unfortunately Arnie was on holiday in Llandudno, and my assistant, Judith, indicated that for some reason she was unable to do the report, therefore it was up to me to get it sorted. In fairness, Judith did take the photographs and loaded them onto ‘flicker’, for which I should be...

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Padiham 08-07-2018 Leader Tom

Padiham 08-07-2018 Leader Tom

On another glorious morning, 6 of us met at Gawthorpe Hall for the walk in some of the Forest of Burnley.  The idea was to get as much shade as possible, and we started well by walking through trees to the top of the Gawthorpe estate, down a road and into some more trees to Sweetclough Greenway – new to Dougie and Roy.  We skirted the fishing lake which was the part of the old Lowerhouse Lodges, and which once provided the water for one of Lancashire’s largest cotton mills, and went on a bear hunt through the bullrushes to Molly...

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