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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Penistone 15-11-2017 – Leader Graham

Penistone 15-11-2017 – Leader Graham

On a pleasantly warm morning, 24 walkers gathered at the Penistone car park, including Chris – living in Bacup, though not from Bacup – who was walking with us for the first time.  As ever, he was made very welcome, and we hope to see him again.  We headed west across Haworth Moor on the Millennium Way, with lovely views across the valley to the north.  Soon we were at the delightful Brontë Bridge, with the waterfall above us to the left, and impressive views behind us.  We climbed steeply south past the waterfall, to reach our first...

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Tockholes ~ 12-11-2017 ~ Leader Derek

Tockholes ~ 12-11-2017 ~ Leader Derek

A select group of ten RRs met up at Roddlesworth Visitor Centre, Tockholes for the Sunday walk. Our numbers were supplemented by Alison, from Blackburn Ramblers ~ hope you enjoyed the day. The weather was stunning with bright blue skies, but it was a tad chilly. After the traditional group photograph we walked down to the higher of the two Roddlesworth Reservoirs. Despite four attempts, it was not possible to get a photo with everybody paying attention ~ no further comment necessary! Roddlesworth valley is approximately 4 miles long, wooded...

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Radcliffe 08-11-2017 – Leader Roy

Radcliffe 08-11-2017 – Leader Roy

On a gloriously sunny winter morning, 29 ramblers turned up at Bradley Fold, including Phil, a friend of Paul & John, for his first walk with us.  With 29 walkers, with Jean dishing out notes to walk leaders about next year, and with the toilets inside the huge garden centre being difficult to find, it was 10 o’clock when we set off broadly eastward and across the fields to reach Moss Shaw Farm and then across the B6292 near Barry’s house.  After skirting Withins Reservoir under big blue skies, the inevitable mud (inevitable...

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Mytholmroyd 01-11-2017 – Leader Jean

Mytholmroyd  01-11-2017  – Leader Jean

19 walkers arrived, including Steve from Rochdale, walking with us for the first (and hopefully not last) time. What started as a chilly, misty morning turned into a lovely dry autumnal day with the sun making brief appearances. Jean led us off in an easterly direction alongside the River Calder to Brearley, before heading northwards over both the river and the Rochdale Canal to face a steep, warming climb which included a flight of 93 – 100 stone steps, depending on whose counting you believe! We climbed up towards Midgley and then...

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