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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Halifax 27-10-2017 – Leader Derek

Halifax 27-10-2017 – Leader Derek

After a bit of struggle, twelve walkers finally assembled at Dean Clough Mills, including Kim, who had decided to try us out ~ hope you enjoyed the day. We were also graced, somewhat unusually, by the presence of our Chair, and Walks Coordinator, both of whom made their attendance felt! I was a little late as a consequence of a burst water main on Burnley Road. Anyone would think I had committed a mortal sin, and received a reprimand before I had even parked, not to mention a couple of phone calls as I was struggling to navigate myself through...

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Bingley 25-10-2017 Leader Rosemary

Bingley 25-10-2017 Leader Rosemary

We know that one should never judge a book by its cover, and that was proved once again today.  A walk from Bingley doesn’t sound like a fun day out, but it absolutely was, as 23 ramblers can now testify.  A good weather day, a walk profile that looks like a long-necked snail, greatly varied terrain and surroundings, and two photographers vying for the honours (Roy won – see featured photo) made this another superb day out for Rossie Ramblers.  From the garden centre, Rosemary led us across the busy road and up into some...

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