Duckworth Arms 05-07-2018 – Leader David C

Duckworth Arms 05-07-2018 – Leader David C

On another really lovely evening, 23 people turned out for the fifth walk in our series.  There were 13 Rossie Ramblers present, two of whom only generally do our shorter walks, so it was nice to have them with us this evening. David led us up Hollins Lane to the top, with Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary and the Scout Moor wind farm nicely in view.  We then dropped to ‘The Plunge’ in Dearden Clough, the site of an old mill, and thence through woodland to Gin Croft Lane and down into Edenfield, with a lovely church and memorial to a...

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Rufford 04-07-2018 – Leader Paul

Rufford 04-07-2018 – Leader Paul

Paul promised us a shortish flat walk in today’s heat, with delicious refreshments at the end.  This was obviously a winning combination, as 24 ramblers turned out, including Phil’s wife Moyra (pronounced Moya) for her first walk with us.  Had Noel Coward been with us, he might have said ‘Very flat, Rufford’, as the ascent/descent was much less than even the Hilbre Island walk.  The other remarkable thing about today’s walk was the dryness of the fields underfoot, with soil that was simply powder in some parts,...

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Keeping abreast of all things Rossie Ramblers

Keeping abreast of all things Rossie Ramblers

In recent times I have tried to make sure that you all know what is happening by putting on a ‘Pssst’ post that points out upcoming social and other events. Despite this, I gather that one or two people did not know the BBQ date, for instance, and consequently missed a thoroughly ‘good do’ and a fund raising opportunity. Of course, to see what is happening, and to read the ‘Pssst’ post, one has to visit our site, which some of our members are obviously not doing, or are not doing often enough.  For those of...

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Rawtenstall to Healey Dell 29-06-2018 – Leader Derek

Rawtenstall to Healey Dell 29-06-2018 – Leader Derek

It was yet another glorious summer’s day, with a gentle breeze, and 7 arrived for Derek’s linear walk.  Starting from Whitaker Park, we headed to Hall Carr Road and climbed steadily past Whinberry Naze. Soon we could look back across the valley to spot various houses, buildings and the dry ski slope. We continued upwards to the Valley of Stones, reaching Cloughfold, the site of a former saw mill used for cutting stone, with ruins of the polishing mill, the crane base platform and the chimney base all identified. Several of us...

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Broadbottom 27-06-2018 – Leader Roy

Broadbottom 27-06-2018 – Leader Roy

Well, Roy has opened up a whole new beautiful area for us with his 3 ‘going east’ walks, this being the second one.  We thought that the Marple Bridge walk was lovely the other week, but this was even nicer, with the exception of seeing the awful pall of smoke above Saddleworth Moor for much of the walk.  Again, 12 people made the journey today (and very easy it was, too), and were treated to a number of ribald comments at Broadbottom Station, with its pretty artwork on the main building.  Sue bravely took the camera on today,...

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Horton 24-06-2018 – Leader Roy

Horton 24-06-2018 – Leader Roy

A trio of Roy’s admirers joined him for a walk from Horton near Gisburn, being either disinterested in, or prepared to give up, watching the national football team, to ensure he wasn’t on his own. We were not disappointed – this was rural Lancashire at its best in near perfect walking weather, with Yorkshire trying to get a look in, but not succeeding. Unfortunately no photos do true justice to the magnificent landscape in the sunshine. We had a competition at the start to guess the number of stiles we were to encounter....

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