Holden Nursery 28-08-2016 – Leader Roy

Holden Nursery 28-08-2016 – Leader Roy

Rossy Ramblers set off at 10 am to explore the picturesque Ribble Valley on a mild and slightly misty morning.  After a few hours of overnight rain, water became a feature of the walk, with long wet grass, cascading streams and brooks.  Shortly after our first break, we reached the trig point on Beacon Hill, with long views over beautiful hills, valleys, the Yorkshire Peaks, and dominant Pendle Hill.

We then walked through Grindleton Forest and Moors before coming to Cob House, a very very des res, with its own lake, manicured lawns, printine garden, and a brick-walled kitchen garden!  We stopped shortly after for our second break, sharing the field with a herd of cows and a flock of sheep; a tranquil stop.

Onwards then, coming to Westclough Brook, with a mini challenge using stepping stones and wading.  Then it was Top of Town Grindleton next, a village mentioned in the Doomsday Book.  Going through lanes and fields, we reached the outskirts of Sawley before the final stretch with more picturesque views and grazing animals.  We had refreshments at Holden Nursery café, sitting outside in a peaceful garden setting.

(Write up Roy, pics Rosemary.)

Slideshow below, but if you wish to see a static view of the pics all in one go, then click here.

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