Walk Reports

New Year, New Resolutions.

Wednesday January 22nd. A Beach (not Bolton) and a 16th Century Ale House. 13 miles. Leader: Chris Langabeer.       Sunday January 19th. Preston Guild Wheel. 22 miles. Leader: Hilary Scott.   19 walkers and two dogs gathered together on a cold frosty morning ready to walk the Preston Guild…

December, Christmas Jollies Time

Wednesday December 18th. 'Ast sin mi Dad?' Remembering the 344. 14 miles. Leader: Hilary Scott.   A dozen hardy walkers and 2 dogs met on a cold and misty December morning. Was it like that for the 344 miners who were killed in a mining disaster on 21st December 1910? Leaving the car park we made…

Fireworks in November

Wednesday November 27th. A Trio of Treats. Plodder Walk. 10 miles. Leader: Norman Thomas.   A ten mile walk from Jumbles car park.  Fifteen brave souls and one well behaved dog turned up for the walk.  The weather forecast was rain.  At 10AM prompt we started walking at a moderate pace,…

Autumn is here

Wednesday October 23rd. A loaf and five fishes. 12 miles. Leader: Norman Thomas.   Eighteen walkers and two well behaved dogs, we picked a good day, the weather was superb, wall to wall sunshine!  The views of the mountains could not have been better. After leading the walk clockwise I decided to…

Settling into September

Wednesday September 25th. Three courses and the 19th hole. 13 miles. Leader: Peter Ault.   On what turned out to be a dry day after the deluge of the day before, 19 optimistic walkers and 3 dogs set off on the walk. The first challenge was crossing George’s Lane with out any casualties due to…

August sun

Wednesday August 28th. Arnside Amble. 16 miles. Leader: Geoff Halliwell.   Fourteen walkers and two dogs braved the wet weather to do this walk around the Arnside and Silverdale AONB.  Setting off along the coast to Silverdale before a brief stop at Jenny Brown's Point to admire the fish fossils…

July Sunshine

Wednesday July 31st. Chapeltown to Peel Tower Trudge. 12 miles. Leader: Kim Shaw.    18 people and 3 dogs kindly set out on a walk from Chapeltown to the Wayoh, Crowthorne, Wet Moss, Peel Tower, Hawkshaw and then onto Edgworth and back to Chapeltown. Its a lovely panoramic route which was mainly…

June Jamborees

Sunday June 30th. Holy Moel-y. 20 miles. Leader: Mike Bushby. Noun. moel (plural moels) A hill having a rounded outline in its upper portion because the summit is protected from rapid denudation by a layer of soil and a growth of forest trees or grass, or by marshes of peat.   Exclamation. Holy…

May Merriment

Wednesday May 22nd. Musbury and Grane -Plodder's Walk. 11 miles. Leader: Mike Lee.   Ten walkers and three dogs assembled at the Helmshore Mill Textile Museum in bright sunshine, which lasted all day. We set off along the track of the old Ramsbottom to Accrington railway line to Holden Wood. Then,…

Ambles in April

Sunday April 28th. The Dambusters - In memory of Bob. 20 miles. Leader: Dave Walsh.   This walk was in memory of our Walking friend Bob James who sadly passed away in April 2018. Bob had devised & led this walk for the club on 3/9/17, the last walk he led for the club. Sixteen of us set off from…