Walk Reports

July Japes in the heat

Wednesday July 11th. All tracks lead to Hunter Bark. 13 miles. Leader: Norman Thomas.   16 walkers met at Settle on a morning similar to many experienced recently – comfortably warm with the prospect of getting hotter later. The first part of the walk was one which most people would have done…

June Jaunts in the sunshine

Wednesday June 27th. Lunesdale Limp. 12 miles. Leader: Norman Thomas.   Twenty walkers turned up today. The weather was very hot indeed, the 10pm evening news said it had been the hottest day of the year. We made our way from Hornby by tarmac to Lyon Bridge then across the fields to Melling,…

Bluebells and sunshine in May

Wednesday May 23rd. A visit to old friends (or is it!!!) 15 miles. Leader: John Thompson.   14 walkers set out on a very warm and sometimes windy day from Marles wood up to Bradley wood, then down and across Ribchester bridge. Along the Ribble Way then left to Lower Dutton and Gallows Lane (no…

April Fools and snow

Sunday April 29th. Bronte Round. 24.5 miles. Leader: Steve Clark.   Setting off from Hebden Bridge we were soon getting warm travelling up the valley to Hardcastle Crags.  At Walshaw we came out from the shelter of the valley and up on the moors and the north east wind made it feel quite chilly at…

March Madness

Sunday March 25th. A Score to Settle. 18.5 miles. Leaders: Neil and Howard Smith.   18 walkers from various clubs turned up (despite the loss of an hours sleep) on a beautiful and bright sunny morning to set off from Settle, with a nice steady climb to start with taking us towards Langcliffe and…

Freezing in February

Wednesday February 21st. Botany Bay Circular. 13 miles. Leader: Tracey Parton.   Wow, a great start for my first walk with East Lancs group, 24 people and 6 dogs met at Botany Bay on a lovely sunny February day.   First we started with a Singalong Birthday Wishes for John, Happy Birthday. We…

New Year Resolutions

Wednesday January 31st. Top Bunk to Top 'o' th Hill. 13.5 miles. Leader: Chris Langabeer. 14 walkers. 13.5 miles. Weather, occasionally heavy snow and sleet. The group set off from the Eagle and Child, aka Top Bunk. We climbed on a rather muddy path path to walk around the edge of Fletcher…