Archive 2016


Abbey Village - New Year's Day 2016

Abbey Village - New Year's Day 2016. The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture. To view all Stan's pictures taken on this walk click 'Here' then click slideshow and full screen. The Walk:- Walk Leader - John Titterington. The start of a new year and a larger group…

Moss Bank Park Jan 5th

11 people arrived at Moss Bank Park for this walk led by Jean Bobker. After all the rain recently it was good not to have to don waterproof trousers even before we set off. After going through the park we climbed a muddy path to reach the Old Links Golf course where it started to rain and some…

Warton Crag; Tuesday 12 Jan.16

Warton Crag. Tuesday 12th. January 2016 The Pictures:-  To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'here' then slideshow and full screen. The Walk:- Walk leader - Stan Bradshaw. Although we've often walked from Warton Crag, we've…

Barton, Jan 19th

A Cheesy Round Twenty walkers gathered at Barton Village car park owned by Sandham’s, makers of traditional Lancashire cheese since 1929. The group included Dave, who had not been on a walk for some time, as well as Steve testing his two new knees. Setting off across muddy fields the group made…

Todmorden; Tuesday 26 Jan. 16

Todmorden; Tuesday 26th. January 2016 The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- If you can't make out the characters, they are Glenn, Sue (F), Shirley, Dave and Peter. Conditions for taking pictures were pretty grim! To see all the pictures taken on the walk…

Entwistle Res. Tuesday 2 Feb. 16

Entwistle Reservoir; Tuesday 2nd. February 2016 The Pictures. To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- . To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then choose slideshow. The Walk. Walk leaders:- Glyn and Julie Watson. On the reckky for this walk my sat nav read…

Whitbarrow; Tues. 9 Feb. 16

Whitbarrow Scar and the Winster Valley; Tues. 9th. Feb. 16 The Pictures. To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then view slideshow in full screen. The Walk. Walk leader - Stan Bradshaw. The walk was an anticlockwise…

Photos from The Amble, 2016

Brian Fisher has once again managed to find time to take over 100 excellent photos whilst taking part in the Anglezarke Amble on 13th February. You can view them by clicking here

Article about the Amble

Many thanks to David Barnes of Horwich RMI Harriers who sent us their February newsletter, containing a good article about the Anglezarke Amble. You can read it by clicking here

Hurst Green, Feb 16th

With good weather forecast we thought, at the most, 15 people would turn up at Hurst Green for this walk but every time I counted more appeared. Ken B brought along his 9 years old grandson, Ben, who was going to do his first walk of over 5 miles. By 10 am there were29 people and 4 dogs ready to go…

Wiswell; Tues. 23 Feb. 16

Wiswell; Tuesday 23rd. February 2016 The Pictures. To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:-  To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then view slideshow. The Walk. Walk leader:- David Whittaker. The walk started from the beautiful village of Wiswell, the…

Witton Park, Feb 27th

  Ten group members plus Caroline and Manny from the Irregulars came to Witton Park for this walk. Our leader for today, Tom Lyons, pre-warned us about the mud we would come across and also that a rowing boat might come in handy in one particular section! However, the first few miles were…

Todd Lane, Mar 1st

Fourteen members gathered at my house on Todd Lane North for a 10 am start and headed off down the old East Lancs railway formerly the site of the old Todd Lane Station. Heading north towards Preston town centre and the River Ribble, via the old tree lined tramway which was once used to transport…

Dales Highway stage 1

DALES HIGH WAY – 3rd March 2016   After an early start 17 members caught the 0813 train from Skipton to Saltaire in order to start the first of 6 stages of the Dales High Way. Leaving from Victoria Hall via the Leeds-Liverpool Canal to cross the river Aire and up through Trench Wood and Shipley…

Botany Bay March 8th

    A group of 13 of us set off from Botany Bay on a very grey drizzly morning.  Botany Bay was originally known as Canal Mill and was built in 1855 when the Lancashire cotton industry was at the forefront of cotton manufacturing, Due to all the rain the route had been adapted to avoid the worst…

Dales Highway stage 2

Dales High Way Stage 2                                                                                                                  10th March 2016 Once again we were blessed with a…

Trawden Roundabout, 15/03/2016

Eight walkers set off at 9am from a very chilly car park by the Atom Panoptican, most of us wearing multiple winter layers and in awe of Ken B's choice of shorts! A short road section led us to Ratten Clough bridge, then through fields to join the Pennine Bridleway down to the Keighley road and up…

Dales High Way - Stage 3.

Dales High Way - Stage 3. The Pictures. To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here'    The Walk. Walk leader - Ian Wardle Thirteen walkers met at a sunny layby near the Hill Inn to catch the minicoach to Settle. Whilst…

Garstang walk Tuesday March 22nd

  Tuesday Walk 22.3.16   12 members and 2 dogs met in Garstang car park on a dry but overcast day for a walk which included some inclines and local history. The route started by the river leaving behind the recently flooded playing fields and took the river path behind Garstang.  After crossing…

Dales High Way - Stage 4.

Dales High Way - Stage 4. The Pictures. To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture.   To view all the pictures taken on Stage 4 click 'Here' then view slideshow in full screen.  The Walk. Walk leaders:- John Evenden and Ian Wardle.  On a grey cool morning sixteen walkers…

Hayfield Walk March 26th

The forecast wasn’t good for today with rain in the offing from 11 am but for the 12 people who turned up for this walk at Hayfield the start wasn’t bad at all. We set off on a short section of the Calico Trail before commencing the stiff ascent of Lantern Pike. By the time we reached the…

Walk from The Croft Tuesday March 29th

  West of Euxton Walk Tuesday 29 March 20016   Even though it is now officially spring time, at 8:00 am today , it seemed that snow shoes would be needed for the walk rather than walking boots and possibly that the walk would be snowed off. However, 21 hardy souls turned up (including two of…

Dales High Way - Stage 5

Dales High Way - Stage 5. The Pictures.  To see who was on the walk click on the following picture. To view all the pictures taken on Stage 5 click 'here' then view slideshow in full screen. The Walk.  Walk leaders - John Evenden and Ian Wardle.  Leaving the layby at New Bridge, 16 members…

Tuesday April 5th, Chipping

Chipping Walk, Tuesday 5th April 2016 The day started with rain, with only 10 intrepid walkers braving the elements. However, by the start the rain had stopped and we set out past the old furniture factory. There  was a sign up saying they were hoping to get the funding to turn it into an hotel.…

Dales Highway stage 6

  DALES HIGHWAY  STAGE 6    7th April 2016  Seventeen members assembled at Appleby Rail Station to catch the bus to Newbiggin on Lune for the final section. Once again the weather was ideal. Leaving the bus at 0900 a short hike over Ravenstonedale Moor saw us overlooking Sunbiggin Tarn.…

Barker Brow, Ribchester - Tues.12.4.16

Barker Brow, Ribchester - Tuesday 12 April 16 The Pictures. To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture. To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then view slideshow. The Walk. Walk leader:- Harry Bretherton. The day started dry but rather overcast as we left the…

Thank you Stan and Pauline

32 members came to the AGM on Monday 18th April, providing a good chance to offer thanks to both Stan, who retired as chairman after 6 years of excellent work in this role, and to Pauline, who has retired after over 10 years of organising the "Tuesday Walks" list. John Evenden was voted in as the…

Quernmore. Sat. 16th. April 16.

Quermore - Saturday 16th. April 2016. The Pictures. To view the pictures click on the following thumbnails:- The Walk. Walk  leader:- Jaqui Peaks. Six walkers set out from Birk Bank car park at 9.00 am with the weather looking fine for the day. We first went NE on a pleasant track to be…

Hollins Lane, Accrington. Tues 19 Apr 16.

Octogenarian Ramble. Tuesday 19 April 2016. The Pictures:- Click on pictures to view slideshow. The Walk:- Walk leader - Frank Watson. The 'Octogenarian Amble' set off promptly at 10.00am. with Frank as leader and Mack as sweeper (combined ages 160 years) together in charge of 12 other walkers.…

Ramsbottom, Tuesday April 26th

  Just a few word about the walk - It was a cold but bright morning when the seven of us started the walk from Ramsbottom Railway Station and headed through Nuttall Park and up Jacobs Ladder to cross the motorway and continue to the now derelict, Grants Tower.  From here we headed over Harden…

Littledale walk, Tuesday May 3rd

To see who came on the walk please press the photo below To view all the other photos please press Here On a dry but cool clear morning 17 walkers started at Little Cragg car park with views of Clougha in the background.  Two of the group were new members Clare and Stephen their second walk…

Todmorden Centenary Way, May 14th

 Eleven of us met at Cornholme to begin the 21 miles Todmorden Centenary Way, a circular route round the former borough of Todmorden. The weather was ideal for walking as we set off, steeply, up Pudsey Road before turning to Pitts and continuing to climb old walled pathways to emerge at Shore. A…

Two out of Three, Tues May 10th

Ten walkers assembled in Ingleton on a fine breezy morning.  Our route was to take us over Ingleborough and Whernside.  Heading out up Fell Lane towards Crina Bottoms we had a full head on wind which didn't improve as we climbed. When the summit was reached it was a mad dash for the wind shelter…

Beacon Fell, Tuesday May 17th

  17 members set out from the Beacon Fell Visitors Centre lower car park in bright sunny weather.  The route went down to Crombleholme Fold, across the fields to Fellside following their track to the road where we turned right to the  ‘Cross Keys Inn' still under renovation.  We then crossed…

Ribblehead, Sat May21st

The weather forecast was not promising as 9 people met up at Ribblehead for the start of this walk and as has been the case lately the women outnumbered the men by 2 to 1. We set off up the road to join the Dalesway which we followed fora couple of miles before turning right on the Newby Head road…

Haslingden, May 24th

It was a beautiful, sunny morning when the 17 people who came on this walk met up, coming together from various car parks around St. James's church in Haslingden. Tom led the way, up the lane, to arrive at The Halo, one of 4 panopticons in East Lancashire. Continuing on from there we had a steep…

Sue's epic walk

Sue's Epic Walk. On Tuesday 31st.May 16 Sue completed a stage of her epic, mainly off the road walk, from John 'Groats to Lands End. The stage was from Ribchester Bridge to Top Lock, nr. Chorley. The weather was sunny and warm. Today she clocked up 600 miles of her 1200 mile walk. She was relaxed…

Huncoats walk May 31st

Eighteen people and four dogs set off from Childer’s Green car park just after 10.00a.m. on the Huncoat Trail with a perfect May morning as the sun was already warm and with the promise of a hot day ahead. The party headed first for Hameldon Woods, which form part of the Forest of Burnley. On…

Dunsop Bridge. Tues. 7 June 16

Dunsop Bridge - Tuesday 7th. June 2016. The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk and who lead the walk, click on the following thumbnails:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here'. The Walk:- Walk leader - John Titterington. For several days we knew today was going to be very…

Gargrave walk June 14th

A group of 6 of us set off from Gargrave on a rather grey morning.     The route initially took us a short way along the Leeds Liverpool canal then across field paths past Brockabank (a very fine 17th century farmhouse) to Friars Head. Friars Head farmhouse is a superb 17th Century yeoman's…

Silverdale walk June 21st

  Silverdale walk Tuesday June 21st Eleven walkers met on Shore Road on a warm balmy mid-summer day to start an 11 mile walk around Silverdale. We headed off into a Scout Wood finding a path despite a fallen tree. Although it was a warm day the temptation to drink from the well was avoided!…

Rishton. Tues. 28 June 16

Rishton. Tuesday 28th. June 2016. The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then go onto 'slideshow'. The Walk:- Walk leader - Chris Seddon. 17 people and 3 dogs gathered at Rishton War Memorial on a…

Barley. Tuesday 5 July 16

Barley - Tuesday 5th. July 2016. The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture. . To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then go into slideshow. The Walk:- Walk leader - Dave Taylor. Another good turnout saw 21 walkers gather in Barley on a very…

Chipping, July 12th

Thirteen group members met up atChipping for this walk led by Jean. The weather the day before had been absolutely awful with non-stop rain all day so it was decided to go to plan B and descend to Bleasdale after reaching Fiendsdale Head instead of risking crossing the streams, which would have…

Fish and Chip Walk. Wed 13 July 16

Fish and Chip Walk - Wednesday 13th. July 16 The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture. To view other pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE'then view slideshow. The Walk:- Walk Leaders - Kate and Mike Motley The 'Fish and Chip' walk, thanks to Kate and Mike, has…

Mellor Brook, July 19th

The weather forecast was for the hottest day of the year with the thermometer reaching maybe 32 degrees but this didn't deter the thirteen people who arrived at Mellor Brook for this 10 miles walk. Setting off along the road to reach the A677 we soon reached the first of our field paths. All went…

Ball Grove, Saturday July 23rd

The weather was just right for walking as the 18 people who had arrived at Ball Grove set off following Colne Water to Laneshaw Bridge where we picked up a section of the Pendle way which we then followed as far as Knarrs Farm. From here, our route took us past Mosside boarding kennels, descending…

Sawley, Tuesday July 26th

Arrived at Spread Eagle, Sawley at 9:40, already 10 people there, by 10:00 18. First question, why is stile Ken doing a walk with 26 stiles? Answer if the gates don't open there are 31. We set off in a light drizzle which lasted about 10 mins, then the gods took a shine on us and the rain…