The Singing Ringing Tree


Walk Leader: Ian Wardle

Number on the walk: 8

Distance: 16.5 miles

Weather: Dry with cold wind

Just as we stepped out of our cars the rain stopped and the clouds cleared leaving bright blue sky which we had most of the day. We set off following the Burnley Way across Burnley golf course and round Nutshaw Hill to Hameldon Hill. We quickly nipped up to the trig point before moving on to the summit of Great Hameldon. With such clear sky the views today, in all directions, were as good as they could be, but with such a cold wind there was no time to hang around, so after a group photo we set off south to join a path at the foot of the hill which we followed to Loveclough where we joined the Rossendale Way.  We followed the Rossendale Way to Compston's Cross where we stopped for lunch. We left the Rossendale Way here following a gravel track (it ws good to be on firm ground for a change) north east to the Singing Ringing Tree which was certainly singing today due to the strong wind. From the tree we dropped down to join the Burnley Way again which we followed south east to Holme Chapel. It was very tempting to stop for a drink at the Ram Inn, but with rain forecast there was no time to spare so we continued on climbing steadily out of the valley on a path, that was more like a stream, which we followed to Over Town. From Over Town we dropped down to Cliviger before passing through Towneley Park to our cars. We just got back in time as the rain started as we were leaving the car park!


Photos can be seen 'here'