WALK REPORTS and PHOTOS 2019

 

The fabulous river Ribble

Wednesday 30th January

Another wintry day for our walk from Chatburn. The snow was deep and the sun shone brightly in Accrington there was less in the Ribble valley. We walked to Downham, behind Worston and onto Mearley. We then crossed the busy A59 and into Clitheroe town.We joined the Ribble Way at the Sculpture train and followed this to West Bradford. We skirted Grindleton then headed back to the cars. The weather was dry and there were bright spells and the River Ribble looked serene in the sunshine. Thanks to Brian for leading this 11 mile walk. Drinks were enjoyed in the friendly and very warming Brown Cow. Dawn Taylor

 
 
Sunday 28 January 
We started from Ryal Fold and climbed steadily by the waterfalls We made our way round the moor and then up to the Tower. The wind was cold and very strong and we could hardly stand up but we did sit on the sheltered side to eat our lunch. Then it was down to Sunnyhurst Wood along the river and up the Donkey Brew to the reservoir and back to the car park Drinks were enjoyed in the very cosy Royal Arms 
Leader DawnTaylor 
Left to Right Sheila, Michelle, Steve, Jim, Michelle at the tower in the wind !
 
 
Wednesday 22 January
The snow had fallen overnight and lay hard and crisp on the ground. We started from Waddington and walked on good paths with great views of the surrounding hills. The sun shone gloriously and Pendle Hill looked magnificent. We continued to Waddington Fell then back by Eaves Hall. Drinks were enjoyed in the Lower Buck. Thanks to James Jolly for leading.

SUNDAY 20 JANUARY

Around Pendle for Clarion became over Pendle to Barley

Thanks to Brian for stepping in for Nigel on this winter walk. We parked above Sabden village and set off in thick pea soup fog. Gradually we could see Pendle Hill as we steadily gained height.

At the trig point the fog had cleared and we had glorious views across the valley with the cloud below us.

Here we are at the top from L to R- Debbie, Alan, Dawn, Marie, Michelle, Brian.

As we walked along the ridge the sun shone and our faces were warm and glowing. We were enjoying more fantastic views.

An easy route down avoiding the busy steps and we came to Barley where we had our lunch. We then continued to Newchurch In Pendle and back to the cars. A fine dry day on good paths in good company.

Dawn Taylor Walks co-ordinator and photographer !!

WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY

This weeks 7 mile walk started from Witton Park Blackburn, mostly following the Witton Weavers Way, taking in Feniscowles,  Hoghton Bottoms, and  Pleasington, where lunch was taken at the Butlers Arms, then it was a short walk back to the cars at Witton Park, It was a cold start to the morning but did warm up as the day went on,

A big thanks to Carol for leading the walk,

WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY

This weeks walk started from the Heritage Centre Barrowford, but before the walk started lunch was pre-ordered at the George and Dragon Inn across the road from the car park, the walk took in Barrowford, Roughlee and Blacko before returning to the George and Dragon for lunch,

a lovely walk with fantastic views from the top of the MANY HILLS we climbed, there was some mud but nothing to bad,

It was a lovely clear sunny day with there having been a frost on Tuesday night,

A big thank you to Dorothy for leading the walk.