SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
RIVINGTON PIKE 10 miles C
It was a pity there were only four of us out on this fine Autumn day as the sun shone all the time and the views were fantastic. We started from Lever car park and headed away from the Pike to walk to Rachel's well and over Sams Pasture to Simms. Turning south we headed for Yarrow and Rivington reservoirs. We stopped for lunch in Rivington Park and then had a quick look at Liverpool Castle before heading up to the Pike itself. It was very clear and we could see Blackpool Tower on the horizon. A great day of walking.
Wednesday 19th September A walk on the wild side
The A group braved storm Ali and walked from Hurstwood using part of the Pennine Bridleway to Shedden Clough and the limestone Hushings. Then it was up over rough pasture to the trig point at Hoof Stones Height. We were very wet and weary after this trudge but 'battled' on to find our lunch stop in a sheltered peat ditch. Over more tussocks and ditches we headed over Heptonstall Moor. We could really feel the strength of the wind. We were thankful of lower ground and easier walking along a lovely high level track with great views of the valley and reservoirs below. We all agreed we felt we had done ten rounds with the great man himself!
SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
STOCKS IN BOWLAND
A very wet start with a sunny ending. Easy walking in lowland pastures with excellent views of the Bowland Fells and Stocks Reservoir and shelter in the lovely Dalehead Chapel. We were also rewarded with a fine view at our lunch stop Rain Gill-
WEDNESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY ENTWISTLE
13 intrepid walkers set off from the Strawbury Duck at Entwistle for a 9 mile walk We skirted round the reservoirs then headed up through the woods The water was very still and the bright sun created excellent reflections The wintry scenes were lovely and we met lots of other walkers We stopped at Turton Tower for lunch and a short break at Jumbles and then returned to the pub for drinks and a chat Our faces were glowing and we all had enjoyed this day out in our glorious countryside