Sawley Ramble

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12 Intrepid ramblers set out from the Spread Eagle Inn on Thursday to walk the 6 mile circular trail to Beacon Hill.  The day turned out to be one where we encountered all four seasons in one day including a fierce wind at the trig point that threatened to blow us over the edge……needless to say we didn’t linger long!

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Stocks Reservoir Ramble

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9 hardy ( or maybe foolhardy) souls set out yesterday for an 8 mile ramble around the Stocks reservoir in the Gisburn Forest just over the Yorkshire Border. There should have been 11 of us but 2 got lost on the way and eventually did their own 5 mile walk in the area! 🙂 Setting off in reasonably dry weather we followed well marked paths through the forest owned by United Utilities which is the forest of Bowland area of outstanding natural beauty. Sadly the low cloud and general mizzle stopped any far reaching views but we all agreed on a clear bright sunny day the area would be beautiful. Continue reading

February Ramble

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For our February walk 13 members on the Ramblers Group completed a circular walk of just over 9 miles around Penwortham near Preston.
Our walk, which was favoured with dry and mild weather, took in parks, a nature reserve and a section of the Ribble Way on (mostly) good footpaths and quiet lanes.
After the walk the group enjoyed a welcome lunch at The Fleece Inn at Penwortham.

January Ramble

The first ramble of the year will be a 8-9 mile circular walk in the  Hoylake area. This will be on Thursday 6th  January commencing at 11am from Hoylake. The route takes in fields, tracks and some roads  and will inevitably be muddy given the recent rains. Please wear appropriate footwear. A meal has been booked at a local pub at the end of the walk. Regular walkers already have full details, but if anyone else wishes to join us please contact me by email before the day,  (pollypaws 46@gmail.com) All participants are asked to take a lateral flow test the evening before the ramble. 

December Ramble

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22 of us took our monthly ramble yesterday followed by a Christmas meal Setting out from Town Green station we crossed the park then used Ron Gordon Way ( previously known as footpath no 10) to St Michaels Church Aughton. Bypassing the Stanley Arms, much to the consternation of some of the men, we took the now unmarked footpath, which actually goes up someone’s drive, to exit at Northway. Continue reading

Chorley Circular Ramble

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13 members of the Rambling group met at Astley Hall near Chorley this morning to undertake the Chorley Circuit. Led by Ann and Peter we set off promptly and started to  explore the countryside, canals and parks surrounding the Lancashire town of Chorley. The route was said to take a little over 9 miles. but as is usual on our rambles a couple of wrong turns saw us complete a circuit of a little over 11 1/2 miles! Continue reading

Darwen Ramble

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15 members of the Rambling group set off this morning from Ryal Fold near Burnley to walk up to the 123 year old Jubillee Tower situated on the moors above the town. Starting from the little hamlet we descended along some steep paths to the banks of the Upper Roddlesworth Reservoir. At this point a light drizzle started and our hopes of a dry walk were in doubt. Continue reading