ON Wednesday, March 28, 25 ramblers had a watery walk from Newhey, near Milnrow.
Happily for us, the water in question was in the form of reservoirs – 10 of them to be exact.
Despite this area of the south Pennines being so close to civilisation, we felt very much away from it all as we walked for over 11 miles, with a good deal of ascent and descent.
At lunchtime we were hit by a heavy hailstorm, but fortunately it passed on quickly.
This illustrates the old walking adage – there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear!
New Caf Hey looked after us excellently at the end of the walk.
Our next walk, on Sunday, April 8, is a 10 mile heritage walk, beginning at Astley Coal Mining Museum, near Tyldesley.
This is a local starting point, so we look forward to seeing you then.
This is followed on Wednesday, April 11 by another 10 miler from Luddenden, near Hebden Bridge.
This is a favourite part of the world for us, so do come along and find out why.
Our Summer Short Walks Programme starts Thursday, May 3 – this is new for 2018.
We are extending our walks programme to include eight evening walks of two hours duration, on the first and third Thursdays of May, June, July and August, starting at 7pm.
Each walk will start and finish at a local pub.
The walks are free, and offer less experienced walkers the chance to learn more about your local area in a safe and sociable way.
More details here in due course, but please make a note in your diary now.
Further details about all of our walks can be found on our website at www. rossendale-ramblers. co.uk, or you can get in touch with us by contacting secretary Glyn on 01706 561042, or at email@example.com.
Above the M62 with Rossendale Ramblers