Rossendale Free Press - - Club News -

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., or you can get in touch with us by con­tact­ing sec­re­tary Glyn on 01706 561042, or at

Above the M62 with Rossendale Ram­blers

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