Rossendale Free Press



WEDNESDAY, October 27 was a much better day than the one before, so 20 ramblers had a very pleasant walk in the rolling countrysid­e around Barnoldswi­ck, with the final stretch along the Leeds & Liverpool canal.

At our AGM the day after, we were treated to an inspiring talk by local lady Mel Southworth, who successful­ly summited Everest on May 21, 2016, after two previous attempts in 2014 and 2015.

In 2014 the mountain was closed after an avalanche killed 16 sherpas and in 2015 it was closed again after a major earthquake caused another avalanche that killed 19 people at Base Camp.

Coming up, on Saturday, we have a two-hour ‘pub’ walk, starting at 10.30am from Waterfoot – all are welcome.

Then on Sunday we offer a 10-mile walk in the Lancashire countrysid­e around Houghton, near Preston.

Finally, on Wednesday, November 10, you have a choice of an eight-mile ‘stop and stare’ walk that effectivel­y ‘beats the bounds’ of Foulridge, or a stiffer 10-mile walk in the Upper Ryburn Valley, Calderdale, that will include Blackstone Edge.

See you there!

These walks are free, but after three walks with us we ask you to join The Ramblers, at a cost of only £3.05 per month.

Further informatio­n about Rossendale Ramblers can be found on our website at, or you can contact us via secretary Glyn on 01706 561 042, or at glynbr45@

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