Rossendale Free Press



THIS week our group have had the pleasure of two local dry walks, albeit with some slippery conditions underfoot at times.

The first, on Wednesday, January 12, was a 10-mile walk from Burrs Country Park in Bury, with 26 ramblers attending.

They enjoyed an interestin­g circuit of Walmersley Golf Club, Buckhurst, the ruins of Cheesden Lumb Mill, Harden Moor, Top o’ th’ Hoof, Grants Tower, and the Nangreaves conservati­on area.

Then on Saturday, January 15, there was another good turnout, this time of 23 walkers.

From the Old Cobblers Inn the route took us up onto the heights overlookin­g Rawtenstal­l, with lovely views. A majority of the walkers enjoyed lunch and some further socialisin­g in the pub afterwards.

Coming up, on Sunday, January 23, we have a six-mile walk from Bacup that will follow the Irwell Sculpture Trail before reaching Sharneyfor­d and the Rossendale Way, before returning via Britannia. The views should be excellent, and the walk will finish by 1.30pm or so, leaving the rest of the day free, so we hope you can join us.

Then on Wednesday, January 26, we offer quite a stiff 10-mile walk from Whitaker Park that will visit Irwell Vale, Edenfield, Cowpe Lowe, and possibly Waugh’s Well if the weather is suitable.

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