- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd January
- A very Happy New Year to all our members. The Rossendale
Moors in East Lancashire are our January venue. We leave
school on Sunday, 22nd January, at 8.00 a.m. and should
be back by 6.30 p.m. The cost remains at £3.00 for
adults and £2.00 for children. Toilets are available at
the start and finish of all walks and it is likely that
hot soup and other light refreshments will be available
at the finish. Please indicate on the attached slip which
walk you are likely to join and return it to Barbara
Craine at the school office by Thursday, 12th January.
Fellwalking friends in Rossendale have assisted us to
provide three excellent walks all variable on the day
depending upon conditions. This is an attractive and
fascinating area steeped in history and interest, the
starting place of the industrial revolution being close
by. There will be an opportunity for all parties to visit
the Helmshore Textile Museum (admission charge payable)
at the end of their walk if they wish, particularly if
weather is dull/damp. Bright frosty conditions may tempt
us to enjoy the daylight and scenery to the limit, Boots
are essential for all walks. (O.S. Landranger Maps 103
Starts at Clough Head Quarry (751231) and after crossing
the head of the Ogden Valley makes Hog Lowe Pike walking
generally south to Bull Hill (1380') the highest point on
Holcombe Moor. Following the ridge to its southernmost
point we stop briefly at the Peel Tower 777162 to enjoy
the view (we hope). We now descend into the Irwell Valley
for a fascinating walk through our industrial heritage.
An eye opener of surprising beauty and tranquility
finishing at Helmshore Industrial Museum. A fast pace
will be set.
Distance: Maximum 12 miles
- Ascent: Maximum 1000 ft
- Leaders: David Poole and Ian Blackwell
- 'B' Walk
Starting and finishing as 'A' walk, but less
exposed and taken at a modest pace.
Distance: Maximum 10 miles
- Ascent: 550 ft.
- Leaders: Peter Lucas and John McEvoy
Many options are open to us. We start and finish at the
Helmshore Museum and the coach will be stationed at
halfway point to enable lunch to be eaten in comfort!
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: Maximum 400 ft.
Leaders: Robert and Joyce Blackwell