Range Walking Club
Christmas Walk Wednesday 30th December 1992-Lancashire-Darwen

This is an ideal walk for all the family, not too strenuous and plenty of variety of scenery maybe even snow. It will be taken at a pace to suit all abilities. Boots are essential. We will leave the car park (Grid Ref. SD 665203 on the Blackburn and Burnley map) at 10.00 a.m. and climb gently up on to the moorland to the Jubilee Tower, a local landmark. From here, on a clear day, places as-far away as Snowdonia, Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District can be seen. After descending to the river we walk through Sunnyhurst Park and then on to the Royal Arms at Ryal Fold, where lunch should be waiting for us. Afterwards, a short descent leads us to pathways alongside the picturesque Roddlesworth reservoirs. The return to the car park is mostly along an old coaching road through woodlands.

Distance: 7 miles
Ascent: 750 ft.
Leaders: Glennis and David Poole

Directions to car park at start of walk

Take A59 to just beyond Rufford then turn right onto A581 Proceed through Croston to junction of A49 (approx. 6 miles from A59) Turn left onto A49 to junction of B5252 (traffic lights) Turn right on B5252. It A6 (2½ miles) go left for 100 yards then right at 1st roundabout (opposite Hartwood Hotel on left). Proceed over motorway onto A674 and follow until roundabout at Houghton Arms Turn right onto A675 through Abbey Village towards Belmont and Bolton, After 4 miles turn left onto unclassified road signposted 'Tockholes' the car park is 0.9 miles along on the left hand side. Allow 1:15 to 1:30 hours for journey. There are no toilets at the start of the walk.

Food is available for first 45 bookings due to accommodation limitations, although sandwiches could be brought if desired. MEALS MUST BE PAID FOR AT TIME OF BOOKING. Please indicate on the slip below your choice of meals and return to Barbara Craine at school by TUESDAY, 15th DECEMBER AT THE LATEST CHEQUES ONLY PLEASE.

Happy Christmas and Healthy New Year to all members of the club from the Chairman and Committee.

Phil Morgan, Dave Luty, Barbara Craine