- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 15th October
- This month's walk is on Sunday, 15 October and takes us
to East Lancashire. All walks are in the Rossendale area
and include parts of either the Rossendale Way, the
Burnley Way or the Irwell Valley Way. All walks end in
Bacup which some may recognise as Hartley of BBC TV's
"Juliet Bravo" series. The coaches will leave
Bacup to return to Formby at 1730 hours at the latest. As
usual we depart school at 0800 hours at 0800 hours prompt
The cost of travel is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for
children and students in full-time education. Please
return slips with cheque (not cash) to the school office
by Thursday, 5 October, in an envelope marked "Range
Walking Club". Please ensure cheques are signed.
- 'A' Walk
- Starting from Towneley Park, southeast of Burnley, we head
north east past the Hall towards Hurstwood where the
Burnley Way is picked up and followed south east to
Sheddon Clough. We pause briefly to take in the view from
The Long Causeway and continue past Coal Clough Wind Farm
and descend via Pudsey Clough to Portsmouth. Here we
cross the A646 and continue westwards across Heald Moor
to join the Irwell Valley Way into Bacup.
- Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1400'
- Leaders: John Roberts and A N Other
- 'B'+ Walk
- Following the 'A' walk from Towneley Park we pick up the
Burnley Way through Cliviger and ascend Thieveley Pike
(fine views on a clear day). We descend from here to pick
up the Rossendale Way and continue a scenic undulating
meander through the Forest of Rossendale (I see no
trees!) to our destination of Bacup.
- Distance: 9½ miles
- Ascent: 1200'
- Leaders: John McEvoy and David Poole
- 'B' Walk
- Starting out following the 'A' and 'B'+ walks through the
wooded Towneley Park to Cliviger Laithe onto the Burnley
Way to Thieveley Pike. From here we cross Deerplay Moor
to the source of the River Irwell and the Deerplay public
house At this point we join the Irwell Valley Way for an
easy ramble into Bacup.
- Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: Ian Gilmore and David Turton
- 'C' Walk
- A circular walk starting and finishing in Bacup. We start
out in a north easterly direction following Lane Head
Lane past historic sites too numerous to mention here a
gentle rise to the Rossendale Way. This is followed in a
westerly direction along the edge of Heald Moor until it
meets with the Irwell Way very close to the Deerplay
public house and the source of the River Irwell. From
Deerplay, a gentle ramble downhill takes us back to
- Distance: 6½ miles
- Ascent: 500'
- Leaders: David Wake and John McKay