09 May 2014
from Spring Area News
Martholme Viaduct: Since June 2013 Hyndburn Ramblers in conjunction with Read Parish Council have been working with Sustrans, Lancashire County Council, and the land owner of Bridge Hey Wood Caravan Park to open the Martholme Viaduct and the old disused railway track to the public. In early March it became clear that this would not be possible and it was thought the best interest of Hyndburn Ramblers was not to pursue this cause any further. If in the future the situation changes we will start negotiations again.
Belmont Farm, Great Harwood: the legal order for the footpath diversion has recently been made and has appeared in the local press so if there are no objections it should be confirmed by the end of April.
Footpath Repairs: Lancashire County Council have recently built a wooden bridge on Footpath No 97 off Lowerfold Road Great Harwood. The winter storms had washed away the old stone bridge. Also on this footpath a tree had blown across the route and this has been removed.
Hyndburn Ramblers and Great Harwood Prospects: Three joint walks have so far taken place under the banner of the “Boots and Bikes Project” Walks take place each month around the Great Harwood area with a distance of about 5 miles on a Sunday afternoon. The aim of the project is to introduce local people to walking in their area.
Walks News: Phil Bedson's walk on Saturday 5 July to Lytham has unfortunately had to be cancelled and for all those going on his walk on Saturday 14 June to Haverthwaite please be advised to bring some other footwear to be carried in your rucksack as there may be some 'paddling' involved in the wetlands part of the walk.
From Dawn Taylor The weekend at Newlands will take place over the 15-17 August based at the Lake District Ramblers Gordon Walker Chalet at Stair. There is accommodation for 8 females and 8 males in 2 separate dormitories each with their own shower room. The chalet has a central lounge and dining room and self catering kitchen. Bring your own food for breakfast and packed lunches and in the evenings we can cook for ourselves or go to the pub (approx 1 mile walk). I will travel up Friday night and stay over 2 nights – the cost of each night is £8.50. If you would like to come please let me have your cheque for £8.50 or £17.00 I can then let you have further details on how to get there etc. This will be a fun weekend with two fabulous walks in the beautiful Newlands Valley. Both walks are around 10 miles, grade B. Saturday is to Green Gable and Sunday Causey Pike. Contact me by e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org or phone : 01254 388390 and leave a message if I can’t get to the phone.
The second weekend away organised by Barbara Railton is to Buttermere. This will be on 13 and 14 September, staying at Buttermere Youth Hostel or if it is full there are a couple of public houses near by. The Saturday walk will be a strenuous one for Haystacks whilst Sundays will be a more moderate one going from Lowswater to Melbreak. (or Cockermouth if the weather is bad!) Contact details are by telephone – 01254 885327 or 07966318862.
29th December 2013
New 2014 Walks Programme is now on the website HERE and also available as a Downloadable Programme
11th September 2013
Don't forget the Leaders Meeting Folks!! To be held at the Greyhound, Whalley Road, this coming Monday at 7pm!!
21st August 2013
The Leaders Meeting for the 2014 Walks Programme is due to be held on Monday the 16th of September starting at 7.00pm sharp!! Please note that if you cannot attend the meeting on the night then forward your walk details AS LAID OUT ON THE PROGRAMME to Sue Baxendale via Email BEFORE FRIDAY THE 13th of SEPTEMBER!! Thanks for your co-operation on this matter.
23rd February 2013
A new walk report for Steve Gilleards High Bentham walk, written by Steve himself, is now online HERE
7th February 2013
A new walk report for Nigel Brooke's Great Harwood walk on Sunday is now online HERE
29th January 2013
Another walk report for the Brockholes/Grimsargh walk on Sunday is now online HERE
23rd January 2013
Your first walk report of 2013 is now online HERE folks!
6th January 2013
The Group News, 2012 Programme and Walk Reports are now archived and can be found on the Archived Documents page.
6th January 2013
Happy New Year to all our walkers and website readers! The first walk of the year was undertaken yesterday and was attended by a total of 21 people.
9th December 2013
A new walk report for the recent walk over Pendle Hill is now online HERE.