Sunday, 6th November 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Ski Rossendale, Shoe Trail, Height End, Top of Slate and the Halo, Cribden End, Scar Foot Farm, Crawshawbooth, Goodshaw Chapel, Gib Hill Lane, Bank Top, Lumb, Higher Walls, Wheat Head and Meadow Head
Start Point: Rawtenstall (opposite market) Grid Reference: SD 812 231
Distance: 9.2 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Clear blue skies
Comments: A great day for walking with extensive views (Ingleborough from the Halo - 35 miles away). Ski Rossendale had re-opened the previous day under community ownership and was being well patronised.

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At the start in Rawtenstall

 

A steep climb out of Rawtestall

 

At the top of Ski Roddendale

 

Watched by a donkey on the . . .

 

Shoe Trail

 

Halo, Hallo. This must be the halo!!

 

View across Crawshawbooth

 

Old Baptist Chapel in Crawshawbooth

 

The route over the moors started along an old hedge line

 

We passed through Rossendale airport

 

Microlite worshipping

 

Lumb

 

Eyed up by an Alpaca

 

It was still sunny at our tea break

 

A token cloud

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