Shortened/prizewinning football/riverbank walk
Black Bull (Old Langho) BB6 8AW
|Grid Reference:||SD 701 359|
|Distance:||3 miles||Ascent:||300 feet|
|Weather:||Dry and liquid sunshine|
To show solidarity with Blackpool FC after their previous weekend 2-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers 25 hardy souls set off for a 5 mile walk which passes Blackburn Rovers football and training ground (see photos).
It was a walk of two halves starting with bright sunshine before too much rain, a very high river, and blocked woodland paths from extensive storm damage prompted an early return.
The leader received the Group's coveted muddy walk trophy and confirmed this crowned all his previous professional and personal achievements.
Thank you to Norman for the photos, for the visit to the churchyard next to the pub to see the thoughtful memorial to all who does at the former brockhall Hospital.
About to cross Dinckley Brook
Pendle Hill just before the rain came
The Ramblers Supporters Group
Under instruction at . . .
When is a stile not a stile
The River Ribble lapping up against the footpath at Hacking Wood
Margaret inspects the erosion of the footpath on the bank of the River Ribble at Hacking Wood
The leader takes it easy - actually he is holding down branches in order that people can get through