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Post by PanBiker » 07 Feb 2017, 14:29

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Post by PanBiker » 02 Apr 2017, 17:34

Went on a Weets circular today as a benchmark for my physio. We went straight up Folly Lane to the top then round by Duckpond and over the moor on to Weets Side and then up to the trig. Five minutes enjoying the view then back down via the ridge and the old Bronze Age track. It was a lovely day and we only needed a base layer and a light fleece. A bit of a breeze on the top but very pleasant nevertheless, lots of sunshine.
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Re: Favourite Walks and Rambles

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Post by PanBiker » 23 Apr 2017, 16:02

Interesting link Tiz thanks for posting.

It would have been criminal today not to have gone for a walk, we set off after a bit of dinner. Taking one of our normal escape routes we went up Moorgate and then Folly Lane to just below Standridge, into the field over to Lower Standridge, over Gillians beck and out onto Lane Bottom. We past one of our housing mistakes in the shape Quarry House and the other cluster of developed properties at the head of the lane. We could have bought the entire site for £28,000 30 years ago but didn't. Onward past or mistake and out onto the moor, we exited half way up and crossed over to Lister Well. Up onto the top of the bridle path and then leftover the moor again and out into the pasture again to hit the green lane above Copy Nook. We descended to Lane Head and then went down Salterforth drag to the newly reopened Anchor where it would have been rude not to stop for refreshment. A pint a Jennings Golden whatever ale apiece went down very well. We returned along the canal as far as the marina and then back home via Kelbrook Road. A nice walk, just over 5 miles, warm in the wall to wall sunshine but with as slight chill in the odd bit of breeze, T shirt and light layer one fleece only required. Just less than 600 ft of climb in I hour 47min, 1h 22min of actual walking.

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Post by Stanley » 25 Apr 2017, 04:26

I always read these accounts Ian and would love to be able to do it. As a matter of fact I think I could but as you get older you get less adventurous (at least I do!) and I always have it in the back of my mind that one of my knees might let me down on top of Weets! Keep posting them, I am with you in spirit.
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Post by PanBiker » 06 Jul 2017, 14:14

A while since I have posted in here with Jacks kitchen and my exams stuff getting in the way. Today was an ideal opportunity for a once round on the hill. I took Sally and her friend Linda on to Skipton today to get the train to Leeds to visit a friend who is in hospital. I dropped them off about 10.30 and expect them back mid afternoon. Just enough time for a circular on the hill.
Simple loop, straight up Folly Lane to Standridge and up the ridge to the cairn then trig point. I had 5 minutes on the top for a drink and a couple of biscuits and then made my way back down across the heather moor and down to Duckpond Farm. I rejoined Folly at the top to return back into town. 4.4 miles in 1h 46m, too warm to break any records today.
Needed the shower when I got back, very close, I was wet through. Time enough to pick Sally and Linda up and still leave time to make some dough for home made pizza. Our Jack is coming for tea. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 07 Jul 2017, 02:55

Not the best weather for walking Ian......
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Post by PanBiker » 07 Jul 2017, 08:56

No but it was good to get out, certainly not a day for rushing. Fist time we did the three peaks we did it on a day like yesterday, big mistake, physically impossible to carry enough liquid to get you round comfortably. This is the reason that the Hill Inn captivates so many three peakers, it's oh so easy to caffle at 18 or 19 miles in. We got round OK with time to spare to join the club but It was not easy, late September would be preferable.
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Post by Stanley » 08 Jul 2017, 03:28

Caffle'? That's a new word for me Ian.
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Post by PanBiker » 09 Jul 2017, 15:53

Stuff to do this morning so we didn't get out until after lunch. We decided to do a lower fields and pasture walk so we went out by the stables and into the fields. Up to Cow Pasture and then through the stock trap and up onto Hollins Lane. We crossed over and up around the humps and ollers (Humpty Dumpty's) and out onto Dark Hill. The wet stile with the new duck boarding just below where Dark Hil Well rises was as dry as I have seen it for a long time, even the top side was firm under foot. Up the sheep track and out onto Edge Lane and down, over the beck and out onto Esp Lane to take a shot of Moor Close for Cathy, Back into the field and down to the Springs Farm cluster, over the stile and down the side of the beck (I live in hopes of seeing trout back in the beck, used to be one of my favourite tickling stretches when I was a lad) to rejoin Hollins Lane. Left up and over the hill and back down to the bottom of Dark Hill to return via the buttercup field and out onto Calf Hall Lane, home via the Parrock.

Just over 3 miles in 58 minutes, overcast with occasional sunshine breaking through the cloud a very slight breeze.

Sun got out properly just as we got back.

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Post by PanBiker » 17 Jul 2017, 10:32

We went for a little afternoon walk yesterday, just round the fields and pastures. Out of town via the stables to the fields below then up to Cow Pasture, a repeat of the beginning of our last walk. Up through the stock trap which was showing its last use as shearing base for the now naked sheep that we had passed on the way up. Out onto Hollins Lane and onward up to the house, through the yard and round the front, back into the fields to pick up the bridle path down towards Raygill. We turned off to the right at the bottom of the hill and came through the two fields below Hollins back to the old orchard below Cow Pasture. Both fields had been mown but you could tell which one had been first, the second over the hill at the side of New Farm was already well on the way for a second cut. We retraced our steps over the beck and back down via the stables, Valley Gardens and home. 2.7 miles, 56 minutes, pleasant loop on a lovely day with full sunshine and a nice bit of breeze from time to time, shorts and T shirt only.

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I think we will do a route over and around Weets today.
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Post by PanBiker » 17 Jul 2017, 18:57

Had a bit of lunch then we set off on our Weets circular, same route as the last time I did it about 10 days ago. It was very warm but with a nice breeze. Shorts, T shirt and trainers only today. Didn't even take our small rucksack for the water and other bits. Sally carried hers and I just took my bum bag for my water and stuff. Straight up the ridge to the trig, the usual wet bits were slightly wetter than the last time due to the overnight rain we have had a few days ago. Likewise the top up to the cairn and on to the trig had a few claggy bits. We were contemplating coming down Gisburn Old Track onto Brogden and returning via Jack House but that would have pushed the walk up to about 7 miles and would not have done in trainers. We came over the moor which was surprisingly dry and over to Duckpond. The breeze had gone traversing the moor and down the other side of the hill so I had to get my T shirt off for a bit it was so warm. Plan B return was to come off Folly at Higher View and over the heather moor to Lane Bottoms, but we could see that this was definitely claggy over the top tributary of Gillians beck so we just returned straight back down the lane. 4.4 miles 1h 50min, average 2.4mph, plenty fast enough for the conditions, odd wisps in the sky but otherwise wall to wall sunshine, a breeze on one side of the hill and very warm.

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Post by PanBiker » 18 Jul 2017, 15:43

Sally had me take all the furniture off the front door today and sand it so that she could repaint. That was this morning, consequently we couldn't walk together today as the front door is wide open and drying it's first coat. Sally took her friends dog out for an hour after lunch and when she got back I just went for a quick 2.5 miles in the fields. Stables, Cow Pasture, buttercup field, Hollins Lane, Springs cluster then up the field onto Esp Lane and back home via Town Head. Very warm in the sun but a nice breeze out in the fields.
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Re: Favourite Walks and Rambles

Post by Wendyf » 07 Aug 2017, 08:21

The EDLHS have a walk as part of the Pendle Walking Festival again this year. It's the same as last year's walk as not many people turned out in the pouring rain last time! I'm sure this year it will be a lovely day....
We meet at the Old Grammar School at 10.00am, have a look at the water mill site then head up onto the moor to the Bronze Age ring cairn. From there to the Roman fort at Elslack and back to Earby via the Roman Road, the railway line and Boothbridge Mill. Lots of history in 8 miles! The Festival has classified it as a "hard" walk this year, and you have to book through the Walking Festival's booking system.
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Re: Favourite Walks and Rambles

Post by PanBiker » 07 Aug 2017, 13:35

Unfortunately I will be on holiday Wendy, I will miss them all. :sad:
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