Category Archives: Industrial Heritage

Highs and Lows at Musbury.

My walk last weekend was centred on Musbury. The high point of the walk was Musbury Tor which although only 338 metres in height it commands views over the Rossendale Valley. It was once the centre of a deer park. … Continue reading

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A tough day out.

This winter has been unusual. The driest and warmest November on record was followed by the wettest ever December with flooding affecting large parts of Northern England. Now we have our first sprinkling of snow. Along with Les, I was … Continue reading

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The Old Men tackle The Old Man

Last week Les, Chris and myself set out on a walk up Coniston Old Man (2635 ft/803m) in the Lake District. Our average age is over 70 even including ‘young Les’ but we don’t consider ourselves old. There was only … Continue reading

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Rusting away

I’m just back from the Lake District where I have visited Coniston. A hundred years ago the area was a hub of activity with many copper mines and slate quarries. Little now remains except for a few pieces of rusting … Continue reading

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A fine day in Razz’n’d’l.

Last weekend I was out with my local Rambling Club when we visited Razz’n’d’l. Well that is how the locals pronounce it but if you want to find it on the map you will have to look for – Ravenstonedale. … Continue reading

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Caves and waterfalls.

Todays walk starts in the busy market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. It is one of my favourite walks and takes in some fascinating caves and a couple of waterfalls. From the Market Square we walked up Constitution … Continue reading

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Tegg’s Nose, White Nancy and a sting in the tail.

We started our walk from the visitors centre at Tegg’s Nose and followed the way marked track to the top of the hill. The area has been quarried since the 16th century and several pieces of machinery remain in the … Continue reading

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