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NORTHERN RAIL TEMPORARY TIMETABLE UNTIL 28 JULY
Northern Rail services in our area will be subject to a temporary timetable until 28 July. These may be subject to late changes and short running. Check current status at time of departure especially for return journey as appropriate. Northern Rail problems may also impact on other operators in our area.

Walk Leader's report from Llandudno - Thursday 21st June [Leader Barbara Penlington]See Full Report
16 people including 4 train travellers and 2 guests plus Dhara and Dennis dogs met by or in the café at West shore, Llandudno. As we ascended the Monks path the sun appeared and so did the beautiful Silver Studded Blue butterflies, these were out in their hundreds. Paul Day was with us to help us identify the diverse plant life that grows on the Great Orme. We took a long lunch near the trig point and visitors centre as it was such a beautiful day. Afterlunch we went through Parc Farm, fairly recently acquired by the National Trust and then down to St Tudno's Church. Afternoon break was taken at the top of the ski centre where there were beautiful views over Snowdonia. We then passed through the gardens of Happy Valley and then returned to the West Shore by the Haulfre Gardens. Thankyou all for coming and hope you enjoyed the walk as much as I did.

Walk Leader's report from Pendleton - Thursday 21st June [Leader David Bratt]See Full Report
For starters the leader quoted lines from way back honouring "Pendle old Pendle majestic,sublime" concluding with " Thou dearest and grandest old hill IN THE WORLD" Then the (sadly) all boyo 11 ensemble inc most welcome Raied from Halifax on his first outing with us departed the comely village of Pendleton in xl conditions. A steady ascent via fields and a farm took us to Nick o Pendle. Then it was moorland proper to Ogden Clough and the final lift to Pendle Top. The 360 deg views were stunning inc all 3 Peaks of Yorkshire. The return was high above the Ribble valley and looking down on Clitheroe, to a massive beehive structure dedicated to Scouting and a long and at times very steep descent to base ground. Fields and some road work then got us back to Pendleton via a couple of old halls. The Swan with 2 necks was for once open and its offerings enjoyed. So, all but 10 miles and 1800 ft uppity in 4.25 hrs--an awesome crew!!. Many thanks. And Ian H for the piccies.

Walk Leader's report from Rainhill - Tuesday 19th June [Leader Norman Lidbury]See Full Report
5 of us boarded the re-arranged due to strike action train from Rainhill Station to Earlestown. Phil was already on it, having just managed to get it from Liverpool. We disembarked and made our way through an industrial estate to the Mucky mountains- an area of waste tipping from the 19th Century, and now a nature reserve. We crossed the St Helens Canal, opened in 1759, and after crossing Sankey Brook, made our way to Burtonwood. More industrial heritage was to follow, firstly traversing the old coal tip or ruck, that is now Clock Face Colliery Park, and then onto Sutton Manor Colliery Park, which holds The Dream. Some roadwork through Suttom Mamore led us to fields back into Rainhill.

Walk Leader's report from Dufton Village - Tuesday 19th June [Leader Eric Fenney]See Full Report
A group of 12 met on a bright morning in ideal conditions for a stren. We left Dufton via Dufton Ghyl Wood with its abundant birdlife and past the remains of the sandstone quarries leading to field paths and minor roads to reach the approach to High Cup along High Cup Gill with every step revealing the magnificent sight of the steep sided glacical valley which is part of the Whin Sill. A stiff climb to the top soon reached with the views back of the vast Eden Valley and Lakeland.From here we climbed to the large expanse of Dufton Fell to find the Nuttals of Backstone Edge and Knock Fell before returning to Dufton along the Pennine Way where we enjoyed the food and drink at the Stag Inn. A superb day had by all in the North Pennines,Thanks to you all for coming.

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Tue  26 Jun  10:30  FRODSHAM  519766  WA6 6HQ Beacon Hill CP nr Mersey View.
11 ml  Full Day  Moderate  Bring lunch  Tel 01925210624.
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Tue  26 Jun  10:30  LLANARMON-YN-IAL  188574  CH7 4QD Pystyll Gwyn Quarry free CP on B5430 1 ml N of village.
10 ml  Full Day  Hard  Bring lunch  A walk around Eryrys, Bryn Alyn, Moel Findeg and Nercwys Plantation, approx 2000ft asc. Tel 01352755593.
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Thu  28 Jun  10:30  LUDLOW  SO 513750  SY8 1PY Rly Stn.
7 ml  Full Day  Moderate  Pub lunch  Train walk. Manchester to Ludlow. Leaves Manchester 8:30 stops at Stockport, Wilmslow and Crewe. Short walk followed by Pub lunch and possible brewery visit. Tel 077719858.
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Thu  28 Jun  10:30  TARN HOWS  SD 326995  LA21 8DP National Trust CP(P&D) but FREE for NT Members.
11 ml  Full Day  Strenuous  Bring lunch  A walk to a Great Hole, Cathedral, Tarn and a Waterfall, with the 2600ft asc done at a steady pace. Tel 07821227675.
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Vale Royal & Knutsford Group   Sun  1 Jul  Sizergh Castle Return 18.00
Halton Group   Sun  8 Jul  Keswick Return 18.00
Warrington Group   Sun  8 Jul  Hartington Summer Meal Return 19.00
Area Coach   Tue  10 Jul  Ambleside Waterhead
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