Footpath repairs keep Clitheroe Ramblers busy

Ramblers at work on a stile (s).
Ramblers at work on a stile (s).

Eight led walks, a lively social evening and footpath maintenance work ensured Clitheroe Ramblers were kept busy in October.

The led walks started from locations as far afield as Todmorden and Grassington, providing a variety of scenery for participants, with up to 20 walkers taking part in some walks.

A successful social event took place on October 15th, when member senjoyed a film presentation by Gordon and Anne Sharp, of Spellbound Productions. Their first film covered the West Riding, followed by a visit to the Arctic, which included shots of polar bears and cubs.

At the end of the month, the final work party of the year tackled footpath problems in the Bashall Eaves area. This has been a new venture for Clitheroe Ramblers.

The current financial situation has much reduced the local authority budget for footpath maintenance work so, on three occasions in 2013, group members have combined a short walk with improvements to paths, including adding new waymarks, clearing vegetation and dealing with slippery stiles.

This work supports the Ramblers’ aims of making it easier for everyone to enjoy walking in the countryside and protecting rights of way, for the benefit of all.

Local members were also delighted to learn the Ramblers’ campaign to ensure the Government reaffirms its commitment to a continuous path around England’s coast has been successful.

More information about Clitheroe Ramblers can be found at www.clitheroeramblers.co.uk