HYNDBURN Ramblers enjoyed mild autumn weather on a walk using local paths and by-ways on Sunday.
Starting from Clayton-le-Moors, they went along Burnley Road to take the green lane alongside the motorway and then down field paths to the canal, where they followed the towpath and then the Burnley Way to Shuttleworth Hall.
Here the spotted pigs and various breeds of hen were quite a sight.
The walk continued along the route of the Hyndburn Clog and, after observing the two minutes’ silence at 11am, the group continued along the edge of the Altham Industrial Estate and crossed Burnley Road again at Altham Bridge.
A path along the river bank and a short climb through the fields brought the walkers into Read and they were soon walking through the grounds of Read Hall and Read Park to descend past the garden centre to Cock Bridge.
After a short stretch of road walking they went down Martholme Lane to climb up the steps to the viaduct and back to their starting point via Mill Lane, Brownmills and Red House Farm.
All agreed it had been a most enjoyable day.
A full programme of Sunday walks has been arranged for the rest of the year, which can be viewed on the group website, www.hyndburnramblers.co.uk or on posters in local libraries, or ring Pauline Hughes on 725069.
None-members are welcome on all the walks, where you can meet some friendly people, get a little fitter and enjoy a good day out.
l All members of Hyndburn Ramblers are urged to attend the annual general meeting in Accrington at 7.30pm on Monday.
Sue Baxendale, the secretary, said: “This is an important evening for the group in our 30th year as we elect our officers and committee. It is also a chance for members to ask questions about the group or the Ramblers‘ Association generally, suggest projects and meet fellow walkers and friends.
“After the formal part of the evening we will have a good get-together over a drink and light refreshments.“