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OLSE Walks

Parish Walks in Lancashire, Yorkshire
and the Lake District

updated May 2013
Photos available for:
19 May 2013
Newby Bridge and Finsthwaite
27 February 2013
Lancaster to Caton
28 December 2012

Parish lunches
These are held regularly through the year - see News above and the parish bulletin - and are for all parishioners.

'Parochial Perambulations'
The 'monthly' walks are popular, with walkers including members of the parish, friends and a few people from other parishes. Children - suitably clad and who are willing and able to walk about 6 - 7 miles are welcome. But there are also opportunities for other activities. Those who do not want to walk or are unable to go far can spend a pleasant few hours browsing in villages like Grasmere, exploring Haworth, or just sitting by a lake and perhaps sketching or painting!

The regular hire of a coach enables the walks to start in one place and finish in another, so non-walkers should go straight to the finishing point . Over a period of more than twenty five years parish walkers have explored the Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales, the Wirral and Derbyshire - and experienced every variety of weather. Some of the best days for walking weather have been two days after Christmas - a series of wonderful walks around places like Grasmere, Hawkshead, Coniston or Grassington - and the worst was in the middle of June!

Walks are only cancelled for serious reasons like heavy snow or ice; one was cut short for high wind with heavy rain but otherwise we 'carry on'. It's by no means always necessary but waterproof gear and proper footwear for all kinds of terrain is desirable - plus a stick if it's likely to be slippery! There's always time for refreshment before and after the walk, usually pre-arranged for the start of the walk at least.

The list for the next walk goes up in the porch two weeks before the due date.