Twelve of us set off in good clear weather and our group included 3 new members
We hope they enjoyed the walk and will join us again soon
We walked briskly to the memorial to the Roachburn Pit Disaster, 111 years ago on Monday The cold winds didn`t encourage too much hanging around so we soon set off to Roachburn farm where we had a brief chat with the friendly farmer there It was then on to Tindale village but first we looked in on an old pumping shed We were lucky to have the very knowledgeable Stephen Parker with us who explained why the building had been necessary long ago and showed us the butresses of what must have been an enormous bridge across the A685 At Tindale we began the return leg, past the lime kilns and the tarn and on to the RSPB information centre We had lunch there and then set off, past Clesketts and back to Hallbankgate to the warm welcome at the Hub for tea and cake
The wind and cold deterred us from stopping to look at the bird life but, all in all, I think a good 7.5 mile walk and we didn`t get wet!
Thank you to back marker Ken and to all who joined us