10 Things to do before you reach 40 in Ramsbottom


As time marches in life you go mid-30s, you start to wonder, what have I missed in life? So I have set myself the task of writing this article, both to challenge yourself mentally and physically, hopefully, I will manage to complete all 10 before I’m 40. The clock is ticking ….

· Complete the Anthony Nolan Trust – Peel Tower 700F Zip Slide Show for charity ! The 150 year old Tower is a stunning historical monument of Holcombe Hill; Tower’s rising 1,100ft, with views of Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales that are absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy the view from the top before flying through the air. No experience necessary. Up to raise funds for the British bone marrow register.

· Follow Irwell Sculpture Trail -This is the UK’s biggest public art system. The trail is about 30 miles long and features over 20 specially commissioned artwork. The trail starts at Salford Quays and finishes in the Pennines above Bacup.

· Nuttall Park , Delightful Riverside Park with facilities including football pitches, tennis & bowling green. . Plenty of special events during the year

· Rhythm & Blues Festival – festival will be the top British and international blues musicians to play various places both inside and outside come and support this prestigious event.

· East Lancashire Railway (ELR) Take a trip on the famous steam railway, this runs every Saturday and Sunday throughout the spring, summer and fall ..

· Complete Mad Good Friday – Rammy Mile – On Friday, I do not know if anyone has experienced Rammy mile. That is where around a couple of thousand people gathered and start Rammy miles Pub Crawl from Hare & Hounds Pub work down through the village which was completed in Railway Pub. I would whole-heartedly if you can do it! It’s a great experience to have fun with some friends

· Peel Tower climb 148 steps – The Peel Tower stands 128 feet high at the very top Holcombe Hill on a clear day it is said that you can see Blackpool Tower. It was originally built in 1852 in memory of former Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel and dominates the surrounding countryside. A real landmark to see from afar

· Farmers Market -. The Farmers Market is held monthly on the second Sunday of the month on the market (next to the slope of pocket) and inside the Civic Hall. They offer a wide range of local produce including fresh fish, seafood, meat, poultry, vegetables, fruit, pastries, jams, bread and sweets. The market also offers lots of locally made home-made crafts and paintings

· Ramsbottom United FC -. Watch the mighty Rams play at home vodkas League See the notice board in the Village for information about the next game

· into the world of Black Pudding Throwing Championships -. The bizarre competition celebrates the ancient rivalry between Lancashire and Yorkshire and attracts people from far away as Australia to compete.

Contestants gathered at the Royal Oak pub in pitch black pudding stack of Yorkshire puddings piled on the plinth 20ft off the ground. The rules: You can cast three competing standard 6oz pudding – underarm only. Whoever fell the most Yorkshire pudding is a winner.

All this and many more events can be found GoMy.co.uk .


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