This is the Group’s latest Newsletter and as usual it will also be placed on our web site. Events that have occurred since the last edition are detailed below and reports of each are on the website. The Secretary would be most grateful to receive any contributions for future editions.
Membership has had a welcome boost recently and is currently at 29. A warm welcome is extended to new members Mike Armstrong and Clare Edgar who have joined recently.
The eighth Three Rings of Shap took place on 23rd June and proved to be successful once again despite the best efforts of the weather to spoil things. An inch and a half of rain fell at Wet Sleddale the day before making life interesting with high rivers and spectacular waterfall scenery. There were 124 starters out of 170 entries. 34 completed the full Event with the remainder enjoying one or two Rings.
A date for next year has not yet been finalised but further details will be released as soon as the Committee has had the usual debriefing meeting.
The Away Weekend this year is scheduled for 5-11th September on the Yoredale Way.
There is still an odd spare space so, if interested, please contact Jim Crockett as soon as possible.
Suggestions for a route for 2013 would be welcome either now or at the AGM.
This year’s AGM is planned for Sunday 28th October at the King’s Head, Thirlmere. It will follow the usual format of a meeting and meal following the monthly social walk. More details in due course.
The following social walks have taken place since the last Newsletter and reports on each can be found in the Walks Reports section on the website –
11.12.11 Mince Pie Walk
15.1.12 An Armathwaite Amble
19.2.12 A Walk With Dennis
25.9.11 Upper Swaledale Circuit
15.4.12 Doddering About The Fells
27.5.12 Haweswater Hike
Sunday 29.7.12 TIME FOR TEA – MARK 8
Meet 08.30 Union Lane CP,Brampton(NY 530 613, LR 86)
Route to be announced
Returning to 4,IrthingParkfor Cream Teas as usual.
Leader: Paul Hatcher (016977 42133)
Sunday 19.8.12 NENTHEAD YOMP
Meet 08.30 Nenthead CP (NY 782 437, LR 86)
Garrigill, Alston and Wellhope Moor
Leader: Martyn Smith (01661 830116)
Sunday 9.9.12 CROSS BORDER ROUTE
Meet 08.30 Dykecrofts Cottages, Visitor Centre CP (NY 503 874, LR 79)
1 mile East of Newcastleton
Leader: Andy Armstrong (01228 561262)
Sunday 28.10.12 AGM WALK
Meet 09.00 King’s Head, Thirlmere (NY 317 177, LR 90)
Helvellyn and the rest from the West
The Group AGM will follow at 17.00 in the King’s Head, Thirlmere. There will be a meal for members and their guests following the AGM.
Leader: Tony Deall (01768 862848)
November walk – To Be Arranged