Walks Report

Bank Foot Circular

Bank Foot Circular   Date:      Saturday 2nd November  2019 Attendance:  6   Weather:  Mostly dry and  sunny   A negative weather forecast and the Rugby world cup factor might have accounted for a modest turnout of five old stalwarts and a welcome visitor from Northumbria. The route…

A Medieval Wander

      On Saturday 19th October, 11 walkers met in the car park at Thorpe Thewles station for a 15 mile walk. We set off a little after 9am and walked through Thorpe Thewles village on the way to Stillington and through forest park which was once a vast steel works area. After the park we…

Not Him Again

Not Him Again Saturday, 28 th September, 2019  Attendance: 9  Weather conditions: cloudy start then mainly sunny     After meeting at 8.30am at Osmotherley Cross, a group of 9 walkers picked up the Cleveland Way and headed towards Oak Dale and then on to Square Corner. Walking along the…

Beautiful Bilsdale

Beautiful Bilsdale - Saturday 14th September             Beautiful Bilsdale     Saturday 14th September 2019 Attendance 8         Weather:  Dry, mostly sunny with breeze   The eight member turnout at the top of Newgate bank was taken by surprise by the chill in the air, quite a…

Guisborough Wander

   A Guisborough Wander - Saturday 31st August  Attendance - 17 Weather - Warm, one short shower & breezy.   A surprisingly good attendance for a venue often used by our Group when we were organising The Hanging Stone Leap.  The weather was kind considering the BBC suggested a couple of days…

Around The Moors

            Around the Moors’     Saturday,  17th August, 2019 Attendance: 17     Weather conditions:   cloudy start with a fine afternoon   A large group of 17 walkers set off with representatives from Cleveland, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire and Northumbria; with clouds…

Hanging Stone Leap As A Social Walk

Hanging Stone Leap As A Social Walk On Saturday 3 August, 18 walkers met in the Belmont House car park in Guisborough for a short 13 mile or a longer 24 mile walk as we used to do on the challenge event. We all set off together at 9am and walked along the old railway track and then through…

Gordons Birthday Walk

Gordons Birthday Walk   Date: Saturday 13th July In Attendance: 10 Weather:  Low Cloud heavy mist, followed by blue sky and sunshine.  10 of us met up at Scaling Dam car parking area beside the old Bunch of Grapes pub wondering what had happened to our sunny weather as here we were shrouded in a…

The Bridge In Summer

        The Bridge in Summer’     Saturday, 22nd June 2019 Attendance: 7      Weather conditions:   cloud and sun   Because of the poor weather conditions in December, the walk was repeated in reverse but could I remember the route? Crossing fields and woodland we made our way to…

Theres Plenty of Ups and Downs

    There’s  plenty of ups and downs’      Saturday,  1st June 2019 Attendance:  14     Weather conditions:   cloudy and warm with slight rain at lunch time   Leaving Swainby by fields, we came to the foot of the Cleveland Way.  We ascended passing along Gold Hill, Carlton…

Johns Wensleydale Wander

      Johns Wensleydale Wander, 18th May 2019   An unpromising forecast of rain might have been a contributory factor to a relatively low turnout of seven. As it happened, there was little more than a brief spell of light drizzle during the walk that led to us abandoning a lunch stop in favour…

We're Off To The Jolly Sailors

      We’re off to the Jolly Sailors - Saturday 27th April. With some trepidation 8 walkers set off from Guisborough on Gordon’s walk knowing the forecast for the day was heavy rain. Undaunted we set off by Butts Lane then up through Guisborough woods and Westworth wood and out on to the…

Ingleby Barwick Spring Walk

  Ingleby Barwick in Spring Walk - Saturday 6th April     10 Set off from the car park adjacent to Ingleby Mill School along the ‘Ingleby Trail Path’ towards Preston Park where we had a brief stop, then followed the Teesdale Way to the bridge at Yarm. We crossed to the path on the South…

The Danby Dawdle

THE DANBY DAWDLE - SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 2019        Yet another Pleasant sunny day with a cool breeze greeted us as 9 enrolled for my walk from Danby. We picked up the Esk Valley walk through to Castleton then a road stretch to Dibble bridge along the riverside then over at the next footbridge…

Rivers & Fields

‘ ‘River and Fields’     Saturday,  9th March 2019 Attendance: 9       Weather conditions:   mainly bright and sunny   I should have called the walk ‘The Walk of Twists and Turns’.  Driving to Middleton, the weather couldn’t have been worse with hail and rain, but typical…

All The Way To America

ALL THE WAY TO AMERICA SATURDAY 16/3/2019   The weather forecast was good for Gordons walk from Scaling Dam. With a reasonable turn out of 12, we set off along little know paths (well most people didn't know them!).  In under a mile we descended down a deep ravine and climbed out the other…

Around The Cleveland Hills

        A Walk Around the Cleveland Hills On Saturday 19th January , 9 walkers met in Ingleby Greenhow car park for a 15ml walk around the Cleveland Hills. The weather for the day was forecast to be very cold, with frost. We found out that was true but with a layer of snow on the high ground…

The Bridge

    The Bridge’     Saturday, 1st December 2018 Attendance: 10       Weather conditions:   rain and low cloud   Leaving Greta Bridge we walked under the A66 heading towards the River Tees. Walking along the Tees, we stopped to admire the wooden plank bridge at Whorlton and then on…

Two Dales Revisited

    The Two Dales Revisited On Saturday 17th November, 15 walkers met in Reeth for a 15 mile circular walk around Arkengarthdale and Swaledale. We set off at 9am along Arkle Beck passing through Langthwaite on the way to Whaw where we stopped for a short break. From Whaw we crossed the Reeth to…

Who Knows Where

          Who Knows Where Saturday 20th October.  The weather turned out to be really nice.  A short section of the Cleveland Hills followed by a not too long road section before heading north towards Hawnby through woodland and farmland.  Turning West we aimed for the Cleveland Hills…

Ambling Around Ampleforth

  Ambleing Around Ampleforth - Saturday 29th September   It was a very good forecast for Gordons Helmsley- Ampleforth walk. 15 people turned up at start and at least half a dozen were from other groups, it was nice to see other people for a chat. The walking was easy going and at a nice…

The Tees

  The Tees At 8.30 on 1st September 9 Cleveland Group members left Piercebridge, we crossed fields to Aldbrough St John and then onto Stanwick Church heading towards Forcett and then Eppleby (home turf!).  Crossing fields and roads to the Tees, following the banks of the Tees to Winston Bridge,…

Hanging Stone Leap as a Social Walk

  Hanging Stone Leap - Social Walk   On Saturday 4th August, 17 walkers and 2 leaders met in the Belmont House car park in Guisborough for a short 13 mile or a longer 24 mile walk as we used to do in the challenge event. We all set off together at 9am and walked along the old railway track and…

Seafield

Seafield -  Saturday, 14th June 2018   Setting off promptly we walked through Whitby to the cinder track, walking for several miles passing nearby Hawsker, with fine views of the sea and countryside encountered as we approached Robin Hoods Bay. Picking up the track again, we walked along to Home…

Hambleton

  ‘Hambleton’     Saturday, 2nd June 2018 - Joint Walk North Yorkshire Group & Cleveland   With foreboding skies, 12 hardy souls departed from Square Corner towards Black Hambleton. The core of the walk was along the Cleveland Way which we then left at Kepwick Moor heading to the village…

A Medieval Wander Mark 2

A Medieval Wander Mark 2   When myself, Julie,her sons dog, Bob and Carol left for Brough, I was apprehensive that nobody else would turn up, as a good long drive from Teesside.  However, when we arrived at 09:15, there were a few walkers waiting. It was already warm and clear as ten set off…

Below & Above The Hills

  Below & Above the Hills On Saturday 28th April, 10 walkers met in Swainby for a 15 mile walk. The weather was very overcast and we expected it to be wet, but as it turned out the mist cleared and it became a nice day with sunshine in the afternoon. We set off from Swainby at 9am and walked…

Boot Maker Around Here, Maybe?

Boot Maker Around Here, Maybe - 14th April 2018.   10 walkers gathered at the Hutton-le-Hole car park on what promised to be a fine and warm day a much needed boost after the recent dismal weather. We set off north out of the village and picked up the footpath over to Gillamoor which inevitably…

An Up & Down Day

    An Up and Down Day - Saturday 17th February   Once again we had a good turnout for our monthly social walk “An Up & Down Day”. 16 of us set off from Newgate Bank layby, walking south along the road towards Helmsley.  We turned off to follow the track to Oscar Farm then onto Acre Grain…

Cleveland Street & Cleveland Way

    Cleveland Street & Cleveland Way - Sat 20/1/2018   On Saturday 20th January 15 walkers met at Slapewath for a 15 mile walk. We set off at 9.30am following the Cleveland Street path heading for Skinningrove.  On the way we stopped for a break at the old Skelton mine, after which we continued…

Another Side of Bilsdale

      "A number of 16 met at Chop Gate Village Hall car park on a damp Saturdaymorning with an uphill start, soon taking a left turn.  Traipsing past farms and through undulating fields and a shower or two.  We continued steeply upwards towards the mast.  With the mast  on our left we…

Around Roseberry

      Around Roseberry. On Saturday 11th November 2017, 11 walkers met in Nunthorpe village for a 15 mile walk. We set off from Nunthorpe Village at 9am, we walked to Pinchinthorpe station along the old Guisborough railway where we stopped for our first break at the station.  After the break we…

Ingleby Kanter

      Ingleby Kanter - 4th November 2017   14 walkers assembled at the car park and then just as we had set off a last minute arrival joined us to make a group of 15. (Typically the last two arrivals lived nearest the venue).  Blessed without the forecast rain we set off through the church…

A Clear View Revisited

  A clear view – revisited      21st October 2017   We left Barningham with leaden skies threatening rain, but fortunately we survived the walk until the last few miles without rain. Heading towards Blackhill Gate, we then walked along the side of Stang Forest.  On leaving the wooded…

In The Footsteps of Brian & Becky

    Saturday 7th October – “In The Footsteps of Brian & Becky”. 16 of us met at Castleton c.p. for our walk “In The Footsteps of Brian & Becky”, we wanted to walk some of the footpaths we have walked over many years with our walking buddy Brian Emmerson who died earlier in the year. We…

Walking Thru Woods

    Walking Thru Woods - Saturday 23rd September.  

Lockton Circular

Lockton Circular - Saturday 9th September.   The weather forecast was not good for Gordons Lockton walk on 9th September.  However, when we arrived at Lockton the sun was shining as 9 of us set off down a very slippery steep bank and within a mile had made the climb up the other side of the…

In And Around Farndale

   In & Around Farndale. Saturday 2nd September. Ten walkers started off along the railway line from Farndale Bank top in the  early morning mist.  It soon cleared up and we had good sunny weather for the rest of the day. We turned down into Farndale opposite the drop down to Esklets.  On…

Into The Hills & Over The Moor

      Into the Hills and over the Moors On Saturday 19th August, 7 walkers met in the Clay Bank car park for a 17 mile walk.  At 9am we set off on the walk, passing under the Wainstones, Cold Moor, and then Cringle Moor to reach Lord Stones. We then carried on through Raisdale, to reach Chop…

Carol's Magical Mystery Tour

      Carol’s Magical Mystery Tour – Sat 29th July The weather forecast was not brilliant with the distinct possibility of heavy showers at times albeit with spells of sunshine.  Contingency plans were made to adjust my planned fairly tough and rough going walk. 10 set off from Carlton with…

We Do Like To Be Besides The Seaside

        Saturday 15th July - Oh We Do Like To Be Besides The Seaside.   At 9am on Saturday 15July 7 walkers met at Birk Brow for a 20 mile walk. Vince, the walk leader, could not do the walk as he had a leg injury, so I stepped in and lead it.   We set off down Jenny Frisk Road to Boosbeck…

A Walk To Baldersdale

    A WALK TO BALDERSDALE.   On Saturday 17 June, 8 walkers met in Barnard Castle at 9am for an 18 mile walk.  We set off along the river Tees to Cotherstone and stopped at Deer Park for a break at 11am before following the river Balder to Hury Reservoir.  On the way we had a slight detour;…

Up With The Larks

    Saturday 3rd June - "Up With The Larks"    The day started with an altercation in Preston under Scar with the local ‘mayor’ or  ‘traffic warden’, but the 11 of us took pity and left him to commence our walk. On leaving the village, we crossed the old quarry workings onto Redmire…

A Castle & A Saxon Church

Saturday 6th May - ' A Castle & A Saxon Church'    First things first, Gordon needs to go back to school to re-learn maths and measurements as when he recces a walk in 5hrs at his speed, he assumes 15 miles, but in reality the club takes another 1.5 hrs and is 4 miles longer.  The day was bone…

Three Dales Circular

                    Three Dales Circular - Saturday 22nd April. Eleven walkers started from Bankfoot.  From there it was straight up a steep hill on to the moor.  It was suggested that I could have picked an easier start but we all made it to the top ok just as it started to…

Anyone for a Pint at Tan Hill

      Anyone For A Pint At Tan Hill - Saturday April 8th     On a glorious sunny morning 7 members of Cleveland club and 1 from Merseystride and 1 from Northumberland group met up at Muker. A slightly delayed start was made at 9.15am.  Swaledale is renowned for its lovely old barns and…

A Wander Around Wensleydale

      A Wander Around Wensleydale - Saturday 25th March  A lovely bright day to start the wander for 12 early risers at 8.30 from the car park at Leyburn.  This number increased to 14 shortly after when Pat and Vince who had been delayed on their journey caught up with us. We continued to…

Ingleby Barwick Circular

      Ingleby Barwick Circular – Saturday 11th March 10 walkers turned out at the school car park, Ingleby Barwick to join Terry on his Ingleby Barwick Circular, it was a grey warm morning, with no rain forecast until later in the day. We set off and walked through Ingleby Barwick all the…

Osmotherley Circular

    WALK REPORT FOR OSMOTHERLY CIRCULAR 25/2/17   The Thursday weather forecast for the weekend did not look very good, and I only expected four or five walkers to be at Osmotherly at 9am for the start of our planned 16 miles walk. There were actually ten of us who started; a very pleasing…

A Clear View

                       Saturday  11th February 2017  - ‘A Clear View’ Barningham Village – 8.30am:  A quartet of adventurous individuals set off with snow underfoot taking a circular route towards Langthwaite.  Visibility on the high tops was very limited making a…

Eston Hills Circular

      Eston Hills Circular - Saturday 28th February   On Saturday 28th January   8 walkers met in the Flatts Lane car park for a 15 mile walk around the Eston Hills. Rain was predicted during the morning, this proved to be correct, but it stopped as we were setting off.  We were lucky in…

Minutes of July 2019 Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 10/7/2019  Present - 9 members Apologies for Absence: Vince & Pat Chairman: Contact has been made with Cleveland Search & Rescue re visit- awaiting response: will contact Eva to send out email once date confirmed. Action point: Chairman to inform Eva of Date: Eva to send…