Walks Report

Penshaw Monument & Washington Wildfowl Park

Penshaw Monument & Washington Wildfowl Park  Saturday 15th February 2020    Gordon was wondering if the walk should be cancelled due to the imminent arrival of Storm Dennis.  However, the weather didn't seem too bad as 12 of us met at the layby at Penshaw Monument, joined by four members from…

Fryup Surround

    FRYUP SURROUND 1/2/2020         It was summer when I planned this winter walk. My thoughts were to keep it simple and be able to meet the demands of a cold icy snow laden day. The day however was warm for February and also provided us with gale force winds. There were nine of us…

Its All Been Done Before

  ‘Its All Been Done Before’ Saturday,  25th January, 2020 Attendance: 11     Weather conditions:   Overcast   Starting in Helmsley and picking up the Cleveland Way, we walked towards Rievaulx Abbey and onwards to Tylas Farm and Bink Bank. Mud seemed to be a common feature so far.  We…

An Early Blow

  Saturday 4th January 2020 - An Early Blow   Cleveland LDWA met at Square Corner at 9.00am for “Another Blow” to chase the cobwebs away after the Christmas/New Year festivities. We were well rewarded with a bumper turn out from our own Group, along with Denis & Martin from Cumbria Group and…

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…