June to Dec 2011

Still Strolling in June

Wednesday June 22nd. THE BOWLAND ROUND. Part 2 Cabus to Chipping 20 walkers. The yellow bus was waiting for us at Chipping to take us to the start of the walk at Cabus. After a 35 min. journey we alighted the bus and walked towards to Lancaster Canal. Navigation was easy here, we just had to…

Still going strong in June

Tuesday June 28th. Crompton's Way. 5 mile evening stroll.32 Walkers and 8 dogs. The walk leaders Kirsty & Phil had just returned from Ibiza & thankfully bought the sun back with them. The night was warm and sunny as 32 walkers and 8 dogs turned out for some Bolton history. Setting off from the old…

Height of Summer

Wednesday July 6th.Limestone Landscapes. 14 miles from Burton-in-Kendal.Leader; Chris Langabeer. 19 walkers and 1 dog Nineteen walkers and one dog successfully navigated their way from various locations via the M6 to the car park of the King's Arms in the pleasant large village of Burton-in-Kendal…

July Jamboree

Tuesday July 12th.Bent and Bongs Bash. 5 mile evening stroll.27 walkers and 4 dogs.Leaders: Lenny and Helen Unsworth. Another evening stroll, another new pair of walk leaders. Helen and Lenny continued the excellent standard of this year with an interesting and informative stroll around…

Summer walking

Sunday July 24th2011.ANTLERS and AQUEDUCTS.20 miles from Marple.14 walkers. We departed from Marple station on time to make our way to the Peak Forest canal and the highest section of the Marple flight of locks. These were passed before joining the Macclesfield canal at the intersection, shortly…

An East Lancs Adventure

Sandstone Trail. Sunday/Monday July 17th & 18th 2011Mileage – Mary won't believe this but the route is officially 34 miles running from Whitchurch to Frodsham or vice versa.Our Party: Viv Lee & Barbara Shelton, Dave & Alma Walsh, Ken & Jacqui Beevers, Mary Robinson & Ruth Redmayne, Linda Jane…

August Ambling

Sunday August 7th.Settle Up or Else!. 21 miles from Settle.Leader: Jean Lyon.18 set off from Settle. The sky was overcast and it was raining enough for waterproofs and looking very much like more rain to come.Heading East and climbing steadily with Attamire Scar to our left and extensive views to…

We keep Walking on....

Sunday August 21st.I am The Egg Man. 20 miles from Ings.Leaders, Dave and Alma Walsh.15 walkers. Fifteen walkers had assembled on a dry morning for this figure of eight route in South Lakeland. We set off up the gated road from Ings village before crossing fields made wet by heavy overnight rain.…

Does it rain in summer??

Wednesday August 10th.Baker Way & Chester.15 miles from Delamere to Chester.10 walkers and 1 dog.Leaders: Ken and Jacqui Beevers. Firstly we must say a big thank you to everyone who defied the grimmest of weather forecasts and turned up to walk The Baker Way from Delamere Station to Chester. Well,…

Farewell to Ken and Jackie

  KEN & JACQUI BEEVERS   It's one of those occasions when you have a great big lump in your throat and a tear in your eye but you say, “Good luck and God Bless” and mean it. Ken and Jacqui, an absolute gem of a couple, have left us to go and live in Devon. Goodness how we shall miss…

What a Motley Lot!

A very good reason for coming out with East Lancs is that you may well appear here. Look at your peril...  

Cistercian Way

    Cistercian Way – Grange-over-Sands to Barrow-in-Furness   Overnight stay – Virginia House, Ulverston   Dates : Sunday/Monday September 25th/26th 2011   33 miles according to the guide, a lot longer according to us and even further than that according to Mary!   Team Both days…

Bollin Way Recce

    Bollin Valley Way, the recce: 26th October 2011 Four Cestrians, one Lancastrian and no dogs made up the advance party for this expedition, the object being to reconnoitre the Bollin Valley Way, a 25 mile long distance path that starts in Macclesfield and ends where the River Bollin empties into…

Plodding Along

Thursday July 21st. Salford Trail Part 5. Leader: Reg Kingston. On a day that had forecast much rain some nine Plodders assembled on the Glazebrook bridge in intermittent sunshine. Roy Bullock was amongst us and throughout the day contributed a great deal to our understanding of the history of the…

Meanders with Reg

Wednesday August 17th.A Barley Circular. 3 walkers. Three 'Plodders' June, Don and Reg, enjoyed the hospitality of the Cabin Café before starting out on the walk. As we drank our coffee a freshly baked tray of scones was placed on the counter. We managed to ignore the scones and set off through…

Notes from Alf

      'Challenging Walks' for Thursdays   Three down (Yorkshire Three Peaks, Coledale Round and Bowland Cuckoo) and five to go in this ad-hoc programme of walks, which will take us to the end of the year. Numbers have been small - three (Alf Short, Jean Lyon and John Plumb), two (AS & JL) and four…

Autumn comes early

   Sunday September 4th. Breath of Fresh Air. Choice of mileage from Conder Green. 22, 15, or 11 miles                                                       36 persons   Norman says it is the “bestest” birthday he has ever had and he should know. What better way to celebrate his 72nd…

Autumn Ambles

      Sunday October 2nd. Douglas Valley Way Part1. 18 miles from Westhoughton. Leader: Norman Thomas.   .   What a shame only nine people made it to this walk as it really was one of Norman's “crackers”! Over two Sunday outings in October we are tracing the River…

After the clocks go back....

    Wednesday November 2nd. Round the Ressers. 13 miles from Bromley Cross. Leader: Hilary Bell.   What a fantastic day!   Twenty Three people and three dogs enjoyed perfect autumn day of sunny dry weather with a warm wind.    The only wet part was underfoot in a few muddy boggy places on the moor…

On the run up to Christmas

  The Alternative Up and Over Three souls naive enough to believe what is printed in Strider turned up at the Blue Lagoon on 7 December. Once we realised that the more savvy members would not be joining us, we changed the start point to Phil's house near Moss Bank Park. He then led us around the…