2013

A New Year, A New Beginning

    Sunday January 6th 2013. Turton Trot. 19 miles from Jumbles Res. Leader: Mark Davies. 40 walkers and 6 dogs.   I spent two half days over Christmas walking over the route I had planned and was very glad that I did.  One day was around the Entwistle, Wayoh and Jumbles Reservoirs, the other along…

Fabulous February?

  Sunday February 3rd. Hey Diddle Diddle. 17 miles  Leader: Bob James. 13 walkers and 1 dog.       MAJESTIC SCENERY, beautiful landscapes; sweeping vistas:- all obscured by low cloud and persistent rain. As if that wasn't bad enough the most telling feature was the biting cold wind that came in…

Hadrian's Wall 2013

    Hadrian's Wall  April-May 2013     Two men inspired this year's back packing trip.  The first was the Emperor Hadrian AD 76-AD138.  The second was Ian Hamilton AD1952 - The first designed the route the second booked the accommodation.   It was Ian's choice to walk the route East to West, …

South West Coastal Path. April 2013

    ST IVES Sunday April 14th to Saturday April 20th 2013-05-01   South West Coastal Path – Stage 2 Newquay to Porth Curno – 70 miles   Accommodation – Cottage Hotel, Carbis Bay, St Ives Package Tour Operator – ALFA TRAVEL Driver – Derek Hayton   The Cornwall…

Breakfast Stop on the 100

  Saturday night in Devon. Saturday/Sunday 25/26th May saw the East Lancs Catering Corps hard at work in Tavistock manning the breakfast stop for the Camel Teign 100 mile walk. The checkpoint opened at 11pm and closed over 14 hours later with walkers and marshalls supplied with a cooked breakfast.…

Winter Plodding

  Wednesday January 24th 2013. Please click on the links below to read the blog and view the pictures from this walk led by Martin. Thank you to Alan for the links.   http://alanrayneroutdoors.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-expedition-of-magnificent-seven.html…

Coach Travel

     Dales Way and Fair Trade Way   These two North West Long Distance footpaths have been included in our club walking schedule for 2013 and early 2014. Coach transport has been arranged for each section.   The club will underwrite the cost of the coach travel. This means that we are able to set…

Meandering in March

  Sunday March 3rd. Almost Springtime in Chipping. 21miles with 3500 ft of ascent. Leader Tony Clark. 22 walkers and 1 dog.     The one thing I hope for more than anything when leading a walk is for fine weather and today, although it was cloudy and cool, it didn't rain.   There were 22 of us and…

April Ambles

    Sunday April 7th. Peter's Plod 'The Revival'. 17 miles from Haworth. Leader: Peter Haslam. 35 walkers and 4 dogs.   35 walkers and 4 dogs eventually gathered together in some sort of order.  It was like herding cats, with small groups parked in all corners of this small village.  To be fair the…

Marvellous May- we hope

      Not a Full Shilling .                                         Bank Holiday Monday May 6th 2013   29 persons   .                            17 miles 2,400 ft of ascent.        Ldr : Norman Thomas       What better way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday than on one of Norman's walks? Answers on…

Christmas is a-coming - are any geese getting fat?

With a new month, I've decided to reverse the order in which walk reports are displayed so that the most recent is at the top of the page, and as the month develops, the older reports will drop down the page. Hope nobody objects. (Gordon) Seaside Shuffle, Sunday Dec 29th 2013 Leaders : Tom & Jan…

Remember Remember us in November

  The Fair Trade Way Part 3. Arnside to Kendal, Sunday Nov 3rd 15miles. Leaders: Norman Thomas and Chris Langabeer. 23 walkers. 23 walkers boarded the coach in Kendal for a short journey to Arnside to begin the 3rd section of the walk. Our first glimpse of Morecambe Bay was of the tidal bore…

Strenuous September?

    DALESWAY PART 4 - Sedbergh to Bowness.   25 miles on Sunday 1st September 2013. Leader Geoff Halliwell.   After picking up two latecomers in Kendal, nineteen of us arrived at Sedbergh to start the final 25 miles of the Dalesway. The weather was good, remaining dry and breezy all day.   We…

Onwards into October

  Sunday October 6th. Fairtrade Way Part 2. Lancaster to Arnside. 21 people and 5 dogs     17 ½ miles            Ldrs : Mary Robinson and Ruth Redmayne     The Fair Trade Way Stage Two from Lancaster to Arnside, or as it was dubbed on the day the “That Was The Café Back There” Walk. The…

A long hot summer

  Sunday August 4th. Dales Way Part 3. Ribblehead to Sedbergh. 17 miles Leader: Geoff Halliwell. 22 walkers. Heavy rain accompanied our journey up the M6 to pick up the coach at Sedbergh but we needn`t have worried as the weather improved throughout the day, giving us glorious sunshine with only…

Summer - we hope

  Wedneday July 3rd. Walton Hall Wander. 14.8 miles. Leader: Richard Nelson. 19 walkers.     A group of nineteen assembled at the Walton Arms near Walton Hall, Warrington on a mild but overcast morning. These included a member of the Cornwall and Devon Group who was visiting relatives in the area.…

Jumping into June

    Sunday June 2nd. Dales Way Part 1. 23  miles from Ilkley. Leader: Geoff Halliwell.   Twenty five walkers arrived in Kettlewell at the earlier time of 8.30am to catch the coach back to Ilkley for the start of this walk.     Fine sunny weather greeted us at Ilkley Old Bridge as we began the 82…

Rogues Gallery 2013

Been out walking with East Lancs? You may have been caught on camera........              

Anglesey Coastal Path

    Anglesey Coastal Walk Stage 1        Sunday Sept 8th to Saturday Sept 14th 2013   How We Organised It When you hear Viv Lee say “it's one of the best walks I've ever done” it certainly whets your appetite. That's what happened when Kath Page's group had finished doing the…

Plodding into Summer

      A ROSSENDALE WALK. Wedneday June 26th.Led by Peter Smith. Eight Plodders met at the now closed Deerplay Inn on the Bacup to Burnley road at 10 am. Peter Smith led the walk from the Deerplay Inn down to Broad Clough where we crossed the main road on to the original Bacup to Todmorden road…

Ripponden Round – 9 miles, Wednesday Nov 13th

Leader Neil Woodcock  Eight plodders met next to Baitings Reservoir for the first walk led by Neil W. One steadfast plodder, Reg, was missing, as he had to pull out en route to the start due to ill health. But it was a welcome return for Ann who had been absent since falling on the Morcambe Bay…

Plodding into Autumn and Winter

Thirlmere Way - Part 8, Caton to Hutton Roof, Monday Sept 2nd On a day which was rearranged to a Monday, Plodders still on holiday, some injured, others forgot, it required the Plodder A Plus Team (six gentlemen and chief scout, Norman) to rise to the challenge of a walk/reccy. The 13 miles was…

Plodding through Spring

  Wednesday April 3rd. Thirlmere Way part 1. 10 miles from Heaton Park. 11 walkers and 1 dog. Leader: Reg Kingston   Thirlmere Way.Section 1. Heaton Park Reservoir to Blackleach Country Park. Some eleven Plodders and Maude gathered outside the Heaton Park Station on a cool but sunny morning. Reg…