2014 memories

The Village (11/10/2014)

Thanks to Duncan for the walk to see sites of 'The Village', he did pretty well with the weather, just a short shower after lunch as we crossed the Kinder plateau. The temperature inversions in the Edale Valley were excellent in the morning and also the distant views.   Thanks to those that came,…

The Fred Perry Way

A few notes on the background to this walk. Fred Perry was arguably Stockport's most famous son, winning numerous Tennis titles including of course Wimbledon. He was made a Freeman of Stockport in 1934, and his home in Portwood still stands. The walk at around 15 miles, was too flat and short for a…

Stoned Again (23/04/2014)

Six members and two prospective members met at Middleton Top. Shorts were quickly abandoned and the group set off for the picture postcard village of Winster. A nice scramble up Harboro Rocks then over to the hamlet of Ible. The target was elevenses at the long-abandoned Bacon and beans Mmine;…

Rowarth Ramble (06/04/2014)

THE ABSENT LEADER Dave Gosling was due to lead this walk. Now suffering from Achilles tendon problems (and also currently in Cape Town, South Africa) he was unable to do so. Walks must go on so Quentin Blagg was nominated as stand in leader.  Quentin / Duncan / Steve (Sth M/c member but not been…

Path Under the Flight (18/02/2014)

In spite of a rather negative weather forecast, 20 members, mostly South Manchester but with several from South Pennine and Staffordshire, met at Styal village and were rewarded with a fine day after some initial drizzle.  Beginning with a traverse of Styal Woods, including the two minor ascents…

Huddersfield Narrow Canal (27/09/2014)

Thanks to John for the walk on Saturday.  Eight walkers including Zara, Paul (from Swinton) Richard (a prospective member from Hazel Grove, who found us after doing the Bullock Smithy Hike) Ken (from West Yorks group) David Wright, Duncan, Steve and John.  Not all made it to the end, and we…

Kinder Edges

12 of us + Bess out last Saturday for Tony's walk on Kinder. Thanks to all those that came including Dora, Julie and Duncan from Staffs Group.  Bev and Lavinia from High Peak (they are the first entrants to our challenge walk in October) also Mary and Jim from High Peak.  It was good to see them.…

F,C,F,E,A,B in D Flat Major

The question on the walk yesterday Sunday was which was the wetter day.  Who got wettest those on the challenge walks either the Three Shires or the Irregulars Black Brook or the 4 walkers on Bob's Slaidburn March?  Think we have now decided to call Bob 'BOG Kelly' Thanks to Peter for stepping in…