Archive 03

'Around the Dog and Castle'

The clash with England v Germany in the World Cup last 16 had a significant bearing on the turnout for this walk. There was also the slight problem that the details shown in Strider were for an incorrect car park but Jackie rounded us up at 8.30am and took us to Crowden where our walk was to…

dark peak bomber

Despite BBC weather warnings 9 intrepid walkers set off from Godley Railway Station, chosen so that participants could reduce their carbon footprint by using public transport. Two did so. Me, I live round the corner and Harold "billy one mate" Stott, whose one mate was on holiday so he had no lift.…

Diggle

Five of us left sam road CP at 9.05 on a misty morning, we followed the pennine bridleway and crossed the A62 and then picked up the pennine way over to the station to station walk path heading towards marsden, after a quick stop at the close gate bridge we climbed up to the Kirklees way above…

Goyt Gambol

Thursday 6th NovemberApproaching half past eightNeil receives a phone callNorman's running lateCar park is locatedNorman hurries outThe leaders looking nervousHas he checked it out?Walk along the ridge topMist is slow to clearAt least it isn't rainingA reason for good cheerAircraft wreck is…

Kinder Edges

Weather….dry and initially clear ,thick mist by mid afternoon . Cool but no wind. Patches of snow but becoming progressively deeper at higher levels. Drifts of up to 5 ft in most places.22 Walkers. Given the recent weather I was doubtful whether a full circumnavigation of Kinder edges was…

Kinder Northern Edges and the Woodlands Valley.

Walkers:-Steve (East Lanc),Paul (LDWA Chairman),Virginia(Yorkshire),Mark, TOMMY, Val , John, Glenn. Given the bad weather all week I was pleased to look at the forecast the night before and see THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW.Val and I arrived at the lay by to see a good crowd waiting and eager to…

Rivington Barn

What a start to a walk glorious sunshine and in December ? Sunshine the one thing that had eluded us all summer and we get it right at the end of the year, pity there was only four of us there to take advantage of it. And on paper I was the slowest of the bunch as the group consisted of Norman…

Saddleworth Skyline

Devised many years ago by local walker Sam Taylor, this c30 mile route takes many highlights of the Saddleworth area and is certainly not a route for the faint hearted. Many miles are off recognised footpaths with a couple of rough gullies where a little scrambling is required. Each mile walked is…

Settle Scamble

'Settle Scramble'Attendees:-John, Val, Glenn, Helen, Norman, Dave, Vera, Julie, Geoff, Peter, Patricia, Eileen and HazelNice to see the Ladies have outnumbered the fellas on a 'Challenge Walk'.Weather:-Windy, occasional showers, Low cloud.....Brightening up to a sunny, warm afternoon.We set off…

Source of the River Dove.

Attendees:-Andy 'T', Karen, Ian (Doncaster), Frank(South Manchester),Glenn Given the weather and the time of year I was not expecting a large turn out today so I was glad there were a few of us to embark on our rather damp tour of the White Peak Dales and Hills.The weather was truly atrocious as…

Saddleworth Saunter

A record turnout for our latest walk with 18 walkers arriving from as far afield as Staffordshire and East Yorkshire.A pleasant mile along the reservoir bank abruptly became a steep ascent up to Ashway Cross, a memorial to a local MP killed in a shooting accident.On the higher ground the mist…

Sting in the Tail

Rebecca, our guest leader had had a sleepless night worrying about todays walk. Would there be any speed merchants or dawdlers who could potentially disrupt the planned pace? Ten people arrived from various parts of the country and I suspect many locals and our own group members were put off by a…

Marple Bridge

Despite the fact that I hadn't thought up an interesting name for the walk 13 people turned up at Brabyn's Park. All pleased  that the weather had done another u turn and we had chilly sunshine. All went well and we had a nice , bright spot in a children's playground for elevensies.  Luckily there…