Archive 01

Grimwith Reservoir,

Walkers: Andy, Norman, John, Val, Glenn, Helen, Dave, a couple from West Yorks group and a Lady from the Malhamdale area(Apologies for not remembering names).We all assembled at the rather picturesque picnic spot at Grimworth Reser in the steadily warming sunshine. Sunscreen was slathered over…

Dacre Banks Walk

Into darkest Nidderdale for our latest outing and our ranks were duly swelled by good representation from the local group. Special thanks to John Darley for the photographs.. ¬† A gentle outing by Dave's standardswith few major ascents but one or two very interesting stream crossings following…

Brighouse bound and sign of the times

Due to various aches and pains I have only managed one walk in the last 12 months. The other day I was resting up on the settee while Lynn was reading her emails. Hey she said, have you read¬† this email from John about the AGM. get your backside into gear go on Thursdays walk and find out whats…

All Jumbled Up

An early start planned - too early for the water board as the car park still locked when we arrived. Neil solved the problem of access and moves to stage 2 of the Krypton factor. Set to go at 8am but a quick check reveals 2 more folk struggling with car park access. Eventually start around 8.15am,…

Churns,Vales and Trails.

Walkers:- John, Tom, Mark, Val, Anne, Ian (Doncaster), Steve (S. Manchester), Neil and Glenn. Nice early..ish start at Buxworth Basin had us climbing immediately in the warming Sun up onto Chinley Churn and over Ollersett Moor.Conditions underfoot were perfect so swift progress was made over to…

Fairfield Horseshoe

In keeping with tradition, all the walkers managed to identify some free parking to avoid the exorbitant fees charged by the local council.A number of cryoffs had reduced the numbers but we set off bang on time on the first of our extra loops. Mark had obviously realised that putting loops on the…

Grouse Coutry

Attendance Register - Dave S, Harold, Helen, John, Julie, Neil, Norman & Peter A mixed forecast for todays outing but Harold wasn't bothered as he had been fortified by the Breakfast van in the layby at the start. Over the wall on to open moorland and the ascent to the days first trig on Harry Hut.…

Head in the Clouds

Into darkest Cheshire for our latest outing. Not an area usually walked by our group and we attracted interest from other local groups, South Manchester and Staffordshire, and a couple of nomads from BBN. Fifteen in total.This walk had been billed as 'slower pace' and perhaps one or two thought it…

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.…

Julies First Time

Worry, stress, cold sweats, sleepless nights and mood swings. Not sure all this can be connected with leading your first walk Julie.Hoping nobody showed up so she could sneak home again, she was stunned to find 15 souls including members from W Yorks, East Lancs & Calderdale waiting to be led…

Line Dancer

An early start was the order of the day for the group's inaugural walk and several group members had put their apologies in early.So it was that 5 intrepid walkers rubbed the sleep from their eyes as they waited for the 0715 train from Settle to Dent.A nearby passenger was seconded to take a group…

Littleborough

A dusting of snow greeted us as we arrived for the days activity. Poor weather on the far side of the Pennines had reduced the number of guests and only Tom had made it having set out from York at 5.30am.Nine of us set out from Littleborough bang on 8.30am and apart from getting temporarily mislaid…

Littondale & Moor

An early start for the 9 enthusiasts gathered in Litton on a bright sunny morning - so early that one walker staying overnight in the village had to forgo the cooked breakfast.Any thought this would be a gentle days stroll were quickly dispelled by a very sharp climb up to Firth Fell.Once height…

Loose Cannons Walk

Poor weather had been forecast for our walk and with over 20 miles scheduled it was no surprise to see Norman set off at a brisk pace whilst the rain held off.Carpets of bluebells were encountered as we ventured through several areas of woodland and this was in direct contrast to the bright yellow…

Macclesfield Forest

The meeting time of 8.30 saw a group of nine keen walkers assembled at Trentabank Car Park, just as the drizzle started coming down! Undeterred we headed out towards Langley, which was the opposite direction to Shutlingsloe, where I knew we were headed, but I trusted John knew what he was doing! We…