Archive 02

Hayfield

special thanks to Helen for supplying the photos

340 degrees NNW of Skipton

Walkers:-John ,John, Norman, Andy, Helen, Karen,Val, Vera, Colin(Friends from Skipton),2 from the 'Nidderdale group'(Apologies for no names).Weather:-Windy, showers, drifting mist but warm.Thankfully everybody managed to get a spot at the restricted parking place so as soon as Val and I arrived we…

Bollington

Bollington 28th November.Walkers:- Jon, Karen, Norman, Virginia, Steve, Val and Glenn.Weather, Very cloudy on high ground with a smattering of snow. Generally dull at lower level. No wind. The six of us grouped in the main village car park and set off on the dot of 08:30.Our first objective was…

Bowland 1500' Trigs

Today's walk was an outing into the little visited area of the Forest of Bowland. No major peaks to scale but plenty of up and down work if we were to achieve the tops over 1500 ft. The weather had been kind to us enabling the ground to dry up with little rain over the last couple of months. Dave,…

Derwent Edge

My first walk for the group as leader and I wasn't sure wether I wanted a good turn out or none at all. As it was there was myself, Sue, John, Norman, Peter. Some guests from South Manchester Dave, Ken, Steve and Bess who turned out to be the best walker of the day. My mate John who I thought…

Derwent

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Freewheeling From Friden

Wake up. Weather lousy. Forecast lousy. No-one will bother will they? Sit in car park listening to rain drum on roof of car. A splash alongside. B******, someone else has turned up. Can't go home now. More headlights appear as I try to avoid being hypnotised by the wipers. Eleven of us set off. 100…

hootin tootin brighton belle

The weather forecast was not good, heavy showers, and while stuck on the M60 at Portwood, the forecast was correct, but as traffic thinned and I passed the airport, blue skies could be seen in the west. On arrival at Hooton I was meet with a group of walkers set for a summer stroll, shorts and…

Marsden

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Meltham

Arrive early so search is on for a coffee stop but local bakers is not yet open. Most give up but 3 minutes prior to start Harold rolls up with an oversize carton of coffee and proceeds to drink it all in next to no time - he regrets it all morning!There is a nip in the air but forecast for the day…

Minsterley Meander

A very early start was needed for our venture into Shropshire and it proved necessary when I arrived with 1 minute to spare before the start of the walk.Shouldn't have stopped for breakfast really but...An initial gentle pull through some deciduous woodlands up to Stiperstones nature reserve became…

New Five Trig Points Walk

For our annual joint midweek walk with South Manchester Group we decided to feature the New Five Trigs Walk devised approximately 30 years ago by Bob Tait.Considerably easier than the Saddleworth 5 Trig Points walk it is still a good high level workout visiting 5 Trig Points in the South…

Northern Rocher…

Weather..Initially fine and sunny with slight cloud cover mid afternoon.Windy on the tops reducing the temperature quite considerably. 11 LDWA walkers(Three from other groups) We assembled at the car park enthusing about fine weather and good conditions underfoot.We set off promptly at 09:00 and…

Ostle Hustle

A misty morning greeted us on our arrival at Clough Head Quarry. So did a car park barrier. Our first initiative test soon passed and 6 of us parked up, Norman, Helen, Carol, Virginia, Andrew & myself.Explored the moors south of the Grane Rd in the morning before going north. Conditions underfoot…

Peak Forest Pootle

Walkers:-Karen, Dave, John, Val, Anne, Jacqui ,Norman, Margaret, GlennWe set off on the dot of 8 : 30 as the weather was bitter and not really ideal for hanging around.There was a slight dusting of snow and the temperature was hovering at around zero. There was an early morning mist but it was soon…

Pre 100 Loosener Upper

Since Norman's entry into the Wessex 100 he had been apprehensive about doing too long a walk and on the day was even thinking of shortening the distance further so as not to leave himself exhausted for the 100.The other walkers promptly reminded him of his obligations - 'not worth lacing boots up…

South of Skipton

16 hardy souls eventually found the car park in the early morning fog although the actual number who tried to find us will never be known. Temperature of 2 degrees so definitely not the weather for shorts.An easy start downhill into Lothersdale before a bit of a roller coaster to Cowling Hill. Our…