Archive 04

Cat and Fiddle

People come from all aroundWherever Jackies walks are foundOver hill and down the daleBags of climbing, without failOff we go at half past eightWhatever happens don't be lateStart off quickly, on we goSoon we're feeling all aglowFrom the back there comes a callSomeones missing,count them allSure…

Calderdale 5 Trigs

Well you may ask, which 5 Trigs? They are Sheep Stones Edge, High Brown Knoll, Standing Stone Hill, Hoof Stones Height and Great Bride Stones which when joined together produced an excellent walk marginally in excess of 21 miles with over 4000 foot of descent.Which group members got a tick in the…

Chapel en le Frith

Is it really mid October? Glorious sunshine and temperatures reaching 20c. If this is global warming, bring it on.Ten of us, including John from Thames Valley Group, set off from the station and immediately we climbed towards Combs Edge. Down again to the Goyt Valley where our solitude was rudely…

Derbyshire Dales Dawdle

As a small group we rarely exceed a dozen on our walks, so it came as something of a shock to discover 18 folk waiting to be taken out for the day. Likened to the Mass Trespass by Helen who then kindly agreed to take some photos. After a suitable warning from the leader that racing off would be…

explosion in a rock factory

I have been accused of many things, under estimating distances, grading and being dropped on my head as a baby, but when you advertise a walk in strider as a full hard days walking, visiting englands highest peak and calling it explosion in a rock factory, you would think that people would know…

Going Green

Time 7:45 location Ingleton Community car park which was completely deserted apart one car, mine "Oh **** everybody's gone to the other CP" "lets ring John" - but no signal, "better go to the other CP and collect them" so off we trudged. Half a mile later Margaret's phone rings "its John he's on…

Kettlewell

As we drove into Kettlewell, the clouds were getting darker and darker, and the rain started to bounce off the tarmac - oh no what kind of day were we going to be in for?!?! We all donned waterproofs in the shelter situated in the car park, except for one fool hardy Yorkshire man who didn't think…

Leck's Be Having You

Heavy overnight rain meant that conditions underfoot were challenging with normally green fields being criss crossed by small streams trying to find their way back to the rivers. On a positive note it did mean the normally placid Leck Beck was in spate and several photographs testify to its…