Silsden 19-07-2017 Leader John

Silsden 19-07-2017 Leader John

With the wanderers having returned from Herriot country, there was a good turnout of 21 today, though the start photo only indicates 20 – but you know who was missing!  In an attempt to deter the forecast thunderstorms, I had a huge brolly, Basil-style, as one of my poles – and it worked.  Talking about stiles, Roy agreed that on this walk John knocked him off his stile guru perch by virtue of not just the number, but the very wide variation in stiles today, including one of the tallest ladder stiles we have ever seen!  The only...

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Herriot Way 12/15-07-2017 – Leader Jean

Herriot Way   12/15-07-2017  –  Leader Jean

A group of 17 Ramblers had a fantastic 4 days walking the Herriot Way in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in near perfect summer walking weather. Very many thanks to Jean for her excellent organisation and preparation, enabling the walk to be co-ordinated efficiently and effectively, without a hitch. Thanks also to Rosemary for carrying a comprehensive first aid kit for the group – thankfully only a couple of paracetamol were needed. Wednesday 12th July  – Aysgarth to Hawes This was a relatively flat walk through stunning...

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Wayoh & Entwistle Reservoirs 16-07-2017 – Leader Judy

Wayoh & Entwistle Reservoirs 16-07-2017 – Leader Judy

On a very pleasant morning, 8 ramblers turned up at Edgworth, including Alison and her friend Norma – nice to see them again – and John from Lancaster Ramblers, visiting one of his sons in Bury.  Judy had promised us the two Victorian reservoirs of Wayoh and Entwistle, farmland, bridleways, a military Roman road and some (jungle-like) woods.   She said there would be a lot of good tracks and great views, but also some long wet grass, brambles, nettles and bracken in parts, so those with sensitive legs may prefer to swap shorts...

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Malham Tarn 12-07-2017 – Leader Derek

Malham Tarn 12-07-2017 – Leader Derek

There’s little to say about today’s walk really, except that it was a beautiful walk, in lovely weather, in one of our favourite parts of England, aka Yorkshire!  Sadly, Roger & Andy – and probably some others – did not reach the car park in time, and their calls did not reach Derek, as there was no signal.  By the time Derek did pick up the messages – about 30 minutes into the walk – the others had presumably reached the car park, but then they had no signal, so nothing could be done.  However,...

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Hurst Green 09-07-2017 Leader Tom

Hurst Green 09-07-2017  Leader Tom

An elite group of 4 turned up in Hurst Green on a rather overcast morning and after asking a passing boy to take a pic, we set off towards the river bemoaning the fact that we couldn’t cross it, and haven’t been able to since the floods of Dec 2015. As a consequence, we were forced to leave the path taking us to join the Ribble Way at Lambing Clough, and set off across the fields to rejoin it near Haugh Wood. We were accompanied by lots of horse flies and there was the merest hint of rain, but that cleared and we found a nice spot...

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Thornton in Craven, long 05-07-2017 Leader – Jean

Thornton in Craven, long  05-07-2017   Leader – Jean

Nineteen of us left the car park at Thornton Hall farm for the ‘long walk’. We went through Thornton in Craven and joined the Pennine Way, climbing over Thornton Moor and up to Pinhaw Beacon, the highest point of the day. We continued to follow the Pennine Way, down to the village of Lothersdale, and we enjoyed our lunch in the park. After lunch, we followed the road out of the village, then along the bridleway towards Raygill Fisheries. Then it was climbing again, through Raygal farm, Bent Laithe farm, and then over the road to...

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