Unsworth 17-09-2017 – Leader Roy

Unsworth 17-09-2017 – Leader Roy

On a nice morning, with a good forecast, 13 turned out for Roy’s walk today, including two new walkers with us, Janet from Waterfoot, and her friend Pauline, from Burnley.  Janet had spotted our post on Facebook, so that’s one for Carol.  It was also very nice to see Val again, who hasn’t managed to join us for a while.  We hope we see them all again before too long. Roy had warned me in advance that this would be a ‘friends of the M66’ walk, and so it turned out as he led us south to the motorway, passing a...

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Burnsall 13-09-2017 – Leader Derek

Burnsall 13-09-2017 – Leader Derek

Against a dismally wet weather forecast, the weather today was beautifully sunny, apart from half an hour or so of heavy rain when we stopped for lunch.  This allowed us to view the magnificent Dales scenery around Burnsall at its brightest and best, so the 22 brave people who turned out today were amply rewarded for their courage.  From the village, Derek led us over the bridge across the swollen River Wharfe, past a cleverly named memorial bench, and then along the bank of the river on the Dales Way.  The water was lapping onto the path...

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Horton-in-Ribblesdale 10-09-2017 – Leader Rosemary

Horton-in-Ribblesdale 10-09-2017 – Leader Rosemary

On a grey, cloudy, but dry day, 6 walkers met at the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.  The weather forecast was quite grim, with varying amounts of rain predicted, from light to very heavy showers.  We set off with an optimistic attitude but tinged with realism that we were going to get wet! A footpath named Horton Scar Lane opposite the café was the first path we followed.  This stony walled  track allowed some clear views of Pen-y-Ghent, all the time ascending gently.  At a junction of paths we continued straight on and walked onto...

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Colne 06-09-2017 – Leader Graham

Colne 06-09-2017 – Leader Graham

In fairness to Graham, he did tell us to wear our gaiters – but only when we arrived at the car park.  As we will see later, thigh waders would have been more useful!  A massive 28 turned out today, including a number of our group who did the 50th Round the Hills walk on Sunday; well done to them.  Heading north from Ball Grove car park, Graham took us over busy Keighley Road and past Colne Golf Club.  Along the way, some of us admired an old Riley, with splendid spoked wheels, and we also came across the first of many farm animals...

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Arncliffe 30-08-2017 – Leader Rosemary

Arncliffe 30-08-2017 – Leader Rosemary

To avoid me repeating myself too often, I will just say at the outset that this was a wonderful walk, in wonderful walking weather, in a wonderful part of the country (which unfortunately was Yorkshire!), with 22 wonderful people, wonderfully led by Rosemary, and wonderfully well recorded today by Diana!  (My  fingers first typed ‘today’ as ‘toady’, which is pretty accurate.) Our starting point today was Arncliffe (‘eagle cliffe’), which is the capital of Littondale, and is now a conservation area. ...

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Buckden 27-08-2017 – Leader Jean

Buckden 27-08-2017  – Leader Jean

11 arrived at Buckden for Jean’s walk, with the promise of good weather, although it took a while to warm up. We set off in a north westerly direction, rising between Buckden Wood Lane and Rakes Wood.  Then, heading north easterly and climbing steadily over Buckden Out Moor, we ascended Buckden Pike at 702 metres, which sits at the head of the Wharfedale valley. The views during the climb and at the top were stunning, including  Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent sharply in focus to one side, and the Vale of York in the distance...

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