Wednesday, 17 October 2007

November Walk to Bakewell

The November Walk will be to the Dales and the delightful little town of Bakewell, with its rolling hills, chalk escarpments and hopefully what is left of the autumn colours.
A good day out is envisaged as is normal
There will be 3 walks as normal, but as there is no A Walk leader, the walks will be B, B+ and C in order to distribute the party more evenly.

To view photos taken on the reckie for the B+ walk follow

B Party Walk at Hawes

We had a good journey on the coach and were able to set off about 10.30am, with our eyes on the cloud level, but as we walked our first stretch out of Hawes we were relieved to see the top of Pike Hill, our destination.

Across the fields towards Sedbusk we encountered some 'squeezer' stiles which slowed us down. This was the reason for abandoning the original walk from Bainbridge

The old Primitive Methodist Chapel building in Sedbusk

Unfortunately the clouds decended again and our climb to the top was a climb to the unknown and no views, but we found this 'sink hole' for our lunch which looks like serious business

As we finished lunch the clouds started to lift giving us glimpses of the valleys all around us.
Lower down we caught sight of the C Party, but quickly lost them again as we walked across the streams and fields towards these waterfalls tumbling down.

Out into the open again and heading towards the next delightful village of Hardraw

This magnificent tree standing alongside the church is typical of this lovely village.

And then it was back on the Penine Way towards Hawes, with plenty of time to wander around and visit the cafe's and attractions of the village.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

'B' Party Walk

I reckied two walks. The first one was excellent but had many difficult stiles (about30+) which would have delayed us, making it a dash on the final climb.
This walk is on the North side, which means that we should get any sun that is about, but also give us time to visit a place of refreshment at the end.

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Monday, 17 September 2007

October walk,

Our walk this month will be from the delightful Yorkshire village of Hawes in Wensleydale. Rolling hills and tumbling streams.

Hawes is famous for Cheese and ropemaking, and the highest waterfall in GB, Hardraw Force.

There will be two walks, an 'B' and 'C'. on Saturday 13th October

Around Wansfell from Ambleside, 8th September 2007

We could not have picked a better day amongst a lot of miserable weather. Blue skies, fluffy clouds, and warming sunshine, coupled with a gentle walk and wonderful views.

We walked from the Car park near the Garden Centre into Ambleside and up the valley past Stockghyl Force towards the bottom of Wansfell, back past the car park then Jenkins Crag, Troutbeck and back. Total of 7.5 miles, total ascent 1776ft in 5hrs 45 mins

What a wonderful view of the central lake fells as we reach the foot of Wansfell for the first time.

Who's worried by a Bull in the pathway? Certainly not him!

A 'Straggle' of walkers wending downhill again

A short diversion for a favourite view from Jenkins Crag

Lunch spot. we even had room to swing our legs over the bank with soft grass instead of hard stone! The Langdales in the distance

The view south along the length of Windermere

2/3rds of the way round and still as fresh as a daisy. Plenty of time to dawdle

Somethings blocking our way, so we can't go yet!

Horton in Ribblesdale July 14th 2007

I was on the 'A' walk today which looked promising at first, but this did not last long as most of the walk we were in the cloud, however we were not alone as several parties were 'doing' Pen-y ghent today, one of which was an annual reunion to commemorate a departed comrade!

The walk started at Helwith Bridge where the bus dropped us off and as you can see after all the heavy rain the river ribble is in full flow

Not all that far up Pen-y-Ghent and the mists envelope us, giving an erie feeling.

A bit of serious scrambling now, taking care on the wet rocks

There really is someone under that purple jacket. Still climbing, but not very difficult

The steady run of water of the rocks shows how wet it was.

Derrick booked this for our lunch stop at the top.
We didn't have time to set the table as it was also a bit windy!

Beneath the clouds so Derrick decides to extend the walk to Sell Gill Holes

Horton Ribblesdale railway station, but no steam trains appear to be running today!
Back to the village for refreshments and the Coach home.

Monday, 11 June 2007

July walk; Horton - Ribblesdale

The next walk will be to Horton-in -Ribblesdale on Saturday 14th July 2007.
If you would like to join them please contact the church office to see if there are any spare seats on the coach. They leave from the car park behind Iceland at 8.00am and walking boots must be worn.

June 2007 Llanberris - Moel Eilio

The B Party walk was a'Three Peak' walk over Moel Eilio, then on to Foel Gron and Foel Goch. It was very hot and humid with little breeze, but a lovely walk despite that. Not many braved this walk and in fact we 'lost' 3 walkers, who decided at an early stage to return to Llanberris leaving just 9 in the party - just a nice number.

Easily recognisable Snowden where the A Party was traversing.
We were told that it was like a motorway up there as so many were taking part in a '3 Peaks Challenge'

Looking towards Llanberris with Llyn Dwythwch in centre.

Very steep cliff face, looking towards Moel Eilio

Wonderfull views from up here, although a bit misty.

Resting point on Foel Goch. Down hill after this.

This is the same place exactly 3 years ago when it was bitterly cold

Did we do all that?

Back in Llanberris looking South east (Wern & Derlwyn)
Over to the Cafe on the right.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Capel Curig to Betws-Y-Coed -'A' Party

Map of the route; Capel Curig to Betws-Y-Coed [Click on picture to enlarge.]

  1. Starting off from Capel Curig

'A' Party walk