Sunday, 27 March 2011

Kitzbuhel Ski Trip march

Kitzbuhel Ski Trip

Ten of us travelled to Kitzbuhel this March and enjoyed the best weather for many years, six days of sun, light winds and decent snow, although it was soft in places. Angie, our only beginner eventually got to grips with her hired ski boots and passed through the pain barrier to become a member of the SWOG ski club.
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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Delph WAlk. 20 March

What it's Says on the Can Walk - Sunday's Delph Walk.
 As my walks are always says what it will be like, is what you get.  Hills, remote ground, 3 breaks and fast pace. That what it said on the can and that's what 20 walkers got on Sunday. Listen to the critics who said no one would turn up. You all missed a good walk where at the end of the day you felt you did a good work out.  So the weather was not to kind being in the mist but we headed out onto the open moor and towards white hill our highest point of the walk. Then along the Rochdale way, Oldham way, crompton way and even the Pennine Way.  We had a few ups and downs to do, but the elite walkers did well.  They were glad of the pint just about  a mile from the end. We arrived at the Heights Pub at about 3.45pm where the land lady was happy of us coming in, but not 20 in one go.  The hardest part was pulling ourselves from the roaring fire and 4 hand pulled beers. Then it was the last mile down hill to the cars. 
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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Canal Wal March

A cool and still morning saw an excellent turn out at Marple top lock for our first Thursday walk of the year; the attendance augmented with the increasing
numbers of us fifty-somethings with extra leisure time during the day; truly, a sign of the times.

We proceeded along the Peak Forest canal before skirting around the outskirts of
Disley; crossing the A6 and zig zagging over the railway line. On the approach to High Lane, Jack decided that it would be a good idea if we proceeded in smaller groups in order to stagger arrival at the pub; suffice to say that we did all make it to the pub, eventually.

We par-took of the good value carvery before continuing back to Marple along the Macc canal. Linda and myself then stepped out back down the locks and on to Hyde.
Yours truly jogged on to Guide Bridge and then train to Ashburys and CoMStadium. City won the match but lost the tie, shucks.

Inspite of the footie, it was a brilliant day out and we look forward to further Thursday outings.

John H
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