November's family walk was a fairly local affair. Four children
plus four adults set out from the Torrs Riverside Park car park in Hague
Bar near New Mills on a misty day.For the first time on record, girls
outnumbered boys (counting the big ones as well). We crossed Strines
road and headed up the hill, past New Mills golf course and on to
Broadhurst Edge.Following the contours we stopped for lunch and the mist
cleared for the only time that day giving clear views of Kinder Scout.
The children played 'Blind Man's Tig', a cross between blind man's bluff
and tig with hats pulled down over their faces. The adults crept away
but were spotted escaping from the field.
We dropped down into New Mills and into the Torrs then over the
Millenium bridge and back along the river. Total distance about 5 miles.
77 people came along to St Peters Parish Centre for an evening of dancing and catching up with old friends.
danced along to the ceilidh music provided by White Knuckle Ride with
the excellent caller Dave Doolin patiently explaining the steps.
We had a welcome break for a hotpot and for the raffle (and to get
our breath back - that room was very warm indeed, even before we started
Before we left we booked the room for next year -so
put 17th November 2012 in your diaries - further details to follow
nearer the time.
Thank you to everyone who supported this event and to those who generously donated raffle prizes.
What a glorious day! 19 of us, including 2 new guests Chris and Nick,
set off from The Beehive Pub in Combs village.
Within 200 yards Brian’s
usual splendid effort at shining his and Ursula’s boots was ruined when
we crossed mucky cattle bog. Leader, distracted by chattering, lead
everyone astray briefly before the correct bridge crossing of the little
river Meveril was found. Skirted Combs Reservoir, and after short
coffee break there, climbed up via Meveril Farm on the slopes of Lantern
Hill almost to top with great views of the glassy mirrored surface of
the reservoir. Down to Haylee Farm where 3 extremely noisy dogs chased
round and round us until called back by owner. Descent to Meveril Brook,
crossed by romantic little bridge, conveniently reaching Beehive Pub
for lunch time in the sunny open air.
After lunch, left the village by
the Dove Holes road, turning off down to Old Brook House, crossed
meadows and very tall stile to follow path by railway as far as Chapel.
Up the hill on long slow ascent through lovely beech woods to the road
just below Combs Edge. After gentle climb, down to Bank Hall Farm and
over the meadows for a short tea break enjoying late afternoon sun.
Having committed a total of 3 errors of walk leading, the Leader
narrowly escaped a spanking on reaching the cars at the Beehive Pub.