Saturday, 25 May 2013

Mystery Walk 19th May 2013

Mystery Walk 19th May 2013

Hi All,

Todays walk started with nine of us setting off from Tideswell crossing about 8 fields to join the Pennine Bridleway,which we followed into Weston a small hamlet with a few farms and houses,as we walked down the road we were met by two dogs that were jumping up and down behind a garden gate and another farm dog that came to meet us.

 We walked down the road and along Peter Dale to the end then up the hill to Wormhill,here we managed to find two seats for us all to sit down and have lunch in the sun,we then headed downhill and followed the river Wye spotting a lot of Trout in the river then walked up onto the Monsal Trail which was very busy with walkers and cyclists.

 We stayed on the trail for a few mile before coming off it and dropping downhill & crossing the River Wye near Ravenstor Youth Hostel then heading up Tideswell Dale spotting all the carvings of animals on the way and finally back in Tideswell where everyone said how they had enjoyed the walk.


Angelsey Weekend 19th May 2013

Anglesey Weekend .

The recent weekend 10 swog members went to some apartments in Treaddur bay Anglesey. Weekend what done by Chris Shea and the apartments were a high standard and very large. We had great views looking over the bay from the lounge window

 We did two walks over the weekend, The first started from Holyhead area and walking along the coast before crossing inland to a fine pub doing fine ales. Where we met some of the people on the short walk. From here we rejoined the coast path to head back to Treaddur bay. Where Chris drove us back to the cars to pick them up.

 After a short rest some of us did a short run before the meal that Chris booked at a local pub. The next day we drove over the east side of the island to Amlwch where we walked on a rollar coaster path north to Comaes before turning back inland to the start. In the evening eight us went to the Chinese where we had a great meal if little slow. The final day everyone did different things from Little Orme, Steam Rally and Seafood lunch. A great weekend Thanks Chris


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Stanton Moor 12 May 2013

Stanton Moor 12 May 2013

11 brave souls set out from the free Winster car park at 10.40am in fine weather but with rain threatened by the Met.Office by 4pm. Our initial route over fields and woodland soon took us by the ruin of an engine house as we climbed to reach our coffee stop on a sheltered grassy bank. Afterwards we proceeded by lane and over the edge of ploughed fields, passing some inquisitive llamas and soon after a peacock or two at Barn Farm.

 Venturing next onto Stanton Moor we passed a tall tower and then eventually reached the Nine Ladies Stone Circle. Here we took lunch at 12.30pm as the weather was still just about fine. After lunch, and after some fun and games trying to find the best route to the Cork Stone, we succeeded, tramped on down into Birchover, and rewarded ourselves with a drink and a good break at the Druid Inn.

 Refreshed, we set off towards the gritstone tor known as Robin Hood's Stride. Jo and I went in search of the nearby Hermit's cave whilst the others put on their waterproofs.The rest of the afternoon consisted of minor road and field paths, first to Elton (where the former Youth Hostel was identified), and later on a section of the Limestone Way, before heading directly into Winster and the public toilets at 4.20pm.

 Thanks to Chris H, Chris S, Pete H, Howard, Dave & Jo, Trish, Paula, Gill, and Shaun (who took the photos) for their company during the hike.

 Les H