Sunday, 29 May 2016

Weekend at Malham 27 to 29/05/2016

Harvey arranged a weekend away at Malham YHA.

Chris H. ready for the underworld




Goredale Scar


Orchid


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Walk Chadkirk 25/05/2016

Brian B. led a walk around Chadkirk.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Walk the Welsh Aqueducts 22/05/2016

Chris S. led a walk from Trevor canal basin over the Pontcysyllite aqueduct along the Llangollen canal , lanes to Offas dyke walk, Chirk castle , Chirk aqueduct , back along canal through 2 long dark canal tunnels.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Pub night The Spring Gardens 20/05/2016

Colin and Helen 20.30hrs 20/05/2016 hosted a pub night at the Spring Gardens pub on Compstall road at Marple Bridge. Some people decided to eat there before the  meet.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Walk Castlefield 18/05/2016

Phil W. led a Wednesday evening walk around Castlefield Deansgate in Central Manchester. Phil has an encyclopaedic knowledge of its history and architecture.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Walk Cheedale 15/05/2016

Howard led a walk around Cheedale 15/05/2016.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Forest of Dean W/E 13 to 16/05/2016

Chris S. arranged a weekend at CSMA Whitemead forest park at Parkend in the Forest of Dean. We walked and cycled, used the swimming/bubble pool/sauna/steam room. Some did trips out, bird watching, steam train trip, live music, dancing, partying and ate out.  

On the punt ferry at Symonds Yat on the river Wye



Campbel bouncing on Biblins Bridge


bluebells

Sunbathing mutiny near Llandogo

Our apartments at Whitemead forest park


Pub Night Bulls Head Poynton 13/05/2016

Sue and Pete H. hosted a pub night 20:30hrs 13/05/2016 at The Bulls Head Poynton.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Walk New Mills 12/05/2016

Gill J. led a Thursday walk around New Mills and Birch Vale.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Walk Higher Poynton 11/05/2016

Steve and Alison W. led a Wednesday evening walk from Nelson pit CP into Lyme park and back along Macclesfield canal. Some went in the Boars Head pub after.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Walk Hollingworthall Moor 08/05/2016

Les H. led a walk from Hobson Hall road to the Trig point at Wild Bank Hill then over Hollingworthall Moor to the 2 Swineshaw reservoirs then to the Bull pub at Tintwistle after refreshments to Arnfield, Devils Bridge, Brushes reservoir, circuitous return. It was a warm sunny day with hazy distant views. Les said it was 10 miles??^^^^.




Friday, 6 May 2016

Pub Night The Victoria Offerton 06/05/2016

20:30hrs. 06/05/2016 . John H. hosted a pub night at the Victoria on Hall street Offerton Stockport.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Walk Rose Hill 04/05/2016

19:30Hrs 04/05/2016.  Jack led our first Wednesday evening walk of this year. We met at Rose Hill railway station walked along the Middlewood way then upto the Ridge at Marple then on to the Peak forest canal to Marple then back to Rose Hill, some then went into the Railway pub. The warm evening encouraged a large turn out.

Martin B. wrote:
After enjoying the spectacle of our fleet of swifts arriving in our street to set up their summer quarters – good timing as there are suddenly plenty of insects in the warmer weather - we had the pleasure of joining Stockport Walking and Outdoors Group (SWOG) on their first evening excursion of the season, led by Marple aficionado Jack, on mostly familiar paths around Marple, principally the Middlewood Way and the Peak Forest Canal towpath. Luckily, there aren’t stiles on those sections, though the link over Marple Ridge did produce a few delays as it took some time to get 45 people and numerous dogs over or through a variety of obstacles, and through a field of horses on that section of the walk.
It had been a lovely warm day, and it continued that way until well beyond dusk, by which time we were sipping pints of Unicorn in the Railway, chatting to ‘armless Tracey the ‘Scone Lady’, and commiserating with Manchester City supporters after their team had been dumped out of the Champion’'s League.
There was a lovely sunset, followed by some nice reflections along the canal. A few of my snaps from the evening are included below:

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along the middlewood way

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The Peak forest and Marple canal junction

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crossing the marple canal

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Walk Harry Hut & Kinder 01/05/2016

Ann D. led a walk to Harry Hut and over Kinder.