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COVID WALKS JUNE 2021

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This is the June selection of photos from members who have been energetically tackling the Covid restrictions in a variety of different ways and groups. Allan’s photos start with the familiar canal scenery – lock gates, bridges and even some war time remains. After the Liverpool Waterfront they moved to Rivington, Darwin and Turton Towers, Smithills Hall and Bolton’s Barrow Bridge 246 foot Chimney (see an excellent utube of its history).    Then, tiring of roaming the Lancashire fells Allan, Geoff and Mike went to the other extreme and they ascended the Lord’s Rake on Scafell from the Wastdale YHA. Alan and Edwina’s photos are in the Lakes but then they move on to Scotland: ..‘Weather mostly iffy, there's a very wet Edwina on a Corbett called Little Wyvis (it's not little at all). We had one glorious day, so I went on my own to climb a high and very remote Munro called Beinn Hearsgarnaich. It's near the end of a 21-mile single-track road that ends in the middle of nowhere

COVID WALKS APRIL 2021

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                                                                                                                                                     Allan J Covid Blog Walks - March  2021 Another Blog - just keeping in touch and sharing some of the walks that other members of the club are enjoying. Clearly many have been walking similar routes and it is always interesting to see things that one person walks past and another says : what on earth is that for?  and takes a photo of it ! There are many beautiful photos in this selection and I am delighted that the photographers are happy to share them with us. Thanks to Marcia, Tony, Geoff, Allan J, Mike C, Mike B and Alan A If any other members have photos or new discoveries they would like to show, please send them to me or let me know.         We follow a simple rule - no one should be on a photo if they do not wish to be. No predictions when we may be walking again - but it must be getting nearer! Happy Easter    Keep well and keep fi

COVID WALKS JANUARY 2021

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                                                                                                     Photo from Geoff   Another selection of beautiful, skilful, imaginative and entertaining photos to brighten up this rather grim period.  Please bear in mind that they were taken at different times and different  places and under different travel restrictions, some before Christmas, some before New Year and some very recently. Just enjoy them. If you yourself have some photos and would like to show them, please send them to me and I will gladly include them. Enjoy them and think ahead to when we are free to walk and chat in safety, thanks to the many generous people who keep us safe and the remarkable scientists who ensure our safety. As always, thanks to the photographers – Alan W, Marcia, Allan J, Mike C, Mike K, Mike B and Geoff for their skilful help. To open the album click on the address below  https://photos.app.goo.gl/RAr5nq9cqDhyZ7vv8                                        

COVID WALKS October 2020

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  This month’s Covid Blog 2020 reflects a medley of interests pursued by Club Members in the absence of the club walks during recent lock down, but before the ‘Very High Level Local Alert’. One or two members have managed mountain walks in areas rarely visited by our coach programme – Mike C to Wastwater, Geoff to Buttermere, Alan and Edwina to Helvellyn and then Glen Shee in Scotland. Marcia and Family revisit their favourite Derbyshire haunts and Pat   joins them on their 12m hike round Freshfield and Ainsdale Reserves. Mike B stays near to home also on the Reserve, and to nearby places of historical interest. Anne and Mike cross the Cheshire Plain and explore Frodsham and Hale. Finally, Allan J explores the area through the lens of his camera with an interesting selection of some artistic photography.   Thanks to our regular photographers Alan W, Marcia, Mike C, Mike K, Mike B and Geoff we have an album of pictures for you to enjoy. As usual click on the address below: https://pho

Covid Walks September 2020

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  Thank you for the grand selection of photographs and suggestions of walks you have kindly sent in. There’s such a wide range of routes and areas still available.  Without being too pessimistic I think we may need them! Keep well and keep fit – and enjoying your walking. https://photos.app.goo.gl/EfKNSS4NP1aoP5vH7

BORROWDALE WEEKEND July/August 2020

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  Borrowdale Weekend 31 July to 3 August 2020 Borrowdale Weekend 31 July to 3 August 2020 A group of 14 members was able to take advantage of eased restrictions to get back to some fell walking in the Lake District, this weekend having been deferred from May. Car sharing was somewhat limited so members either met up or did their own thing on the sweltering hot Friday journeying to the hotel accommodation. Glaramara had set out clear one-way systems and dining was split into two rooms instead of the usual one. Food as usual was excellent. Saturday started out less promising, and those who had planned to do Scafell Pike decided to leave it until Sunday, instead driving to Honister Pass to do Fleetwith Pike, down to Gatesgarth and up Robinson and Dale Head, a tough walk with considerable ascent. Other walks included the waterfalls of Langstrath or a walk from Keswick over Walla Crag and High Seat and via Watendlath. Barry decided to add on Dale Head as a little extra at the end of t

June 2020 In Touch

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June 2020                                     Keeping in Touch  I hope you are all keeping well and fit and rearing to go.... Mike Kirby has kindly made his videos available to brighten up your days and remind you of some of the walks you may have enjoyed over the past couple of years. Browse through them but don’t miss the Langdale and Crib Goch ones. He has reattached the links to walks below. You can watch them without getting your feet wet... Thank you Mike K. https://youtu.be/MtVxA-YqGP4 Ambleside to Windermere Feb 2020 https://youtu.be/rF8FsLS22YM Sedbergh November 2019 https://youtu.be/ThZ5z4yGbI0 Hawes August 2019 https://youtu.be/GqB-nzBPU-M Langdale August 2019 https://youtu.be/wcuuvs_dnlA Seatoller June 2019 https://youtu.be/6O7Zg2Jnyvc Cracoe to Grassington May 2019 https://youtu.be/7OcyouC0zxQ Pillar May 2019 https://youtu.be/X95Xqca7Zk8 Whiteside to Grisedale Pike May 2019 https://youtu.be/MQQou4I2ImU Crib Go