Showing posts from January, 2020


Remember - the next walk 2nd February 2020 is AMBLESIDE The sun shone all day with a low temperature and plenty of frost.   Unfortunately the ice was nor always as solid as it appeared and there were some domestic casualties on the way:    Karen completely losing her boot, Leslie thigh deep in mud and many other near misses. All groups left the coach at Crowden and were able to see the reservoirs at their best. The Oldhams went north over Featherbed Moss, Whetstone Edge and Hollingworth to trace a modest round of 1800 feet but still 14 miles. At one stage they had to brave the persistent and inconvenient friendship of a Shetland pony and a donkey. There’s a suspicion is that the animals chose the wrong competitors. Stuart and John took off up Torside Clough like greyhounds. They crossed the Bleaklow Summit, down to Dr’s Gate and down the Roman Road and home.... Geoff’s group went north to approach Bleaklow Summit from Black Clough, and then down to D

ABER TO CONWAY 5th Jan 2020

  Important Calendar Change - check below for the venues and routes for the next two walks  On Sunday the ‘Conwy Peninsula’ was criss-crossed by a web of nine complicated walks ranging from seven to fourteen miles. With a brisk westerly wind behind them five groups: the Oldhams, the Stuarts, Geoff’s, Steve’s and Mike’s groups all walked up the well known North Wales track from Aber up to Bwlch y Ddweufaen following the Pylon Power lines.  The Oldhams quickly branched off for Foel Lwyd to add a few hundred feet to their walk, while the rest continued up the Roman Road. At Ddweufaen the parties split again.  Stuart took to Tal-y-Fan ridge and followed the paths over Cefni Maen Amor to eventually reach the Synchnant and then descend by Conwy Mountain.  Steve and Mike’s groups continued over the ridge down past the ancient burial chamber Maen y Bardd to Rhiw from where they headed north on a maze of paths and lanes parallel to the river Conway back to the to