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On the 28th July myself and five other fellow canoeists met in Port Appin with the intention to circumnavigate Lismore, which is an island slightly north west of Oban.    After packing our boats in Port Appin, which was heaving with visitors in their crispy clean outdoor gear, we set o

We’re meeting at 9.30 on Saturday at the sea kayakers’ car park Clive wrote in his email as trip organiser. Easier said than done when working until 6pm Friday. Still, my sleep in the back of the car at Arrochar was more comfortable than the following night!

Ten of us met up at the car park in front of the closed Travellers Rest pub, though not before some awkward manoeuvring into the limited space available.  Before setting off I took the opportunity to explain the current well-advanced plans to buy and re-open the Travellers as a community pub.  A

Hay Meadows in Walden 4 July 2021

Muker & Oxnop Gill  17 June 2021

On occasion, everything comes together to create a perfect walking day.  This was one of those days.

A Wander in Wensleydale

10 club members assembled in Leyburn market place for the walk led by Brian.  The forecast was cloudy with possible rain later in the day; how wrong they were.

Tunstall Reservoir Thursday 6 May 2021

Nine walkers joined Graham and me for a walk from Wolsingham taking in the scenic delights of Weardale - an area seldom visited by the section.


A fine, dry day.  Not unusual for April this year, but also, with almost constant sunshine, warmer than much of the month.  So, a very enjoyable stroll for just 5 of us: Ann Luxmoore, Jennifer and Mark Fitzgerald as well as Gwyneth and myself.

Geoff Harker Memorial Walk April 2021

Sunshine and Snow 11 February 2021

We took advantage of the recent dismal weather to re-decorate our hall and stairs but, after two weeks of rubbing down and re-painting 9 doors, we were glad to head out yesterday for a local walk in the sunshine.

PRE-LOCKDOWN BREAKS – Episode 2 – Shropshire Hills

Along The Shawl to Wensley

I was joined by Sharon, Yvonne and Brian for a walk along The Shawl from Leyburn.  Early snow showers improved to a sunny afternoon with great views from The Shawl on our way to Wensley. 


PRE-LOCKDOWN BREAKS – Episode 1 – Derwent Bank

Looking through some holiday photos from earlier in the year on a recent wet day made me think how lucky we were back in March to go on a couple of HF Holiday walking breaks just before lockdown.

Brompton Loop

Patrick organised two groups on the day the walking programme re-started after Lockdown 2.

These curious sheep greeted Yvonne and I at the end of a fine autumn day’s recce of my Barningham Moor walk.  Got to grab the fine days when they come along!

Kate Mountford

A Weekend in Weardale

I realise that we have been conspicuous by our absence since the lockdown, so I thought it was time I contributed something to the Section this year, if only in the form of a walk (or walks) report.

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