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The social committee decided to organize a ceilidh for everyone to join in this autumn. It meant members of all ages could come to Richmond and dance all evening.

The highlight of November 2017 was undoubtedly Mick's Big, Big, Birthday Ride. 14 people turned up, despite the weather forecast, at Bishop Auckland to join Mick on the ride to Barnard Castle to celebrate his 70th. The day was not quite as wet as forecast but the wind was stronger.

The Eighth Annual Mountain Bike Section Cake-Off took place in early November on a lovely sunny Sunday. Everybody met up at our house in Richmond and left their cakes in the kitchen to await our return.

When I suggested a weekend in Hawkshead in November my fingers were well and truly crossed. And it worked! We had three dry, mild days with hardly any wind - a great result.

Calva & Fremington Edge from Reeth, Thursday 9th November 2017

Isobel admires curtain formations in Gour Hall

We'd planned this trip as an easy SRT excursion to Heron Pot. Heron has a couple of short pitches and an optional way out at the bottom. It does carry a decent stream however and high water levels make the pitches dangerous and the bottom exit impossible.

High levels forced us onto an easy section so a run down from Croft to Neasham today. Three kingfishers, lots of herons and several crocodiles cunningly disguised as logs. One tree strewn rapid needed portaging by some of the group though Alan, Emily and I got down okay.

Garvellachs looking south - picture James Brimmell

This trip was billed as a medium multi day sea kayaking trip to a group of islands situated in the Firth of Lorn. The opportunity inspired three new sea kayak paddlers to take on the trip all having done two or three single day trips experiencing a variety of conditions.

The mystery tour attracted 8 riders at the start including the navigator. John H, Peter B, Steve and Mark L, Roly, Alec and Richard H. Setting off promptly at 10:00 O'Clock as a few people wished to be back by 17:00 p.m.

CARLTON IN COVERDALE – 27 Aug 2017

Penhill Round 14 September 2017

KISDON HILL AND KELD SIDE 7th Sept 2017

Two Dales Walk – Sunday 3 September 2017

On Sunday 20th August seven of us set off to Flamborough Head for an easy trip along the coast from South Landing to North Landing.  Some of us earned our picnic lunch by carrying all the boats down from the car park; whereas others timed their car shuttle perfectly, returning just as the last ka

Seven intrepid paddlers of mixed abilities met at Flamborough South Landing to Paddle around Flamborough Head.  After changing into gear, shuttling the vehicles and carrying the boats down to the water line we sprang into action and ate lunch.

How best to describe this weekends intrepid walkers?  Leading the pack and showing us how it should be done were a couple of hardened veterans, a replacement but well travelled leader and his Alpine walking buddy, plus some regular companions and thrown into the mix a couple of newbies who obviou

Leyburn Shawl and Wensley – Thursday 3rd August

Carol & Steve’s 2 day walking trip to the Lakes 13th & 14th July, 2017

Masham Circular 8 June 2017

It could have been the miserable forecast – or perhaps people having a lie in to be fresh for results night on the General Election – but we had a modest turn out of 4 on this one.

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