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Coalsgarthdale 7 May 2020

I donned my shorts for the first time this year on another sunny day in lockdown and headed off for a solitary walk as Ron was busy with his lockdown project of building a shed cum summerhouse at the bottom of the garden.

I visited Hackfall Woods near Masham on 30 April.   They are magnificent at the moment in their spring finery and I took a few photos of the bluebells.

Bruce Stainsby

Here is a selection of photographs taken by members on their permitted daily exercise walks.

Geraint sent in photos of celandines and wood anenomes at Round Howe car park.

Geoff sent in photos of a carpet of bluebells at Cotcliffe Woods near Northallerton.

Bluebells at Aske

I looked at the SOC walk programme for today and realised that a walk from Gunnerside was out of the question so I headed out from my front door on a short (5 mile) walk.

Then there were two of us....

There were 13 lucky souls out to enjoy the sunshine in Upper Teesdale.

I have just received this brief email from Trevor -

Race postponed for 10 months.  Need to be out of the Philippines by Thursday night.  Depending whether l need to go into UK quarantine l should be back on the hill with SOC reasonably soon.


12 March 2020 – The Crackpots Mosaic Trail in Dallowgill

We were a party of 12 on this walk in and around Dallowgill – just to the west of Kirkby Malzeard.

Sanya Tropical Paradise - Leg 5 Clipper Round The World

Middleham Thursday 13 February

Along the River Tees from Barnard Castle

Easby, Skeeby and Aske


So here I am again motoring through the Doldrums Corridor, this time on the Solomon Sea rather than the Atlantic Ocean, as in September 2019.

“You win some, you lose some”

A few photos from Jill Wiseman's walk from West Tanfield on 9 January 2020

Graham Rogers caught on camera drinking a coffee at the end of a walk. He is expected to make a full recovery!

(In Masham too, where beer is not in short supply!) - PK


Fifteen walkers turned up in Richmond Market Place to catch the 10.05 bus up the Dale to Downholme – we nearly filled the bus – and James joined us at Hudswell Steps.

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