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Group photo of the fifteen who walked 8 miles on Geoff Harker's annual Memorial Walk, led by his twin brother Brian,from Surrender Bridge on Thursday 21 July. 

After the walk we were joined by John and Maura for a very enjoyable afternoon tea at Low Row village Hall. 

Walking Weekend – SOC and Richmond Norwegian Twinning Association

Great late winter’s day in Swaledale.

Five bikers on a variety of two wheeled apparatus set off from the Fountains Lane car park in Guisborough heading up Butts Lane and into the woods.

Back in January, the 20th to be precise, three intrepid mountain bikers climbed Black Hambleton for a moonrise. The moon certainly rose but cloud made it a bit of a non event. So a fast descent into the forest for some spills (yours truly) and thrills. A bit of a ride around the forest breaks bef

Impromptu Walk from Marske

Eleven of us met at Marske to walk to Helwith via Telfit  and back along the ridge - 6 miles.

The weather was lovely: sunny, crisp and no wind.  The walk  fitted in perfectly  between Storms Malik and Corrie.



Impromptu walk in Arkengarthdale

On Sunday 12 December about 30 walkers enjoyed a splendid Christmas lunch at The Station in Richmond following two walks of about six miles.

A motley crew, maybe not the people but the bikes, assembled at Marske in Swaledale for what was to be a cold but almost dry ride. If ever there was a mixture of bikes this was definitely it. An Ebike, a Hard Tail, a Full Suss & a Fat Bike.

15 of us caught  the bus to Downholme Bridge and walked back to Richmond along the north side of the river. It was a  beautiful sunny cold crisp day.  We met Patrick and Brian doing a much longer route --- theirs all on foot.

Ann Luxmoore

A chilly start from Carlton in Coverdale led to people putting on extra layers.  Fifteen of us set off down the steep, wooded hill to Caygill Bridge and uphill to the typical dales village of West Scrafton.  We then followed the road to just before Nathwaite Bridge and through pasture to Swinesid

Upper Wharfedale 14 November 2021

12 walkers joined Ed on a walk over Kirkcarrion from Middleton-in-Teesdale.  They enjoyed the winter sun with stunning views over Lunedale and also negotiated several streams.

A minor cold pandemic reduced our numbers drastically, leaving four male bikers to enjoy a windy but beautiful autumn day out. Kepwick bank is always a good warm up but great views over to the Dales is always a decent reward. We picked up the Paradise trail for a short distance before making the

Friday was Guy Fawkes night and seven mountain bikers gathered at Clay Bank car park to take to the high ground to see the fireworks over Teesside. Traffic proved a bit heavy and caught some out resulting in a ten minute delay to the start to the ride, a bit of Hikey Bikey up the Cleveland way so

Autumn Sunshine on the North York Moors

If memory serves me correctly, I joined SOC in late 1992. In the intervening 29 years I have been on and led canoeing and caving meets. Been on Fell Runs, done marathons and sections of relays. Including one relay where our Chairman and I were propositioned (but that’s another story!).

Caldbergh and the River Cover from Middleham 21 October 2021

It was a chilly sunny Autumn day when we arrived at Middleham for our 8 mile walk.   

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