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Romaldkirk and the Teesdale Way

Mark Ireland, Andrew Hogarth and I were all set for a classic hut to hut ski tour in the Silvretta Alps on the Austria / Switzerland border. Everything was booked and even the weather was looking settled and very promising. Then coronavirus got in the way.

More Dreams.... Penhill. 9 July 2020

Socially distanced walking at the top of Pen Hill.

Frank led a great walk today up Pen Hill.

Kate M

West Burton Flower Meadows

Along Scots Dike to Stanwick – 26 May

I have driven from Richmond to Stanwick and have also cycled but never walked, so with the possibility of being able to do this as a linear walk, I plotted a route with my new OS online mapping skills (10 miles).  Thanks Geoff W for all your help.

Three Walks for the Price of One

Having returned to the UK on Friday 20 March my plan was to swap my sailing kit for walking kit and head out into the hills as soon as possible with my SOC friends.  The UK going into lockdown three days later put paid to that little plan.

Yvonne and friend Zak on High Pike near Kirkby Stephen on 25 May.

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

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