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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.   

Jill was joined by Geoff for a lovely 8 mile walk from Nether Silton over Thimbleby Moor with stunning autumn colours.

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.

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