Previous Trips

High Force and Holwick Scars 19 January 2017

Posted by Graham Rogers on 2017-01-20

After two minutes of walking, Graham was relieved to see a pub in the distance.


High Force and Holwick Scars

19 January 2017

Gilling West. 5 Jan 2017.

Posted by Richard Wright on 2017-01-09

Gilling West – 5 Jan 2017.

Knowing my usual luck with the weather, I thought an easy local walk with a comfortable dry coffee stop would be the best bet for early January, but I needn’t have worried as 5 Jan was a beautiful crisp sunny winter day.

Barnard Castle to Cotherstone Thursday 22nd December 2016

Posted by Len Pope on 2017-01-08

Barnard Castle to Cotherstones and back - Thursday 22nd December

My Thursday walk went very well and was thoroughly enjoyed by Ann & Geoff Wall, the only ones to turn out. The weather at the start was not very promising, but very soon cleared, with reasonable going underfoot, apart from a little slip by Geoff.
We only had a brief shower at Cotherstone, the half way point, which had been preceded by wonderful rainbows along the way.

Ripon Sanctuary Way – 22 November 2016

Posted by Geoff Wall on 2017-01-01
Ripon Sanctuary Way – 22 November 2016

Reeth to Marrick 1 December 2017

Posted by Graham Rogers on 2016-12-01
Reeth to Marrick
Sixteen walkers joined me today for a short six-mile circular from Reeth. We set off for Grinton in some glorious winter sunshine, along the Swale, before climbing up to pass through fields via a string of stiles of varying design to reach Marrick Priory.

Hawnby Walk 27 November 2017

Posted by Linda Heywood on 2016-12-01

 Hawnby Walk  27.11.17

Seven stalwarts and leader met for an early start at Hawnby church with the expectation of a good stride of 12.5 miles and improving weather prospects.

Bob led us south  over  Hawnby bridge, where we turned left to cross  “clarty” fields to follow the River Rye. We ascended to   the deciduous Cliff  wood,  eventually dropping down  alongside the river. At one stage the leaves and steep muddy banks, necessitated crossing a wooden walkway, which in itself proved treacherous.

Great Gable 13th November 2016

Posted by Alan Scott on 2016-11-30

Great Gable 13th November 2016

It is 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and so this year’s Remembrance Service is a particularly poignant one. The summit of Great Gable is a war memorial dedicated to the members of the Fell and Rock Club killed in the First World War and subsequent conflicts and every year a memorial service takes place at 11.00am on Remembrance Day.

High Cup Nick – Sunday 6 November 2016

Posted by Trevor Thurlow on 2016-11-10

High Cup Nick – Sunday 6 November 2016


The weather was something of a shock for us as we drew back the curtains on the third day of the Club’s Dufton Youth Hostel Event – it was snowing steadily.

Reeth 30 October 2016

Posted by Steve Charlton on 2016-11-06

Reeth 30 October 2016

British Summer time ended this weekend giving us all an extra hour in bed. It was a glorious mid Autumn day as we met at Reeth Village Green for our walk up Fremington Edge. Tim & Berni, Mark T, Mike Palmer, Len & Joan, Yvonne and Brian Harker joined us.

Barney Beck Swaledale 20 October 2016 In Memoriam Geoff Harker

Posted by Graham Rogers on 2016-10-22

Barney Beck Swaledale 20 October 2016

In Memoriam Geoff Harker

This was a memorable day in many respects.  It is a tribute to Geoff’s memory that some thirty six members of the SOC assembled on Reeth Green to pay tribute, to remember a good friend of the club and to express their appreciation for Geoff’s generous bequest which his brother Brian presented to our section leader, Trevor Thurlow. It was a moving occasion.