Previous Trips

"Carry on through the Clag": Barningham and the Stang 10 January 2016

Posted by Graham Rogers on 2016-01-15

"Carry on through the Clag":  Barningham and the Stang 10 January 2016

'Trudge through the Sludge': Ravensworth 7 January 2016

Posted by Yvonne Armitage on 2016-01-09

Ravensworth 7 January 2016

Boxing Day 2015

Posted by John Deighton on 2016-01-07

Boxing Day Walk 2015

It was raining when we met in Richmond Market Place, as it had rained almost every day since early November. Only three members today (including leader), the smallest group ever since the annual Boxing Day walk was started over 30 years ago.

Because of high river level with flooded fields and very muddy conditions generally I had changed the route, cutting out some of the very boggy terrain.

Uldale and Wandale 17 December 2015

Posted by Graham Rogers on 2015-12-22

Uldale and Wandale 17 December 2015

Surrender Bridge-Gunnerside 10 December 2015

Posted by Richard Wright on 2015-12-15

Surrender Bridge- Gunnerside  10.12.2015

 In the after math of Storm Desmond and flooding in Cumbria, Thursday’s 8 mile walk from Surrender Bridge, via Blades, Gunnerside, Winterings and return by Hard Level Gill proved to be quite pleasant, as depicted in Trevor’s photographs.  There were some puddles, muddy patches and a short downpour with hail, but our group of 10  were well prepared.

As Richard  was unwell that day, I led it- well mostly from the middle and the back! Thanks to all.

Gwyneth Wright

Howgills 6 December 2015

Posted by Trevor Thurlow on 2015-12-14

Howgill Fells – 6 December 2015

It was possibly not the best day to go to Cumbria, it having been designated a ‘Disaster Area’ after receiving a record amount of rainfall overa 24 hour period. However, the walk was in the programme and 4 hardy SOC members were determined to do it – if we could get there. Which we did after a slightly interesting drive over, through and around the flood debris and small landslips from the day before.

Grasmere/Langdale 29 November 2015

Posted by Trevor Thurlow on 2015-11-30

Grasmere / Langdale – 29 November 2015

The weatherman said it would rain then rain harder with strong winds and gusts up to 60-70mph, improving in the afternoon. For once the weatherman was exactly right.

Forewarned that the planned walk on the high fell tops was likely to be slightly inhospitable, potentially spoiling our enjoyment, four hardy souls opted for a slightly lower route but still taking in the delights of Grasmere and the Langdale Valley.

Marske 26 November 2015

Posted by Yvonne Armitage on 2015-11-30

Marske 26 November 2105

Hubberholme 12 November 2015

Posted by Trevor Thurlow on 2015-11-15

Hubberholme – 12 November 2015

Geoff, Glenys, Joe and Yvonne joined me for a repeat of the recent Richmond Walking & Book Festival‘s ‘Upper Wharfedale Panorama’ walk from Hubberholme, in Langstrothdale.  A hamlet which that famous son of Yorkshire - J B Priestley, described as ‘The smallest, pleasantest place in the world’.

We strode out for all of 100 metres, on a bright sunny morning after what had been a few very wet and windy days, before stopping to view the Norman, St Michael & All Angels Church where Priestley’s ashes rest.

Melbeck Moor 1 November 2015

Posted by Frank Broughton on 2015-11-02

Melbeck Moor, Sunday 1st November 2015

 The forecast said cloudy with strong winds and hill fog. Fortunately the weather ignored the forecast and eight walkers set off from Surrender Bridge on a clear morning, in balmy sunshine with barely the hint of a breeze.