Previous Trips

An Epic Day Out

Posted by Graham Rogers on 2015-10-03
An Epic Day Out
Between the long arms of Loch Maree and little Loch Broom in Wester Ross lies a great tangle of mountain country.

By Oxclose Road 3 September 2015

Posted by John Deighton on 2015-09-11

 By Oxclose Road 3 September 2015

We met just east of Carperby on a fine morning, 12 members of SOC intent on having a good walk in this very pleasant part of Wensleydale.

Bainbridge 5 September 2015

Posted by Trevor Thurlow on 2015-09-07

Bainbridge – 5 September 2015

We were blessed with a beautiful day for this rare Saturday outing for the Walking Section. Blue skies and bright sunshine, with superb visibility due to what could only be described as ‘an autumnal nip in the air’.

Kangchenjunga Nepal November 2014

Posted by Trevor Thurlow on 2015-08-31

Kangchenjunga – Nepal – November 2014

In November 2014, together with fellow Walking Section members Bob & Linda Heywood; Ian Dale and Graham Moss, I joined KE Expeditions for their trekking holiday to the North and South Base Camps of Kangchenjunga – the world’s 3rd highest mountain at 8,598m (28,210ft). 

This was my first trip to the Himalaya’s – the world’s greatest mountain range and the 26 day adventure was to prove to be a great trekking; cultural; photographic; humbling and exhausting adventure.

Troutbeck Medley 23 August 2015

Posted by Trevor Thurlow on 2015-08-31


Following a couple of “we have every chance to get soaked and blown off the hill” and “the weatherman has changed his mind and it could be ok after all” bulletins, sent out in the days leading up to the walk, it was good to see 8 SOC members join me under blue skies and very warm weather conditions at Ambleside on the Sunday morning.

Kettlewell 20 August 2015

Posted by Trevor Thurlow on 2015-08-31

Kettlewell – 20 August 2015

Despite a favourable weather forecast lightweight waterproofs were again a sensible requirement as the we set off on this inter-dale walk from Wharfedale over to Littondale and back.

Currack Rigg 13 August 2015

Posted by Graham Rogers on 2015-08-15

Currack Rigg 13 August 2015

Nineteen walkers turned out for this walk on a glorious summer’s day. We had done a recce on the route a few days before in similar weather. We were glad we did because it is not the easiest one to follow but well worth the effort. On that occasion we encountered a hiker, accompanied by his girlfriend, carrying a florescent red mattress on his back. I didn’t ask why; too much for my fevered imagination.

The Monk's Trod 2 August 2015

Posted by Dave Styan on 2015-08-14

The Monk's Trod

2 August 2015

Arriving in Egton Bridge in the rain we were greeted by a full car park - presumably all in the church as none were SOC members!! However, we were soon joined by 2 more SOC cars bringing the number of walkers to 7. I was just about to start explaining why the walk had been billed as “The Monk’s Trod” when another SOC car arrived - they had taken the pretty, but somewhat slower, way driving down Eskdale.

Lordstones 12 July 2015

Posted by Len Pope on 2015-07-15

Impromptu Walk from Lordstones – Sunday 12th July 2015

In order to provide an alternative for those walkers not attending the Annual Club Camp, I put out an e-mail to the section on Friday 10th July inviting those who wished to join me on an impromptu walk (not in Club programme).

Eight walkers (Judith W, Sharon, Rob Mc, Mike P, Keith F, Joe R, Brian and Geoff) turned out to accompany me on the walk from Lordstones.

Goathland, Egton Bridge & Grosmont, SOC Camp 11 July 2015

Posted by Steve Charlton on 2015-07-13

Goathland, Egton Bridge & Grosmont, SOC Camp Saturday 11th July, 2015

Carol & Steve agreed to lead a walk at short notice. We’d researched t’interweb and found what seemed like a nice walk taking in some moorland, woods and riverside paths and of course, steam trains. We met at Goathland car park and were delighted to see that 14 walkers plus Sweep the dog from the camp had decided to join us.