Previous Trips

High Pike 25 May

Posted by Yvonne Armitage on 2020-05-27

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

Coalsgarthdale 7 May 2020

Posted by Pat Kassell on 2020-05-10

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.

More bluebells 30 April

Posted by Bruce Stainsby on 2020-05-02

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

Along the Swale 23 April 2020

Posted by Caroline Stott on 2020-04-29

Along the Swale

Bluebells and more April 2020

Posted by Pat Kassell on 2020-04-28

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.

Ed's contribution is of the bluebells at Raby North Wood.

Chris K also sent in bluebells at Whorl Hill Wood.

Frank, meanwhile, found a purple orchid at Willance's Leap.

Bluebells at Aske 26 April 2020

Posted by Pat Kassell on 2020-04-26

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.

I headed up the streets of Richmond to Bend Hagg where all was quiet on the golf course with no danger of flying golf balls.  The route around the fields towards Aske took me past a wonderful show of bluebells in Low Wood.  These have flowered this week as there was no sign of them when I walked this way last Sunday!  The sun was shining on the lake at Aske Hall. 

Life in a Bubble 7 April 2020

Posted by Graham Rogers on 2020-04-08

Then there were two of us....

A walk in sunny Teesdale 19 March 2020

Posted by Graham Moss on 2020-03-23

There were 13 lucky souls out to enjoy the sunshine in Upper Teesdale.  Starting from Middleton in Teesdale, a climb up to Middleside where we wondered at the exposure of the Whinsill outcrops above Holwick and the views to upper Teesdale, with Crossfell and the Dufton radar dome highlighted with streaks of winter snow.  Descending into Newbiggin to note the old chapel and its conversion to a home we had a pleasant break before the steep climb in to Red Groove.

Latest from Trevor on Zhuhai

Posted by Pat Kassell on 2020-03-17

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.


The Crackpots Mosaic Trail in Dallowgill 12 March 2020

Posted by Geoff Wall on 2020-03-13

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.