Previous Trips

A Gentle Introduction to the Monros (Part 1)

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-04-08

A GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO WINTER MUNROS

 

Carol completes West Highland Way – 11 months on !

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-04-08

 

Carol completes

West Highland Way
– 11 months on !

 

SOC Family Walk

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-04-08

SOC Family Walk, Saturday 19th March 2011  

 

Halton Gill

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-04-06

Halton Gill

3 April 2011

On of the finest walks known to man is the distance between the bar at the Queen’s Arms, Litton, with  a frothing pint of the pub brew in hand, to a comfortable seat overlooking Littondale.

Winter Monros Part 2

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-04-04

A Gentle Introduction to Winter Munros (part 2 of 3)

 

Day 2. 14 Feb 2011. Stob Coire Syriodain. 979m/3212ft.

A Walk on the 'Blind Side' (1)

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-04-01

A Walk on the ‘Blind Side’

Medieval Lynchet Terraces: Fremington, Swaledale

Litton/Pen-y-ghent

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-04-01

 

Walking Section Report:  Sunday 30 March 2011

Litton/Pen-y-ghent

Across the Barf

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-01-06

After parking near the Punch Bowl at Feetham 13 of us followed the bridleway up to Smarber, where a farm has stood since Viking times. Onward we walked, through Rowleth Wood (where the bushes badly need cutting back) and a number of snow covered fields before dropping down to Gunnerside via the little lane (so beloved by Swaledale Marathon participants). We walked up Gunnerside Gill, passing remnants of the the former lead mining industry and stopping to examine ruined ore storage, crushing and screening remains.

Richmond Walk

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2010-12-05

Six hardy souls braved the weather to gather at Richmond Market Place for a ten mile walk exploring some of the less travelled paths in the local area. Billed in the programme as “easy”it proved to be a bit tougher than that in conditions which in places included knee deep snow. Len had brought along three sets of instep crampons which certainly proved useful for those who wore them. The rest of us relied on our big feet and big boots to stay upright as we half-walked, half slid out of Richmond en route for Easby.

Semer Water from Bainbridge

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2010-11-18

A hardy group of 10 gathered at Bainbridge on a damp misty morning.  We set off up the old Roman road known as Cam High Road at a good pace and stopped for a coffee break before turning off left, up towards Marsett.  The ‘sett’ ending of Marsett and nearby Countersett is an old Norse word meaning ‘hill pasture’ and both hamlets remain classic examples of traditional Dales farming communities. Slightly further on, we stopped for our lunch break and some good ‘banter’. The path followed a fairly level course through a chain of stiles with Semer Water coming into view.

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