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my walk next Sunday 29th

Walks commentsPosted by Deena Mon, October 23, 2017 09:41:53
Dear all,
I have edited the details of my walk to show that we are now catching the 8.20 272 bus to Fox House, and not the 9.20 bus, as first written. I shall be boarding the bus at Ecclesall Road stop, near Banner Cross shops. I have changed to earlier time as we shall have shorter daylight hours, having put our clocks back the night before. It is a linear walk, with bus back from Baslow. I hope that some of you are able to come. Thanks. Deena

Incident on Today's walk (3rd Oct 2017)

Walks commentsPosted by DaveJ Tue, October 03, 2017 18:18:28
Just a note for everyone on the walk today. As you may have been told a climber (Edward) had fallen off Curbar Edge. Fortunately a couple of holidaymakers had made out his cries for help so were heading to find him and alerted us so Liz and I went to see if we could be of use.

Edward was injured with what appeared to be a broken ankle so while one of the holidaymakers was phoning 999 we tried to make him warm and comfortable. It was useful to have my GPS so that we could give the grid reference especially because the other two did not know exactly where we were not being local.

In fairly quick time first the air ambulance arrived followed later by the Edale Mountain Rescue and another paramedic. They carried out immediate first aid and pumped Edward full of painkillers plus gas and air. They then took him off to Sheffield NGH. Other than the ankle or lower leg he seemed OK as he was put into the helicopter so we assume he will make a good recovery.

Thanks to Sheila for ringing to check that Liz and I got back OK. We did and had a very good stroll down to Baslow just in time to catch a 218.



Cancelled Walk on 12th March

Walks commentsPosted by DaveJ Sat, March 11, 2017 13:17:38
Hi everyone

The walk tomorrow has been cancelled. Some people might not read their email in time so can you let anyone you know who might be coming on the walk that the walk has been cancelled.

Thanks
Dave

Walk cancelled (15/02/17)

Walks commentsPosted by Blog Administrator Tue, February 14, 2017 17:32:17
Chris Gamble has cancelled the walk for tomorrow (15th Feb). She has slipped and injured her wrist. If you know anyone planning to go on the walk who is not in the Walks Updates email group, who have been notified, please let them know.

There is a lot of slippery mud about and this is the second injury that we know about so do take care.

Thanks

Recce Sunday 11th Sept 2016

Walks commentsPosted by angela Sat, September 10, 2016 14:12:57
If anyone doesn't feel up to the long walk tomorrow, I will do my recce for Wednesday. It is the no 273 bus to Cutthroat Bridge. I will catch it en route. 11 miles. Finish High Bradfield. It will be nice to have some company. See you on the bus.

Angela


Confused?

Walks commentsPosted by Judy Tue, August 23, 2016 15:12:00
Susan and I were arguing on Sunday about where the 62 bus stops on Arundel Gate. It turns out we were both right!
I'll be getting on tomorrow at the Charles Street stop (the first stop after the roundabout) but it also stops further along behind the Library/Lyceum. smiley

September Coach Ramble to Arnside

Walks commentsPosted by LizS Thu, August 18, 2016 19:20:19

The coach ramble to Arnside on Morecombe Bay on Sunday September 25th will depart from Arundel Gate/Howard Street at 8 AM. There will be an A and a B walk some details of which follow.

Arnside is a lovely village set near the head of Morecombe Bay with spectacular views over the bay towards Grange and back to the Lakeland hills.

Both parties will start off together for a very scenic walk around the bay to New Barns with views across the bay and south towards Heysham. Here we will split if it is not high tide, which we’ll find out at beginning of September. Those who want to can continue along the coast but this is over rough rocks in places and can be slippery if wet. Those who prefer can take a woodland walk over the top to all meet up again just before Far Arnside.

When we meet up again we will split into ‘A’ and ‘B’ groups –

‘B’ walk – total about 8 miles

The ‘B’ group will loop round from Hollins Farm, around Elmslack and over Middlebarrow Plain to Arnside Tower – the largest pele tower in the area, built in the 15th century on the site of an earlier tower, and a very impressive ruin. From here we climb through the woods up Arnside Knott with a magnificent viewpoint over the bay, up to the lakes and east to the Howgills, weather permitting, of course! After a brief visit to the trig point we descend over an open hillside with more great views, through Dobshall Wood and footpaths on the outskirts of the town back down to the bay.

‘A’ walk – about 11 miles

The ‘A’ group will make their way directly up the Knott from Hollins Farm, visiting the same viewpoint and trig point before descending round the edge of Hagg Wood, crossing the railway line to make our way to Hazelslack Tower another pele tower from the 14th century this time. From here the route goes to Fairy Steps – don’t eat too much or fill your rucksack too full to climb this staircase in a cleft in the rock! Then it’s on to Storth to make our way via Sandside out on to the saltmarsh on the edge of the bay for an easy finish back in to Arnside.

Arnside has several places to eat which we’ll tell you about on the coach. If the tide is right we may be lucky enough to see the bore sometime during the day.

To book please contact Liz :- email: lizmsavage@aol.com or text/phone 07711353310.

Moderate option for walk on Sunday 5th June

Walks commentsPosted by DaveJ Thu, June 02, 2016 16:35:05
It looks like good weather on Sunday so should make a great day out.

The main walk on Sunday takes in a steep climb and ridge walk over Chrome Hill so fairly strenuous. If there is demand on the day we have a moderate option that meets up with the goats at lunchtime. (It will be a 3 stop walk.)

The Chrome Hill walk is spectacular but the alternative has some great views as does the shared section.

Dave



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