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Miles of Stiles

Walks commentsPosted by DaveJ Thu, November 22, 2018 12:36:57
Hi Everyone who was on the walk yesterday.

I am glad we all made the 16:00 or earlier bus (except Leonie & David who wanted to sample the local hostelries). Thanks to Ian for letting the driver know that a final group was on its way. The last group got to the bus at exactly 16:00 so if the very obliging driver had not been forewarned we may have seen a back view of it disapearing along the road.

Several of you wondered how many stiles we went over. Counting the field boundaries we crossed I make it 38. Given that we had almost no gates, I can only think of one that I have accounted for, I think the figure is about right. We also had a few 'super stiles' which gave us all problems and really slowed things down. With 21 walkers the delays really mount up even though we tried to avoid bunching by heading straight to the next stile each time.

It would be interesting to do some timing of stiles. 15 seconds per person would mean 5 minutes per stile for a group of 20. If we head off to the next stile as we did yesterday then the back of the group will be at least 5 minutes behind as we found. In practice it was a mixture with both bunching delays and a trail of walkers. Perhaps we need a White Peak correction to the Naismith algorithm to take stiles into account.

Dave





Didn't We Have A Lovely Day the Day We Went To Saltburn!

Walks commentsPosted by Carole Sun, April 08, 2018 22:15:24
Thank you to Susan, Judy, Liz and John for the organising and leading of the walks today, it's really appreciated.....and for the choccies too, David!!


Eggsellent Walk!!

Walks commentsPosted by Carole Sun, April 01, 2018 19:45:39
Thank you Lynn and Malcolm, a great walk to celebrate Easter Sunday enhanced by Easter Egg treats!!

Carole & Peter

Backmarker/s wanted for May 13th coach ramble

Walks commentsPosted by MalcolmD Sun, March 11, 2018 12:38:29
Further to Liz's announcement about the April 8th Coach Ramble, can we also announce that the May 13th Coach ramble will be going to the Yorkshire Wolds and exploring the dry chalkland valleys to be found there. (OS map 294)

Two walks will be offered:- a 12 mile walk between Fridaythorpe and Pocklington led by myself and a shorter walk between Huggate and Pocklington led by Dave Jefferies, both following parts of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

We are looking for backmarkers to accompany us on the recce's for these routes and because both walks will be linear there is a need for an additional car.

Our initial recce will be on Tuesday March 20th and I've arranged to meet up with friends & colleagues from York to meet us at Pocklington for 10:30 which will mean leaving Sheffield between 08:30 and 09:00 at the latest, possibly earlier if multiple pick-ups have to be arranged.

My apologies for the shortness of notice for this and it is likely that a second recce will have to be arranged at a future date if thought necessary.

Please let either myself (m.s.dixon@talktalk.net or 0784-253-0128) or Dave Jefferies (dave@thebolehills.uk or 0789-024-6604) know if you're interested in joining us on these recces.

Many Thanks. Malcolm Dixon



my walk on Sunday 18th February

Walks commentsPosted by Deena Fri, February 16, 2018 18:41:42
For those of you who are intending to come on my walk, I am sorry but I forgot to write in the information that I shall be boarding the 9.20 am 272 bus at the bus stop near to Banner Cross on Ecclesall Road. Also, as you already know, there is a lot of mud and surface water out in the Peak District, especially on the lower ground, so it would be useful to have poles and gaiters with you, if you do use these. Deena

Tomorrow's walk

Walks commentsPosted by Judy Tue, January 30, 2018 20:42:45
I realise this is a bit late but perhaps some of you may pick this up.

It's really for anyone driving out to Hope tomorrow. I'm hoping to have our 11 o'clock break tomorrow on the bus on the way and then perhaps an earlier lunch so if you are joining us in Hope perhaps you could have your break before the bus arrives.

It will just give us a bit more time on the walk.

Thanks, Judy

The Walk on Sunday 28th

Walks commentsPosted by Christine W Tue, January 30, 2018 11:55:34
Despite one walker being left behind at the start of the walk, another falling and breaking a bone, and one road death (poor badger), the survival rate for the walk was quite good. Below is the information I promised regarding the picturesque merits of Hope Cement Works.

Both Derby and Sheffield Art Galleries have works of art depicting the cement works. The one shown is in Derby Art Gallery and it's called "Industrial Landscape, Hope Valley, Derbyshire" by Harry Epworth Allen (1894-1958). Available to view at https:/artuk.org/discover/artworks


Today's walk

Walks commentsPosted by lynn Tue, January 16, 2018 08:33:24
Just to let you know there will be an opportunity to catch a bus back after lunch. (4 miles)before most of the snow 😉

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