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.
General 2015Posted by angela Thu, March 31, 2016 18:58:40
Three things I have learned today;
1. Never go walking without full waterproofs even if its in Tenerife.
2. Just because they are given as delightful samples of different delicacies made with local ingredients, if you eat too many you will still feel sick.
3. Umbrellas bought at Poundshop are not actually worth a pound.
Seriously though Canarians have put enormous effort into this 2nd annual walking festival. They want to promote the Canaries as a hiking destination and attract a different kind of tourist.
I registered and chose my walks before leaving home. We were given a civic reception and lots of freebies. The walks are well organised and you can choose between coastal, forest and mountain. We were accompanied by local guides, linguists, national park people, tourist office reps and the European President of the Ramblers. I have met people from Hungary, Canada ,Netherlands, Holland and, Denmark.
Next year's festival is in May. Check it out. I paid less than a Contours Walking holiday in the UK for travel, transfers, half board hotel and walking fees. A great experience.
GeneralPosted by angela Tue, January 19, 2016 21:09:44
I asked the Patterdale Hotel for an update on their flood news and they kindly gave the following information which may be useful for travellers.
"Regarding the floods, we were extremely lucky here at the hotel, the area is very much open for business, you can gain access from the South via the Kirkstone Pass, from the North via the A66 and the A591 through Dockray or from Penrith off the M6 following the A591 along the lake road avoiding Pooley Bridge."
As there is now a bus running from Penrith on Sundays I will probably travel by train. Is anyone else intending to do that?
General 2015Posted by angela Tue, May 19, 2015 21:14:30
If either June or Margaret is reading this then look away now
We are going to celebrate the 80th Birthdays of June Robinson and Margaret Lampeter at 6pm on 1st June at the Sir Francis Newton Pub on Clarkehouse Road , S10 2LA.
We will enjoy a meal and additionally we are asked to contribute £3 per person towards the cost of the Birthday girls' meal , a cake and maybe a little something extra (no, not a stripper).
A provisional booking for 40 has been made . To help us to confirm actual numbers please confirm your intention to attend by
either texting me on 0777 352 5876
or email me on email@example.com
Val and Linda have menus.
See you there
General 2015Posted by angela Mon, January 19, 2015 14:19:09
Yes, I know I'm late but I have been busy. Plasterer upstairs as we speak. Paint rollers at the ready.
Is there anyone who wants to go to Patterdale and hasn't booked yet? I am looking for a room mate to share with.
General 2014Posted by angela Fri, January 17, 2014 18:20:21
Just had my walking boots heeled at the cobblers in the market for £8.50 and they did them the same day
General 2014Posted by angela Thu, January 16, 2014 10:42:04
Jennifer from the Patterdale Hotel rang me. She had noticed we were not in their diary for our usual week. I explained that we were in for the following week. She checked, we were there and she was pleased. Isn't it nice to be missed?
General 2013Posted by angela Mon, December 23, 2013 21:28:36
Just a quick update. Have located the parent company: Enterprise Inns at a Birmingham address. My letter of complaint has been acknowledged. They said they would forward it onto the Area Manager for investigation.
A very happy Christmas to all my walking friends