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Christmas meal Wednesday 6th December. The Cock Inn Oughtibridge

GeneralPosted by angela Wed, November 15, 2017 22:07:50
Attached is the Menu for those who have not seen it this week. That means you Tony!

John will lead a morning walk and we will aim to get to the pub before 1.30pm.


Margaret Brown

GeneralPosted by angela Mon, February 06, 2017 18:07:45
Some members will already know that Margaret took a fall on last Wednesday's walk. She has fractured her fibula in one leg and is in pot for 6 weeks!
I visited her today. She is coping, has lifts to the hospital and a good friend who does her shopping.
She is happy to receive her friends as visitors. I won't put her address on here but her mobile number is 07977 849259


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.



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?

Angela C


General 2015Posted by angela Tue, May 19, 2015 21:14:30
If either June or Margaret is reading this then look away nowsmiley

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

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


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