Category Archives: What we saw

Annual Outing – Saltaire

Annual Outing – Saltaire  22/07/17 On a very wet morning 54 members set out for Saltaire, stopping for coffee in Ripon. While in Ripon, the heavens opened and there was torrential rain for a time. However, when we reached East … Continue reading

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Summer walk: Blubberhouses Circular

Blubberhouses Circular  8/07/17  ‘A’ Adam Bent  ‘B’ Peter Gilliland A cool start to the day as 51 members travelled to Ripon for coffee. After a short journey to reach Blubberhouses where the coach parked in a lay by close to … Continue reading

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Summer walk: Abbey St Bathans – Duns

Abbey St Bathans – Duns  24/06/17  ‘A’ Peter Gilliland  ‘B’ Kathleen Gilliland On an overcast but very windy day 48 members set out for the Scottish Borders stopping for coffee at Heighley Gate Garden Centre. We continued on the A1 … Continue reading

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Summer walk: Kippford

Kippford 10/06/17  ‘A’ Ken Armstrong  ‘B’ Pat Gardner & Janet Heckels After another horrendous weather forecast for this Saturday our numbers fell from 56 to 48. The forecast was for a prolonged period of heavy rain and high winds. However, … Continue reading

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Summer walk: Grasmere Circular

Grasmere Circular 27/05/17   ‘A’ David Palmer  ‘B’ Margaret Palmer A typical weather forecast for a bank holiday weekend – heavy rain all day with thunder storms. However, 50 members weren’t deterred by the weather. We tried to stop in Barnard … Continue reading

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Summer walk: Allendale Town 15/04/17

15/04/17 Allendale Town  ‘A’ Jennifer Bell  ‘B’ Ken Nevin On Easter Saturday with another forecast of heavy rain showers 31 members travelled to Allendale Town after stopping for coffee in Hexham. Both parties, ‘A’ 13 members and ‘B’ 18 members … Continue reading

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Summer walk: Twice Brewed (Roman Wall) 01/04/17

01/04/17 Twice Brewed (Roman Wall) ‘A’ David Palmer ‘B’ Margaret Palmer With a dreadful weather forecast of heavy rain and possible thunder 45 members travelled to Northumberland. The further west we travelled the darker the sky became. There was drizzly … Continue reading

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Summer walk: Bolam Lake 13/3/17

Bolam Lake Circular  ‘A’ Ken Nevin  ‘B’ Janet Heckels For the first time in many a year the first outing wasn’t with a full or nearly full coach. 45 people (including 4 new) travelled directly to Bolam Lake on a … Continue reading

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BarnardCastle

15/10/16 Barnard Castle Circular ‘A’ Geoff Palmer ‘B’ Margaret Palmer It was a wet and misty start for the last walk of the season as 42 members travelled the short distance to Barnard Castle. After coffee, and just before the … Continue reading

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Belford

1/10/16 Belford Circular ‘A’ Tom Bell ‘B’ Lynne Rippon (report by Jennifer Bell) It was dry and sunny as 50 members set out for another trip to Northumberland. The coffee stop was at the Heighley Gate Garden Centre and then … Continue reading

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