Saturday, 26 December 2015

Walk Boxing day 26/12/2015

Paul and Pam led a walk from Hazel Grove to Marple with a pub lunch stop.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Pub night The Red Bull 24/12/2015

The Traditional Christmas Eve Pub night was yet again held in The Red Bull at Hillgate Stockport.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Walk Rowarth 20/12/2015

John G. led a short walk around Rowarth with Christmas fayre.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas party Three Tunns 16/12/2015

We held our Christmas party in the Three Tunns in Hazel Grove.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Walk Hathersage 13/12/2015

In a change to the published walk John E. led a walk from Hathersage over towards Brough return.
only 6 braved the weather and then enjoyed a drink in Little Johns pub.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Pub night Godley Hall Inn 11/12/2015

Pete N. hosted a pub night 20.30 hrs at the Godley Hall Inn at Hyde.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Talk Various Travels 09/12/2015

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20.00hrs 09/12/2015. Harvey did a talk with computer photo projector on his various travels.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Weekend at Haworth 4 to 6/12/2015

Weekend away at Howarth YHA. Xmas meal in the Hostel. Effect of Storm Desmond . Pete H accident . photos and reports to follow

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Talk Austria 02/12/2015

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20.00hrs Nigel did a talk with Computer photo projector on his and Sues month long motorhome trip through Austria.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Walk Eyam 29/11/2015

Harvey led a walk to the north of Eyam 8 miles . Only six braved the high wind, rain and hail.

Harvey wrote :-
Six of us decided to be cautious with the weather cautions and strode out up Sir William hill above Eyam in a bracing wind, we soon dropped down to Bretton Clough out of the wind in the shelter of the woods for coffee, after Abney we glided down the delightful Abney Clough for lunch at Stoke Ford by the Peak & Northern Footpaths Society sign from 1939. A steady climb followed through the woods to Hazelford, by this time we hadn't seen a soul-put off by the BBC forecast no doubt, the climb continued over Eyam Moor where we experienced a nasty hale storm for five minutes, the only rain of the day, tea and cakes rounded the day off back in Eyam by the bear baiting ring.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Pub Night Stockport Market then Arden Arms 27/11/2015

Jack hosted a foodie Friday 19.30 in Stockport Market hall then after 20.30hrs in the Arden Arms.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Talk Hebridean Cycle Adventures 25/11/2015

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20.00hrs. 25/11/2015. Steve and Alison presented a talk with computer projector on their cycling adventures in the Hebrides.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Walk Ribble Valley 22/11/2015

Phil W. led a walk around the Ribble Valley . Photos from Harvey

Friday, 20 November 2015

Pub night The Beehive 20/11/2015

Rick and Helen hosted a Pub night 20.30 hrs 20/11/2015 at the Beehive Albion Road at New Mills.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

AGM 18/11/2015

AGM was held at Hazel Grove Civic Centre 20.oohrs 18/11/2015.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Walk Hollingworth 15/11/2015

Mark C. led a walk Canal, Moor, Motorway around Hollingworth lake .

Friday, 13 November 2015

Pub night The Hope 13/11/2015

Colin and Helen Hosted a pub night at 20.30hrs at The Hope wellington road south Stockport.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Walk Monsal dale 12/11/2015

Nigel led a Thursday walk around Monsal dale and Magpie Mine.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Talk Mystery Shopping 11/11/2015

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall at 20.00Hrs.Keith Vigours gave a talk on his amusing experiences as a mystery shopper.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Walk Parkhouse and Chrome Hill 08/11/2015

Cary cancelled this walk due to high wind and rain across the Peak district due to Atlantic storm Abigail.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Pub night Bottle Shop 06/11/2015

Harvey hosted a pub night at Bottle Shop on Shaw Road Heaton Moor.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Talk Here there and everywhere 04/11/2015

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 04/11/2015 at 20:00hrs. Geoff T. gave a talk with computer photo projector about his travels.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Walk Nick'i' theHill 01/11/2015

Denice C. led a walk around Congleton and Biddulph 9 miles.

Denice wrote:-
Congleton Walk Sunday  1 November 2015

What a glorious day for a walk! 16 of us plus Chas and Chester the dogs set out from Timbersbrook Car Park just east of Congleton on what turned out to be the warmest 1st November since 1946.

Up through woods and beside sheep pasture, at the top of the hill by Biddulph Common there was a a superb view over the Cheshire Plain.

Morning snap was taken on a low wall facing South by Higher Overton Farm with two shaggy ponies looking on hopefully. This area was evidently not much walked, with one totally overgrown stile by the hedge and no signage at all through the steep wooded valley to the pastures beyond.

We passed an Anglo Saxon Cross on the way down towards Poolfold with two stone troughs opposite, before turning west on to the Staffordshire Moorlands Walk from which we caught a glimpse of the partially ruined Biddulph Old Hall which had been damaged by Cromwell's men in the Civil War.

For lunch we found a quiet sunny spot just beyond the disused railway, now the Whitemoor Linear Nature  and Cycle trail. This took us into unrecce'd territory, but to Linda and Sue's disappointment we did not get lost.

A lovely path through oak woods took us up on to the ridge where the Gritstone Trail ran alongside the Staffordshire Moorlands Walk offering magnificent views to East and west.

The descent took us to a convenient pub break at the Castle Inn about a mile and a half short of the car park with paths across meadows looking up to Bosley Cloud. There were 5 peacocks outside the beautifully restored farmhouse nearby, two of them white and some curious fluffy legged hens pottering about.  A very varied walk of just over 8 miles.


Friday, 30 October 2015

Pub Night Puss in Boots 30/10/2015

Chris S. and Heather hosted a pub night at the Puss in Boots on Nangreave road Stockport. 15 met at 19.30 to eat then others joined us for drinks at 20.30.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Talk Jpeg 28/10/2015

Chris H. suggested a jpeg evening at Hazel Grove Civic hall at 20.00hrs. with computer projector.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Criccieth weekend 23 to 25/10/2015

Sue W. organised a weekend away staying in cottages owned by the Girl Guides at Criccieth.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Talk Electric supply 21/10/2015

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20.00Hrs. 21/10/2015. Derek Brumhead gave a talk with computer photo projector on the Electricity supply system. Based on New Mills but with general references on what to look out for in the countryside and on ordnance survey maps.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Walk Yorkshire Dales 18/10/2015

Steve H. led a walk in the Yorkshire Dales

Pub night The White Lion 16/10/2015

Sue & Steve B. hosted a pub night 20.30 hrs 16/10/2015 at the White Lion pub in Disley.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Walk Plumley 15/10/2015

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Talk How to sell Eiffel Tower 14/10/2015

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall at 20.00 Hrs. Author and lecturer Jim Williams gave us a cautionary talk about charlatans and confidence tricksters and their various modes of operations.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Walk to The Quiet Woman 11/10/2015

Paul and Pam led a linear walk from Buxton to Earl Sterndale with a stop for a drink at the Quiet Woman  pub, then back to Buxton by bus.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Pub night The Finger Post 09/10/2015

A late addition by e-mail to the published program . Campbell suggested the Finger Post pub in Offerton because Brian was playing Bass guitar to a ukeley group. They played 70s and 80 songs with several roxy music hits. The event was free with buckets they collected money for charity.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Talk The GR11 07/10/2015

At Hazel Grove Civic Centre 20.00hrs on Wednesday 07/10/2015. Martin B. gave a talk with computer photo projector about his trip across the Pyrrenees following the GR11 route.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Walk Kinder 04/10/2015

Pete H. led a 60th anniversary of the group walk around Kinder.