Friday, 31 March 2017

Foody Friday and Pub Night 31/03/2017

Campbell hosted Foody Friday in Stockport Market Place and then afterwards in the Remedy Bar.

Remedy Bar & Brewhouse - Stockport

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Talk lake district and New Zealand 29/03/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 29/03/2017 .Martin B. gave a talk with Computer photo projector on the English Lake District and New Zealand.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Walk Whalley 26/03/2017

John E. led a walk from Whalley in the Ribble valley 13 miles.
Cary wrote; A party of ten, set off from Whalley on a gloriously sunny Spring day to walk in the foothills of Pendle. With heavy rain on the previous weekend, there were some equally glorious patches of mud to negotiate. Such is the price we pay for the abundance of summer greenery now promised.

Briefly wondering how the tidy hamlet of Wiswell had failed in 2013 and 2016 (Barley got it), we passed over Wiswell Moor for a lunch stop by the riverside in Sabden. A trog along a track, with sheep & lambs, a pose over a river bridge & we climbed to Padiham Heights followed by a descent to Read and the River Calder at Cock Bridge. A brief riverside walk before "the final hill", which turned out to be far from final. The owner of the Bloodhound house was very friendly: opening a gate & guiding us through the non-obvious route through a garden with a great view from the top of Whalley Banks. Thanks to John for a lovely route through this lovely area. More 11 miles than the advertised 13, but the pub was there as promised.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Pub Night Stalybridge Station 24/03/2017

Les H. hosted a pub night at Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar 20;30hrs. 24/03/2017.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Talk Place Names in landscapes 22/03/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 22/03/2017. Julie Smalley gave a talk with props about Place names in landscapes, pleaures, pitfalls, and puzzles. She expained how to break down names of places that describe that place from the different languages used by people who lived there.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Walk Hollinsclough 19/03/2017

Nigel E. lead a walk around Hollinsclough.

Weekend Lytham St. Annes 17 to 19/03/2017

Heather S. organised a weekend away at Lytham St. Annes, most of us stayed in the Travelodge. Some people took bikes and cycled the promenade sustrans troute 62. Others walked or just chilled out . The weather was windy and wet. Friday 17th we all met at the Trawl Boat pub at St.Annes for food and drink . Saturday 18th, 6 cyclists braved the weather to ride the promenade from St. Annes to Fleetwood and back about 30 miles. Others walked. Saturday night everyone ate Italian at Tiggis restaurant. Sunday some walked to Lytham and shopped.

Windy Blackpool Prom
Inside Tiggis Italien restaurant

the Trawl Boat at St.Annes

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Talk The Azores 15/03/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00 hrs 15/03/2017 John.E. gave a talk with computer photo projector about his recent trip to the Azores.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Walk Whaley 12/03/2017

In a change to the published program Geoff S. kindly stepped in to lead a walk around Whaley Bridge.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Eat Out The Last Monsoon 11/03/2017

Colin & Helen organised a Curry night at the Last Monsoon on King Street Stockport 8 of us enjoyed a curry in a very busy restaurant.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Pub Night The Magnet 11/03/2017

Harvey Hosted a Pub night 20.30hrs 11/03/2017 at the Magnet pub and real ale microbrewery on the A6 at Stockport.

Magnet - Heaton Norris

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Walk 09/03/2017 Lyme park

Nigel E. led a Thursday walk around the Lyme Park area 18 members, 8 miles . The day started cool and windy and ended warm with clear skies.

Lyme park near Bow stones 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Talk Karakoram 08/03/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00 hrs. 08/03/2017. Sue B. gave a talk with computer photo projector about her trip to the Karakorum area of Pakistan.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Walk Winter Hill 05/03/2017

Chris H. led a walk around Rivington and up onto Winter Hill. 9 of us braved a very wet day that turned to first sleet then snow at the top. We sensibly decided to cut the walk short and escaped to the busy tea shop barn at Rivington.

Winter Hill lives up to its name

Red Rose trig point on Winter Hill

Rivington Barn Tea House
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Friday, 3 March 2017

Pub Night the Beer Shop 03/03/2017

At 20.30Hrs 03/03/2017. Chris and Janet H. hosted a pub night at the Beer Shop Heaton Mersey.