Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Walk Woodbank 31/05/2017

Campbell led a Wednesday evening walk from the car park at the main entrances of Woodbank and Vernon parks.

Thank you to Martin B. wrote on his own blog:-

Wednesday 31 May 2017 – An Evening Walk in Stockport

The ‘SWOG’ evening walks got under way a while ago but this was the first that Sue and I were able to attend.
Very good it was too, ably led by Campbell around the paths of Woodbank Park. But not on the parkrun route!
There were about thirty participants, including new faces via Meetup. But also a lot of familiar faces.
It was pretty dark under the leafy canopy, which acted as a good shelter from the light shower that was all that the steely grey clouds could offer.
The young cricketers weren’t affected.
Down by the river, Campbell called a halt and went prospecting for new members …”age no barrier”, (see top picture), but both the prospective members and a number of barking dogs ran away into the river.
If you have an hour or so spare, this is a delightful stroll from the car park on the corner of Turncroft Lane in Stockport. It’s about 4.5 km – shown below.
The Gardeners Arms at the southern end of Turncroft Lane provided suitable post walk sustenance. Excellent.
The SWOG programme is here. All are welcome. (You may need to email for rendezvous details if you are not a member.)

Monday, 29 May 2017

Weekend away Brecon Beacons 26 to 29/05/2017

John E. organised a weekend away at an independant hostel in the Brecon Beacons National park.

More info and photos to follow.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Walk Lyme Park 24/05/2017

Howard led a Wednesday evening walk. We parked cars at Nelson pit free car park and walked into Lyme Park via Four winds, we then walked South then West to join the Macclesfield canal, then back to the Boars Head at Nelson Pit.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Walk Embsay 21/05/2017

Steve H. cancelled and Jack M. stepped in to lead a walk from Embsay near Skipton W then N to Embsay Moor reservoir. N over Embsay Moor over very poorly marked paths, E to upper then lower Bardon Reservoirs S to Halton East. Then a stop at Billy Bobs american style diner and ice cream emporium W back to Embsay.

friendly pig at Embsay

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Music night 20/05/2017

In a change to the published program Paul & Pam hosted a pub and music Saturday night at the Spinning Top on the A6 in Stockport.

Spinning Top - Stockport

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Walk Tintwhistle 17/05/2017

Harvey led a Wednesday evening walk around Tintwhistle.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Walk Frodsham and River Weaver 14/05/2017

John E. led a walk from Frodsham along the river Weaver then onto the Sandstone trail then to the war memorial above Frodsham return. A lovely sunny day was enjoyed with clear views over the Mersey towards Liverpool. 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Pub Night Ye Olde Vic 13/05/2017

Chris and Heather hosted a pub night at Ye Olde Vic pub on King street Stockport.
This is a pub full of antiques and junk which caused some talking points.
18 of us enjoyed the several real ales and cider. Heather provided some birthday cake.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Walk Stanton Moor 11/05/2017

Joan H. led a walk around Youlgreave, Stanton Moor, Nine ladies stone circle, Robin Hoods Stride.  

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Walk Werneth 10/05/2017

John G. led a walk 24 of us, around Werneth Low and then afterwards we went in the Hare and Hounds. A warm clear evening with just a little smog over views to Manchester.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Walk Wormhill 07/05/2017

Howard led a walk from Wormhill to Taddington.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Pub Night Jakes Ale House 05/05/2017

Colin and Helen hosted a pub night at Jakes Ale House Romiley.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Air Raid Shelter Tour 03/05/2017

Chris H. arranged a tour of Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Trearddur Bay W/E 28/04 to 01/05/2017

Chris S. and Heather S. organised a weekend at Trearddur Bay staying in apartments at Plas Darien and Cliff hotel. 42 people went from SWOG, SWAG and LONGS walking groups. We did several easy and harder coastal walks, some did bird watching. There were several birthday celebrations, a meal out, parties and a sing song.