Sunday, 29 October 2017

Weekend St. Bravials 27-29/10/2017

Peter N. organised a weekend away 27-29/10/2017 at St. Bravials YHA in the Forest of Dean.

 St Briavels Castle - - 520136.jpg

Coordinates51°44′19″N 2°38′32″W / 51.7386°N 2.6422°W / 51.7386; -2.6422Coordinates: 51°44′19″N 2°38′32″W / 51.7386°N 2.6422°W / 51.7386; -2.6422
Grid referencegrid reference SO5575404632
Site information
OwnerEnglish Heritage
Controlled byEnglish Heritage
ConditionInhabited and used as a Youth Hostel

St Briavels Castle is located in Gloucestershire

Walk Longdendale 29/10/2017

In addition to the published program Graham B. led an extra walk around Longdendale. From the free car park near Padfield railway station we went NE along the Longdendale trail to Deepclough. Crossed Rhodeswood reservoir dam, crossed A628 then followed path to Lads Leap. NNW across Rakes Moss bog and heather to trig point 541M, lunch. Then NNW again to Chew reservoir, W to Chew Hurdles, SW over Wilderness, Ormes Moor, Boar Flat, Arnfield, SE  Tintwhistle, here we stopped for a drink at the Bulls Head pub. S over Bottoms Reservoir dam back to Padfield. 9 regular members plus 4 from meet up did 11 miles on a very clear sunny day tempered by a north wind on the moor tops.

Bulls Head

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Talk Grand Escursione Appenninica 25/10/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 25/10/2017 . Cary gave a talk with computer Photo Projector about the Grand Escusione Appenninica.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Walk Chrome Hill 22/10/2017

Cary led a walk around Chrome Hill 10miles.

Cary wrote :- On 22nd October 2017, 6 of us faced the tail end of storm Brian on a walk from Earl Sterndale. Bypassing the intended ridges of Parkhouse Hill & Chrome Hill on the road, we braved wind & rain in our faces until hiding behind a wall for elevenses. After that  it was varying degrees of mud & misnavigation to Thirkelow & Brand Top. Revived by Harvey’s emergency rations (emergency now defined as walk leader leaving lunch in the car), perfect navigation was resumed to continue the muddiest walk since the last muddiest walk. Some blue sky put in an appearance at 3pm, along with some timid rainbows still battling Brian. “A hard walk” declared Harvey, “Ouch” said Tracey, “Thanks for the walk” said Jack. He’s such a gentleman, unlike Brian.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Pub Night Remedy Bar 20/10/2017

20.30hrs 20/10/2017 John E. hosted a pub night at the Remedy Bar at Stockport Market Place.

Remedy Bar & Brewhouse - Stockport

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Talk Train To Europe 18/10/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20;00hrs 18/10/2017. Nigel E. gave a talk with computer photo projector
entitle By Train to Europe with the man in seat 61.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Walk The Roaches 15/10/2017

Phil W. led a walk near the Roaches in Staffordshire. ( NO PHOTOS YET)

Friday, 13 October 2017

Pub Night The Shepherds 13/10/2017

Chris and Janet H. hosted a pub night 20.30Hrs. 13/10/2017 at the Shepherd Arms pub at Whaley Bridge.

Shepherds Arms

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Talk USA by AMTRAK 11/10/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs. 11/10/2017. Chris and Janet H. gave a talk with computer photo projector on their recent trip to USA using the AMTRAK railways.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Walk Winter Hill 08/10/2017

Steve H. led a walk from Rivington old barn car park, up onto Rivington Pike where we took in the views and had elevenses. We then went to Pike cottage then E to Crooked Edge Hill then N on the access road to the aerials on top of Winter Hill. Then we went W over Noon Slack hill to the rough Belmont road here we had lunch. Then N across the B road at Hoorden Stoops, at Will Narr we turned W down to Yarwood reservoir and on the dam wall we had a coffee break. Then we went S to Rivington village where we could not get anyone into the locked stocks. S again under the Go Ape People we saw the folly of Liverpool Castle then N back to the cars. 14 of us and Chester the dog braved muddy slippy conditions. The morning was muggy, misty with a touch of drizzle now and then, the afternoon was warm andclear with some sun.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Pub Night Romiley Beer Fest 06/10/2017

In a change to the published Cinema night (changed due to film choices). Jack M. suggested at last minute a trip to Romiley German beer festival. This was in a marquee and Scout hut off green lane. All was good until the band struck up, they were too loud for us and we retreated to the Duke of York pub.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Cinema night 05/10/2017

In a change to the published program (due to film choices) the cinema night was moved from 06/10/2017.

Walk Peover 05/10/2017

Joan H. led a Thursday walk around Peover.

Nigel E. wrote    Ten members of the group enjoyed a sunshine and showery day in the Cheshire countryside between the villages of Over Peover and Lower Peover. The walk route passed through the grounds of Peover Hall and visited the Tree of Imagination in Lower Peover before refreshments were taken in the Bells pub next to Lower Peover church. After lunch by the river (Peover Eye), the return route followed fields and quiet lanes back to the cars. The walk was led by Pete Hudson, ably deputising for Joan who was unable to attend. Photos show the Imagination Tree and the church at Lower Peover

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Talk Eyam Plague 04/10/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 04/10/2017. David Bell gave a talk about the Derbyshire village of Eyam during the bubonic plague in 1665.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Walk Wycoller 01/10/2017

Jack M. led a walk starting at Wycoller country park.

Jack wrote:- This weeks walk took us to an area that was new to to the group, based on Wycoller near Coln.  We started at the Atom Panopticon where there were extensive views towards Pendal Hill. We then dropped down into Wycoller to view the remains of the hall and the 18th century crook barn now used as the visitors centre, though some people decided to partake of the excellent tea rooms instead.
Once we got everyone together again we passed over the thousand year old clapper bridge before ascending Boulsworth Hill. Our descent took us into Trawden where we had a brief pub stop.
Despite an appalling weather forecast, apart from drizzle in the last half hour, we managed to keep reasonably dry.