Thursday, 30 November 2017

Walk Rudyard 30/11/2017

Tracy led a Thursday walk around Rudyard lake. We parked at the Royal Oak pub at Rushton Spencer and gave the landlord our meal orders for later.

Route:-- over the A523 we crossed a stile and then joined the disused railway S along Staffordshire Moorland Walks. At N end of the lake we turned along W bank side SM Walks and Staffordshire Way. Across the dam wall at Rudyard then NW along E  Bank side to return.

20 members walked on a very clear cold day with a biting North wind.

Once back at The Royal Oak 2 more members joined us for the meal.

Carlos Trower and Chris Bull tightrope walkers

Sunset at Rushton Sprncer

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Castleton 26/11/2017

John E. led a walk around Castleton Derbyshire.

Route: from the main car park in Castleton village we went past Peak Cavern SW then NW to Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern, Blue John Cavern. Up onto Rushup edge, Lords Seat, L Chapel Gate track across the B road at Coldwall Farm, SE Pennine Bridleway through  Perryfoot to Eldon Lane end Farm, NNE to Watts Plantation then E to meet the Limestone Way then NE back to Castleton. We took refreshments in the Bulls Head pub.
Only 6 members braved a the cold, rain, wind, sleet, horizontal hail. There was snow, slush, very wet slippery grass and Limestone underfoot.


Friday, 24 November 2017

Pub Night The Tweed Tap 24/11/2017

Colin and Helen hosted a pub night 20:30hrs at the Tweed Tap in Hyde town centre.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Annual General Meeting 22/11/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs. 22/11/2017, Harvey (chairman), Peter H. (secretary), ran SWOG AGM. Tracy brought home made scones. Some went into the Wilfrid Wood pub afterwards.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Walk Buxton 19/11/201

Mark C. led a walk around Buxton.
Should he have called this THE QUARRY WALK????????
We parked near to the 19th Hole pub on Waterswallows Road and went E. along Green Lane, passed Waterswallows Quarry (basalt), through the middle of Tunstead works (limestone) quarry, then S. on Pennine bridleway dropping down into Cheedale. We went W. passing a disused quarry into Wyedale , then S. across A6, then SW. around Topley Pike quarry into Deepdale, lunch in a cave, then Backdale then Brierlowdale across A515. Then W. under a quarry rail line to the edge of Buxton quarry (limestone), then NW along a dismantled railway line next to Hillhead Quarry (limestone), then next to a disused quarry at Harpur hill. We zig zagged down to Grin Low road, then N. over Grin Low joining the A515 in Buxton. We stopped for a drink in the Wye Vale Inn (Weatherspoons) before returning to our parking spot. 17 members 12 miles.!

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Pub Night Mini Pub Crawl 17/11/2017

Chris S. hosted a mini pub crawl.
SWOG Mini Pub crawl night Friday 17th November
20:00 – 20:45 at Ye Olde Vic  1 Chatham street  SK3 9ED
21:00 – 21:45 at The Pineapple (chunky) 159 Heaton Lane SK4 1AQ
21:46 until late at The Crown  154 Heaton Lane SK4 1AP

Pineapple - Stockport

Photo of The Crown Inn - Stockport, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Talk Australia & Glencoe 15/12/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 15/11/2017. Martin Block gave a talk with an old fashioned slide projector about his trip all around Australia and a mountaineering trip to Glencoe. Afterwards some of the group went in the Wilfrid Wood V.C. Weatherspoons pub.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Walk Greenfield 12/11/2017

Chris & Janet H. led a linear walk from Greenfield to Padfield. The idea is to go to Manchester Piccadilly railway station and catch the train to Greenfield then walk over moors to Chew Reservoir, Tintwhistle, Padfield railway station then train back.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Walk & Meal Buxton 11/11/2017

Sue & Pete H. organised a walk and meal around Buxton.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Talk South Africa 08/11/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs. 08/11/2017. Sue and Peter H. gave a talk with computer photo projector about their trip to South Africa. After tea biscuits and other business we went to the Wilfrid Wood V.C. a J. D. Weatherspoons pub .

The Wilfred Wood

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Walk Froggatt 05/11/2017

Nigel E. led a walk from Baslow  N up onto Baslow Edge, Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge, down to Grindleford then along river paths back to Baslow. 23 of us enjoyed a clear sunny autumn day .

Friday, 3 November 2017

Pub Night Malt Disley 03/11/2017

Steve & Sue B. hosted a pub night in the cellar room at Malt Disley.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Walk Werneth 02/11/2017

Sue & Geoff T. led a Thursday walk around Werneth Low.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Talk Hungary & Romania 01/11/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs. 01/11/2017. Phil W. gave a talk with computer photo projector about his trip to Hungary & Romania.

Phil wrote:-
A trip from Budapest through Eastern Hungary and Western Roumania, done last May.

Lovely cities and smaller places. National Parks (wildlife and caves). Danube trip, a salt mine, the area from Roman times to the latest modern sights.