Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Walk Marple 26/12/2017

In a change to the published program Jack M. stepped in to lead a Boxing Day walk from Marple via Roman Lakes cafe to the Fox Inn at Brook Bottom. 11 members did the walk with various other members met in and around.
At 12:00hrs some Morris dancers with accompanied music performed in the beer garden of the Fox.
After the walk drinks were taken at the Samuel Oldknow pub on Marple high street.

The Cafe at Roman Lakes

Coot city at Roman Lakes

Samuel Oldknow

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Pub night Petersgate Tap 24/12/2017

No host for 20:30hrs. Christmas Eve at the Petersgate Tap Stockport.

Petersgate Tap - Stockport

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Walk Hayfield mulled wine 17/12/2017

In a change to the published program John G. led a walk (with mulled wine and mince pies) around Hayfield and then held court at the George pub in the village where other members joined us. Only 8 members braved a very rainy, and slippy day. Underfoot we struggled with layers of snow and ice. Harvey's Holmfirth walk will be done later.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

SWOG meal 13/12/2017

Gill R. organised a meal 19.30 hrs. 13/12/2017 in the Flying Coach pub at Hazel Grove. Although it was late coming and not exactly as described 40of us agreed it was tasty and good value for money.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Weekend Llangollen 08-10/12/2017

Paul and Pam D. organised a weekend at the independent hostel at Llangollen. Friday night some eat out, some eat in, some visited local pubs. Saturday some did a longer walk, some did a shorter walk to the Sun at Trevor, most had a Christmas dinner there. Saturday evening most did the steam booze train, later some did pubs with bands some stayed in. Sunday very heavy snow curtailed plans with many roads closed. After police advice about snow ploughs, gritters and lorry movements, some made a careful slow exit along the A5 some decided to stay another day.

The hostel Llangollen

Llangollen hostel dining room

Friday night in the Sun on the A5 at Llangollen

Car park behind hostel heavy snow Saturday morning

View towards Llangollen from near top of  Castell Dinas

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Double trouble Saturday night

On the steam beer train

Snowed in Sunday morning

No traffic on the A5 Sunday in Llangollen

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Talk Rail Britain 06/12/2017

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs. 06/12/2017. Steve B. gave a talk with computer photo projector about rail journeys around Britain.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Walk Shrigley 03/12/2017

Cary led a walk from Bollington to Pott Shrigley return.

Route:- We parked at the P and PC under the Middlewood way viaduct in Bollington, wiggled through town E to Lord St. S towards the Gritstone trail then following the Gritstone N then NE then N to Sponds Hill Trig Point then W to Moorside lane then W following the North Cheshire Way (NCW) we stopped in a cafĂ© near Harrop Brow then W again on the NCW. We dropped onto the Macclesfield Canal S until the Vale pub Bollington then return . A misty and drizzly day in the morning clearing to give views later on. Some members went to the Windmill pub/meal at Whiteley Green after the walk.  10 miles 10 members.

Thankfully this friendly bull was stuck in the adjacent field

Beware of warthogs and gorrillas

Going up to Sponds Hill on the Gritstone Trail

SWOG members at Trig Point on Sponds Hill

This ancient celtic artefact turned out to be a plastic copy

Big topiary at Harrop Brow