Sunday, 16 December 2018

Weekend Hartington YHA 14 to16/12/2018

John E. organised a weekend away and Christmas meal at Hartington YHA 14 to 16/12/2018.

YHA Hartington Hall


Friday 14/12/2018 Jan & Mark led a walk from the hostel through Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford dales, 12 members enjoyed an cold sunny day. Evening some ate in the hostel some at the Devonshire Arms.
Saturday John E. led a longer walk through Sheen to Longnor return 11.5 miles 19 members. Others did various shorter walks. The morning was cold and misty, the afternoon was windy with an ice storm with sleet freezing to ice on walls stiles and our clothing. Evening we had a Christmas meal in the Hostel.
Sunday John E. led a walk to Alsonefield return 6miles and on a misty cool day.


Hartington church viewed from Hartington Hall YHA.





Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Xmas meal 12/12/2018

12/12/2018 20:00hrs ,  Gill R. organised a Christmas meal at the Flying coach pub in Hazel Grove.

Flying Coach - Hazel Grove

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Walk Alderley 09/12/2018

Madeline V. led a walk from the Wizard pub around Alderley Edge 09/12/2018.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Pub Night the Magnet 07/12/2018

Chris and Janet H. hosted a pub night at the Magnet freehouse and micro brewery Pub on the A6 Stockport.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Talk Australia and New Zealand 05/12/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 05/12/2018. Peter and Sue H. gave a talk with computer photo projector of their recent trip to Australia and New Zealand.


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Walk Stanage 2/12/2018

Chris and Janet H. led a walk from Hathersage along Stanage Edge.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Pub Night The Railway 30/12/2018

In a change to the published program (Whaley Tap House closed), Paul and Pam hosted a pub night at the Railway at Portwood Stockport.

Railway - Portwood

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Talk murder at the court of king James 1 28/11/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20.00hrs 28/11/2018 Jim Williams gave a talk with computer photo projector about "Foul Murder at the court of King James 1st"
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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Walk Hardcastle Crags 25/11/2018

Nigel E. led a walk near Hebden Bridge.  From Hepstonstall social and bowling club car park, N, Midgehole, N, Nook, W, Walshaw, E then S then E, Gibson Mill (tea and cake), S, Slack, E, return.
 A cold grey drizzly day,  18 members & Chester the dog, 9 miles.




Saturday, 24 November 2018

Mini pub crawl and meal 24/11/2018

Colin and Helen organised a Saturday evening mini pub crawl and meal in Manchester northern quarter.

Colin Wrote:- Nice little turn out for the mini pub crawl. Talking in Piccadilly tap, store street cask. Travis and Dale pub for the fine meal that every e enjoyed. Campbell said it was his best pizza he's had. The steak burger was cooked perfect. From there we went to bar republic brewery tap and the to northern monk refractory. Leeds base brewery.








Friday, 23 November 2018

Pub Night Remedy Bar 23/11/2018

Colin and Helen hosted a pub night 20:30hrs 23/11/2018 at the Remedy microbrewery Bar at Stockport Market Place. There was a lot of loud music and so by 21.30 we all decided to go to another nearby pub The Ardern Arms.

Remedy Bar & Brewhouse - Stockport


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A.G.M. 21/11/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 21/11/2018 SWOG held its AGM.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Walk Disley and Windgather 18/11/2018

Steve and Allison W. led a walk from Disley to Windgather rocks 13 miles.

Steve wrote: 16 members enjoyed some stunning Derbyshire scenery on Sunday on a walk, lead by Steve W, from Disley to Windgather Rocks. The return route was via Kettleshulme where refreshments were enjoyed at the Swan Inn.



Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Talk Torridon 14/11/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 14/11/2018. Nigel E. gave a talk with computer photo projector about his 2018 trips to Torridon and the Butt to Barra.


Sunday, 11 November 2018

Walk Barrow Bridge 11/11/2018

11/11/2018 Harvey and Helen led a walk from Barrow Bridge free car park NW Bolton. WNW Walker Fold, (We observed the memorial 2 minute silence) Wilders Moor, N on Winter Hill aerial access road, Summit then  ESE, across A675 down to follow ESE Eagley Brook, W  Horrocks Fold, Smith hills return to Barrow Bridge.
A grim rainy day at first which got better and was sunny at the end. 12 members plus Gina the dog enjoyed a 10 mile walk.










Friday, 9 November 2018

Pub Night Godley Hall Inn 09/11/2018

At 20:30hrs 09/11/2018. Pete N. hosted a pub night at Godley Hall Inn Hyde.





Photo of Godley Hall Inn - Hyde, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Walk Buxton 08/11/2018

Nigel and Sue E. led a Thursday walk around Buxton.

Nigel wrote :-  
Fourteen members of the group enjoyed a fairly leisurely walk around the periphery of Buxton. Starting from Poole's Cavern car park, the group climbed to Solomon's Temple for views over the town. After descending to a lunch stop by the River Wye, the walk continued along the track of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway before descending over Cavendish Golf Club and back into Buxton. Afternoon tea was taken in the Pavilion Gardens tea room.



Photos of second lunch stop above Buxton and a group of Mandarin ducks feeding on beech nuts in Buxton Pavilion Gardens




Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Talk bottom to top walk 07/11/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 07/11/2018. Cary gave a talk with computer photo projector about his walk from the Lizard to Lands End and then to Chepstow. The next talk will cover Offas Dyke northwards.


Sunday, 4 November 2018

Walk Rossendale 04/11/2018

Mark C. led a walk around Rossendale. Advertised as 11 miles turned into 13 . (no photos?)

Friday, 2 November 2018

Pub Night The Crown 02/11/2018

In a change to the published program 20.30hrs 02/11/2018 Harvey hosted a pub night at the Crown at Heaton Moor.


Crown - Heaton Moor

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Talk Cycling in Lot 31/10/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 31/10/2018. Harvey gave a talk with computer photo projector about his cycling trip in the Lot Region of France.


Sunday, 28 October 2018

Walk Delamere 28/10/2018

Jack M. led a walk around Delamere forest. 21 members and 2 dogs enjoyed a cold but mostly sunny day 10 miles.










Friday, 26 October 2018

Pub Night The Northumberland Arms 26/102018

At 20:30hrs 26/10/2018 Jack M. hosted a pub night at the Northumberland Arms at Marple Bridge.

Northumberland Arms

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Talk Amateur Astronomy 24/10/2018

At Hazel Grove Civic Hall 20:00hrs 24/10/2018. Richard Jackson gave a talk with computer photo projector about amateur astronomy.


Sunday, 21 October 2018

Weekend away Eyam 19 to 21/10/2018

Louise C. organised a weekend away staying at Eyam YHA in Derbyshire. 12 members enjoyed walks, meals out and socialising in the famous plague village.

On the Saturday 20/10/2018 we all caught the 66 bus to Baslow and walked up to Wellingtons monument. We then walked N along Baslow Edge, Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge then W to the church tea shop at Grindleford. Here we enjoyed fresh pressed apple juice cakes and tea. We then went S on D V H way to Froggatt Bridge, Knouchley farm, Middleton plantation, Riley Graves return to Eyam.
Saturday night 10 had a pub meal at the Miners pub in Eyam.

Sunday 21/10/2018 in a change to the published program Jack M. and Louise C. led a short and long walks both starting from Monsall Head. 10 from the Eyam weekend were joined by 16 other members plus Chester the dog. Visiting  Monsall trail, Cresbrook Dale, Litton , Tideswell, Litton mill, Brushfield.

Eyam YHA Car Park


Walk up to Baslow Edge

Wellingtons Monument

Baslow Edge

Curbar Edge



Church Tea shop Grindlford

Louise on the Apple press


Rest time on Knouchley Farm

Riley Graves




Water-cum-Jolly dale

Cressbrook to Tansley dales


Litton Village