Friday, 31 August 2018

Pub Night Red Bull 31/08/2018

At 20:30hrs. 31/08/2018 Paul D. was unable to host so Chris S. stepped up. 11 members did not enjoy the very shrill volumes of the Kareoke even though we were seated as far away as we could . Making conversation difficult . Most left early.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Social 10 pin Bowling Parrs Wood 29/08/2018

Chris H. arranged a 10 pin bowling Wednesday evening at Parrs Wood 29/08/2018.


Monday, 27 August 2018

Weekend at Shining Cliff 24 to 27/08/2018

Chris & Janet H. organised a weekend away at Shining Cliff  independent Hostel near Ambergate in Derbyshire. Set in protected woodland and a long way from the road, sleeps 20. 14 members enjoyed a quiet stay, mostly self catering. Some group meals. The Hostel posed some maintenance problems during our stay but we managed and had a good time. On Saturday most walked S to Milton where we found a beer festival at the Hollybush Inn and caught the bus back . Sunday most went to Kedlestone Hall & Park NT. Monday some went to Bakewell market.  Mark and Jan joined us for 2 evenings whilst staying in their Campervan, Pete N had a ride out to meet us on one of his classic motorbikes. Whilst walking around Kedlestone lake in heavy rain a tree fell down just after the group had walked under it !!!!!!!!  SPOOKY and STRANGE.
 



The Hermitage at Kedlestone Hall




Kedleston's restored hermitage

















Sunday, 26 August 2018

Walk Win Hill 26/08/2018

Nigel and Sue led a Sunday walk aroun the Win Hill area .

Walk Bugsworth 22/08/2018

Nigel and Sue led a Wednesday evening walk from the Navigation pub at Bugsworth (local parish council changed the name to BUXWORTH) .

Navigation Inn



Sunday, 19 August 2018

Walk Marsden 19/08/2018

In a change to the published program Cary led a walk around Marsden moors 19/08/2018.

Cary wrote :- You can guarantee a turnout of at least 3 people for a SWOG Sunday walk if the forecast has a named storm. Ernesto blew us about a bit and chucked a bit of rain, but we also had plenty of sunshine. 
A main feature of the day were the sweet, plump blackberries growing alongside the “Yorkshire lavadas” (Jack’s naming) and lanes. 
The main reason for the route was to finish the walk back into Marsden along Deer Hill Conduit: a high balcony above the Wessenden valley, but we tired of the wind and followed the lower Pennine Way route instead. 




Friday, 17 August 2018

Pub Night the Nursery 17/08/2018

Harvey hosted a pub night 20:30hrs 17/08/2018 at the Nursery pub in  Heaton Norris.


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Walk Heaton Mersey Heritage 15/08/2018

Chris & Janet H. led a Wednesday evening walk around Heaton Mersey.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Walk Grindon 12/08/2018

Harvey led a walk around Grindon12/08/2018. Starting at Hulme end we went S over fields to Wetton then W down into the Manifold valley then up to Grindon N then dropped into the Manifold valley back to Hulme End. All of the rivers and streams were dry. 10 miles only 5 members.

All streams and rivers were dry

Friday, 10 August 2018

Pub Night The Gardeners Arms 10/08/2018

John H. (railway John) hosted a pub night at the Gardeners Arms at Offerton Stockport . The pub was very busy due to Man U.-  V- Leicester 1st game of the new football season televised.

Gardeners Arms - Offerton

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Walk Hayfield 09/08/2018

Brian B. led a Thursday walk from Hayfield up to the Shooting cabin then N to near the Grouse inn then W then S onto Lantern Pike S onto Sett valley trail return. Some went to a teashop others into the George pub.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Walk Lyme Park 08/08/2018

In a change to the published program, John E. led a Wednesday evening walk from Disley railway station around Lyme Park return 5 miles. Some people visited the local pubs,as it was John E's birthday.
National Trust, Lyme Park, Cheshire | Under 1 hour from Manchester | The Urban Wanderer | Sarah Irving
Lyme Hall

National Trust, Lyme Park, Cheshire | Under 1 hour from Manchester | The Urban Wanderer | Sarah Irving
Lyme Cage 



Sunday, 5 August 2018

Weekend away at Newtonmore 03 to 05/08/2018

Graham B. organised a weekend away at Newtonmore in the Scottish Highlands. (photos , stories??)




Saturday, 4 August 2018

Cycle & Meal Higher Poynton 04/08/2018

Steve & Allison W. organised a Saturday evening cycle and walk then meal from Higher Poynton to Bollington return to the Boars Head for the meal. The cyclists went on minor roads to Bollington where they stopped at the Vale Inn then returned along the Middlewood way. The walkers did a circuit around Lyme park return.



Thursday, 2 August 2018

Walk Haughton Dale 01/08/2018

Chris and Wendy R. led a Wednesday evening walk from The Cheshire Ring pub to Aughton Dale return.

Cheshire Ring Hotel