- November 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm #3292
Fourteen members gathered in Bradwell for the Fourth Anniversary Thursday Walk,
The forecast was sunshine and showers. We did have a bit of sunshine but it was
mainly showers, some quite heavy. Mud featured prominently on the walk, of
varying depths, consistencies and avoidabilities. We started across fields to
Brough, where a wrong turning by the leader was soon corrected by the co-leader.
The path past the Navio Roman Fort soon brought us to Hope where we paused for a
loo stop and to don waterproofs. We then headed for Lose Hill, pausing on the
way for a coffee break during one of the few sunny intervals. The top of the hill
was wet and windy and after waiting for everybody to catch up, we set off along
the Great Ridge, over Back Tor to Backtor Nook, where we found a reasonably
sheltered spot for our picnic lunch. The timing was unfortunate, as this
coincided with one of the heavy showers. We didn’t linger and were soon
descending to Only Grange Farm. Our path south through fields soon joined
Hollowford Road, which took us to Castleton. From here it was through the cement
works (now owned by Breedon Group) back to Bradwell via Granby Road. After
shedding our wet outer clothes and muddy boots we could at last have our 4th
Anniversary party and get stuck into cakes (including an anniversary cake baked
by Rosy and decorated with a castle) and various other contributed nibbles,
washed down with copious quantities of tea served from a giant teapot. We
were joined by one non-walker, Charles. After four years, the Thursday walks
continue to be as popular as ever. Andy.November 11, 2016 at 10:03 am #3294
Distance: 8.4 miles; Ascent 1720 feet.
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