Report of 4th Anniversary walk, 10 Nov 2016

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    Andy Smith
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    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.

    #3294

    Andy Smith
    Keymaster

    Distance: 8.4 miles; Ascent 1720 feet.

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