Route

Route


Walk leader* Route* Weather* Walkers* Apologies and Excuses* Comments* Evening Meal* Picture Gallery


Walk leader

Ron


Route

Holburn Grange - Holburn - Swinhoe Lake - St Cuthbert's Cave.


Weather

Better than forecast, overcast with bright periods, mild, very little wind.


Walkers

Ron, Sandy, Alex, George B, Ashley.


Apologies and Excuses

Beth - off riding a camel (in Tunisia)

Bernie - skiing

Evelyn - pulled leg muscle skiing

Mike and Michelle - too busy

Carol - didn't want to walk the full distance (bad foot)


Comments

Very hard to find the car park. Very muddy, fast walk - completed 7.5 miles in 3.75 hours. The hunt was out minus one hound. Saw a chair with no view. Did not meet anyone else. Nice lake with boats on - we didn't go swimming in it. There was a collapsed house, and some funny place names - Dick's Oldwalls and Detchant Coalhouses. Climbed two barbed wire fences only to find stiles further along.

St Cuthbert's Cave was held up by a plinth of rock. There was a stone memorial to the Leather family. Ashley surmised that if (aka Jennifer Saunders) they had not been good then it would have been "hell for leather".

Wildlife: Lots of birds, chaffinches, wrens, pheasants and robins. Some sheep took an interest in us.


Evening meal

The Ridley Arms, Stannington. Joined by George G, Carol and Evelyn. A bit short on vegetables. Six people had bland sponge pudding with blackberry sauce (actually very nice).


Picture Gallery

February's walkers

February's walkers

Awkward manoeuvres

Awkward manoeuvres

The way we came

The way we came

The way we should have come

The way we should have come

Navigation

Navigation

Lunch

Lunch

Then there were

And then there were...

Three

...Three

Cheap seats

Cheap seats

Strength

Strength


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