Outside Langthwaite

Outside Langthwaite


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


Walk leader

Michelle


Route

Langthwaite - Booze - Fremington Edge - Reith - Langthwaite


Weather

As predicted - cloudy, overcast, occasional rain and sunshine, persistent wind (cold!).


Walkers

Michelle, Michael, George B, Ron, Sandy, Beth, Carol. Carol and Beth did a shorter walk.


Apologies and Excuses

Ashley - tied to his mother's apron strings (his own words)

Alex - GCSE arty

Bernie - school work

Evelyn - still recovering from ski injury


Comments

The most fresh air ever, most frogspawn ever and most frogs (doing synchronised breast stroke). Ron did a performance of "The Hills are Alive..." He was lying on the ground trying to take a photo of the rest of us cowering in the rain. Saw the rescue helicopter - it came over very low. The village of Booze had no pubs, but lots of desirable residences, full of potential.

Nice lunch spot beside a stream. Going uphill after lunch was hard work. The navigation was tricky, with problems at the farm, where a woman was very helpful. She pointed out the route we had discarded which had a signpost in the middle of the field. Passed a house with a living roof - lots of creepers, such as ivy and honeysuckle. Pleasant tea spot. Ruined castle beside a farm on the way back.

Wildlife: Cockerel and six hens in the car park. Lots of rabbits, alive and dead, and some sick bunnies. Sheep's skull. Many red grouse, pheasant, lots of dippers, male and female gosander, coal tit, heard a curlew, giant dog with one brown ear, chaffinches, lambs.


Evening meal

The Ravensworth Arms. Very good meal - it had changed in character, and was more of a restaurant than a pub.


Picture Gallery

March's walkers

March's walkers

At Langthwaite

At Langthwaite

Village

Walking through the village

Weather Vane

Weather Vane

By the Gate

By the Gate

George

George taking off

Sheep

Sheltering sheep

Tree house

Tree house

Signposts

Signposts

Mike

Mike in the gale

Exposed

Exposed

Ron

Ron the intrepid

The way home

The way home


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