2017

Wickham Festival (August)

Despite drinking a litre of port each these “handsome” festival goers still managed to find the beer tent on the first night………..

 

Lakes (July)

WOW. What scenery. What a place for walking. And (of course) what a place for swimming.

 

A beautiful photo of Thirlmere by Sophia

 

What would have been another beautiful photo by Sophia if it wasn’t for an unnamed individual (apparently with no teeth!)

 

Low-level walking in the Langdales

 

High-level walking on top of Hevellyn. I’m scared. Where is my support team?

 

Neil (new version), Sophia, Tahira and Digger

 

 

Swim spots added to gazetteer

 

And new swimmers……..

 

Glastonbury (June)

No sure why people think you don’t get much room to camp at Glastonbury. Look. There is loads of room (if you get someone to pitch your tents at 8am on the Wednesday morning). Thanks Ian

 

Sharnbrook (May)

OK not really a weekend away although we did walk to a beer event in a nearby village

West Wycombe (May and match days before)

Stirling (April)

Ben Ledi is a great mountain, but it can be raining, snowing and windy

 

Many people don’t know that its was used in a new League of Gentlemen movie

 

Cleveland (March)

The Monroe of the Cleveland Hills (I mean the hill in the background not me). Note my woolly hat is shaped just like Roseberry Topping)

 

Now what’s the name of the hill? Also known as the Matterhorn of North Yorkshire?

 

Now what’s the name of that famous one club town in the North-East? Ah yes Hartlepool United.

Stirling (March)

Where was it you said that you went?

 

Training walk ahead of the Scottish Easter Holiday/Boot Camp

 

 

Yorkshire Dales (Feb)

The Yorkshire Dales are a National Park so you need a map and someone who likes looking at maps (note fitness instructor and map reader Neil in background)

 

We made it up to the “snow line” ie a small patch of snow protected behind a stone wall.

 

There always seemed to be signs like these at the starts of the walk and I didn’t understand why.

 

All became clear as my back and legs hurt, but fortunately there is a known Yorkshire liquid cure.

 

 

The Leicestershire Hills (Feb)

 

OK. OK. Its Leicestershire so not that hilly. Here are Chris (fitness instructor) and Digger on a “summit” in Bradgate Park

The Peaks (Jan)

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View from Mam Tor towards “Win Hill”

 

WE17 Peaks Loose Hill (IMG_0247)

The view from “Loose Hill” ie none on a foggy day!

 

Manchester (Jan)

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Although this photo doesn’t capture it, there is an awful lot of active people at Burnage Rugby Football Club at 8.30am on a Saturday morning. I am not one of them!