Martin on Ben Vrackie - May 2010
Sue and Martin's Trips Programme

Archives - 2010

Monday 20 December

Shutlingsloe - a traditional 5 km yomp - 7.30 pm from Trentabank car park (SJ 960 711), adjourning to the Leather's Smithy in Langley. Short report here.
Sunday 12 December Christmas Walk and lunch in the Peak District. Started at 10.15 am from Wettonmill in the Manifold Valley - free parking at SK 094 561 (the tea shop over the bridge opens at 10.00 am).
A stroll via Thor's Cave to the Watts Russell Arms in Hopedale for lunch at 1 pm, then return via Ecton Hill. A lovely 17 km (10+ mile) walk. Report here.
Tuesday 23 November

The Langdale Pikes - The Greater Traverse, including a variant on Great British Ridge Walk Number 13. Report here.

Sunday 21 November Porth Dinllaen and Penrhyn Nefyn - a 12 km stroll around Nefyn. Report here.
Saturday 20 November A Great British Ridge Walk - Number 8 - The Nantlle Ridge - from Garnedd-Goch to Y Garn. Report here.
Friday 19 November Carn Fadryn & Garn Bach. A 7 km stroll. Report here.
Wednesday 17 November Wednesday 17 November 2010 - Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd, and the Iron Man. A 4 km circuit from Llanbedrog. Report here.
Tuesday 16 November A Great British Ridge Walk - Number 6 - Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr, The Cwm Horseshoe. Report here.
Monday 15 November Yr Eifl and Tre'r Ceiri. An 8 km amble. Report here.
Wednesday 10 November

A visit to White Nancy and the Macclesfield Canal, leaving at 7.30 pm from the Vale Inn (SJ 932 781) in Bollington. There's a photo here.
Wednesday 20 October Met at the Boddington Arms in Wilmslow (SJ 833 814) to set off at 7.30 pm on a 5 km search for more Bog People in Lindow Moss. Report here.
Sunday 10 October Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon - 9 am from Sowerby Bridge. Report here.
Thursday 23 September A short walk from Little Budworth, west of Winsford, featuring the remains of Mondrum. Met at 7.30 in the bar of The Red Lion, Vicarage Lane, Little Budworth (SJ 598 653). Around 8 km. A short comment is incorporated here.
Thursday 26 August to Thursday 2 September TransAlp Bike Ride from Bludenz to Lago di Garda.
Web page. Blog. Slide show.
Tuesday 24 August

Deepest Cheshire - started at 7.30 pm from the Ye Olde Park Gate Inn in Over Peover (SJ 786 739). Report here.

Thursday 12 August Planned to m eet at Bury Metrolink interchange at 7.30 pm for a 9 km stroll north, through Burrs - a country park, and Summerseat, with Greater Manchester's smallest railway station, to Ramsbottom, returning by bus. (Cancelled due to floods. Will be reconvened)
Tues/Weds 10/11 Aug A bike ride from Marple to Bonsall and back. Report here. Route here.
Sunday 8 August A bimble in the Peak District - met 10.00 am at the car park south of Tideswell (SK 154 742). Report here.
Thursday 29 July Around Wrenbury - set off from the Cotton Arms (SJ 591 480) at 7.30 pm for a 9 km adventure featuring the Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Branch). Report here.
12 to 19 July Collett's, Corvara. Fun in the Dolomites. Self catering in Chalet Angelo. There's a report here.
Tuesday 22 June Whitbarrow East and Lord's Seat - meet 7.30 pm at Raven's Lodge (SD 461 853) for a 9 km summer's stroll in the South Lakes.
We did this walk five years ago to the day. Route details are here. There's a report here.
14 to 27 May TGO Challenge 2010 - follow the blog of Martin's 4th attempt at progressing across Scotland here.
The previous three years' 'Challenges' are reported on here.
Thursday 6 May Hale Moss and the Bollin Valley - met 7.30 pm prompt at Altrincham Railway Station for an 11 km circuit in a surprisingly rural landscape. Report here.
Thursday 29 April The Bulls Head in Tintwistle was the starting point, at 7.30 pm, for this 10 km circumnavigation of Valehouse and Rhodeswood Reservoirs. Report here.
Wednesday 28 April Walking in South Africa - 8 pm at Hazel Grove Civic Centre, London Road, Hazel Grove SK7 4DF, for some slides of our trips to the Drakensberg and the Cape Town area. This was a Stockport Walking Group event, but do please ask if you would like to see this show.
19 to 24 April Aberfoyle to Fort Augustus on 'A Caledonian Trail', involving part of a Lazy Austrian's 23 day saunter across Scotland.
Six days, 148km, 4400 metres ascent. Report here.
Saturday 17 April Glas Bheinn Mhor, Belig, Garbh-bheinn and Marsco, from the A87 at the head of Loch Ainort.
18 km, 1750 metres ascent, with a champagne interlude near the summit of Garbh-bhein. Report here. Slideshow here.
Thursday 8 April Joined Gayle and Mick for the Thorpe to Youlgreave section of their K2CW walk. Keep an eye on their blog for progress and timings. Martin's account of the day is here.
27 March to 3 April Ullapool - Tigh na Mara.
Ten of us enjoyed another action-packed trip. See here for blog entries.
Thursday 25 March

Met at the Drum and Monkey (SJ 848 787) at 7.30 pm for an old favourite - 8 km around Alderley Edge. Turned out to be a shortened route on a dreich night.

Tuesday 16 March

Great British Ridge Walk Number 20. Skiddaw via Ullock Pike, descending by Birkett’s Edge.  This is 13 km with 1015 metres ascent, starting at 10 am from a small lay-by at NY 237 311 by Orthwaite Road, a little above the junction with the A591 above Bassenthwaite village. Report here.

Wednesday 10 March

Great British Ridge Walk Number 7. Moel Hebog by the North-East ridge and a Traverse of the North Ridge over Moels yr Ogof and Lefn, starting from Beddgelert Car Park at 10 am.  It’s 12 km with 980 metres ascent. Report here.

Saturday 6 March

A short circuit from Edale. Report here.

Tuesday 2 March

Great British Ridge Walk Number 12. The Greenburn Horseshoe - Wetherlam via the Little Langdale Edge, Swirl How via the Prison Band and descent over Carrs and down Wet Side Edge. Met at 10.00am at Little Langdale - NY 316 034. Report here.

Thursday 25 February A stroll from the Midland at Marple Bridge (SJ 964 894) - met in the bar at 7.30 pm for a
9 km saunter, via Roman Lakes and Strines.
Saturday 20 February The Altrincham Circular - 15 of us met 9.00 am outside Timperley Metro Station (SJ776897) for this brisk 30 km jaunt via Davenport Green, Halebarns, Bollin Valley, Little Bollington and Dunham Massey. Report here.
Wednesday 17 February Great British Ridge Walk Number 18 - The Little Dale Horseshoe by Scope End to Hindscarth and the Littledale Edge to Robinson descending via High Snab Bank. Report here.
Thursday 11 February Ben Lomond - Martin's third ascent, on a fabulous winter's day. Report here.