Stoned Again (23/04/2014)

Six members and two prospective members met at Middleton Top. Shorts were quickly abandoned and the group set off for the picture postcard village of Winster. A nice scramble up Harboro Rocks then over to the hamlet of Ible. The target was elevenses at the long-abandoned Bacon and beans Mmine; however our Leader missed his path and a hurried detour had to be found. Winster was as stunning as ever, and next Bonsall was reached via the Limestone Way. Lunch and a quick pub stop went down well, and it was full steam ahead to the National Stone Centre at Middleton.

The group were treated to a half hour discourse on the fine points of Dry Stone Walling, followed by a detailed inspection of the features built a couple of years ago by Shelley and Quentin. As they had all listened intently, a café break was taken in the late afternoon sun. 16 pleasant miles in a lovely part of the world.

QB 24.3.14

Duncan's "Sadistics" indicate that the walk was 15.5 miles, with 2150ft ascent.

Photos courtesy of Duncan & Quentin: