Who Goes There


Who goes there. 2.6.21.

 

Gradbach CP was almost full when the 6 of us arrived. A quick look at the old Mill, together with the first of the Leaders riveting yarns! A scramble up to the rocks, great for kids scrambling then down to one of the days highlights, Luds Church. Nicely tidied up by Staffs group a few years ago, then story number 2 together with the reason behind the walk name. Some 40 years ago I took my Cub Pack through, but had positioned 2 Scouts up on the top with instructions to challenge us all. It back fired badly and some little ones were terrified. Ah well. We also spent time looking for the Green Man, as sent over by Peter Schick. Bridget spotted a possible rock formation but we weren’t convinced.

 

Up onto the Roaches with Ken the only one to have seen the Wallabies. Along the ridge to the Hanging Stone plus elevenses. Ashort walk took us to the delightful hamlet of Bearda, together with its mills, the on to lunch at Gig Hall another stunning spot, listening to the Dane and its Weirs. A short walk along the Dane Valley Way with a really nice stop at the Wincle Brewery. Highly recommended.

 

A 3 mile gentle walk again on the DVW, with a final stop at the Peter Watson Camp Site. Time for the Leaders last story, telling how the site came into being together with a seamy report on the errant Deputy Warden. Not for the squeamish! Back at the CP after around 11 pleasant miles in lovely weather. How luck we are to have this on our doorstep.

 

QB. 6.6.21.

A seventh person wasn't allowed on this walk so had to go to the Butchers Arms in Hepworth instead with the Irregulars. Terrible sealed