Shirley's Smiles Plus Three Miles- 10th April 2011

01 Half way up 02 Sheffield's finest 03 Dennis regroups 04 Anybody got any eggs? 05 Morning break at Nut Wood 06 Getting warm 07 Rudolf's in reverse Shirley's Smiles Plus Three Miles

10th April 2011

Leaders Dennis Allport and Bill Palmer

23 members and guests met at Brantingham Village Hall, East Yorks on a lovely sunny morning. The Vermuyden group were joined with Rebecca (West Yorks) Frank and Keith (The Irregulars) John and Malcolm (East Yorks) Terry and Ruth, Jan (Lincs) Mike (Newcastle) Duncan (Nidderdale)and Elaine (York)

This walk was devised by the Vermuyden LDWA group and was dedicated to Shirley Forster who sadly passed away in June 2009. Shirley was well know and loved by many in the LDWA. The first event was run as a charity event in June 2010, which raised a substantial amount of money in memory of Shirley which was donated to The Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice

01 First and biggest climb of the day.

02 Sheffields finest still smiling even though he cut short the previous day's challenge event to deliver a rousing team talk to his beloved Blades only to be stuffed by a late Middlesbrough winner.
His day unfortunately got worse when he suffered another Vermuyden first when Terry and Ruth drunk more beer at the lunch time pub stop. Has this legend, my Hero, peaked and on the slide?

03 Hang on Dennis ! we seem to have lost about 15 people. First regroup of the day.

Yep, Dennis's training for the 100 is on track.

04 Three beauties of which the name eludes me at the moment but watch this space.

The walk today would be taking us from Brantingham to Ellough Dale, Welton, Wauldby Manor, Rowley Manor, little Weighton and Woodale

05 Mid-morning coffee break on edge of Nut Wood, as you can see a lovely day and very handy seating arrangement.

06 After a pub stop in the Black Horse, Little Weighton where the voluptuous Vicky was the order of the day we set off with the day warming up. A regroup, a quick drink and another layer of clothing off, then off on the final leg, or was it?
It was nice to see John Forster, Shirleys husband when he made a very welcome appearance during our lunch stop in Little Weighton.

07 Whenever there's a downhill there's an uphill. A reverse of Rudolph's challenge walk on this section so a few of us knew what was coming, a beautiful shot of the hillside.

Just to show how flexible and accommodating this Vermuyden group is we had three different lengths of walk, 8 miles (5 people ) 20.3 miles (18 people) of which 4 people led by Frank completed a last ditch loop adding 2 miles to make 22.

A big thankyou to Dennis and Bill for doing a fine job leading.
And a big thankyou to all the members and guests who turned up to make it a good day's walking on a beautiful sunny day.