Walk Reports - 2009

Totals for year:
Walks - 13
Miles - 299
Walkers - 235
Walk Leaders - 7


Malham. January 24th 2009. Distance - 18 miles. 21 walkers. Leader - Patricia Durdey.

Janet's Foss, Stockdale Lane, Smearsett Scar and Fountains Fell were visited.

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Ilkley. February 21st 2009. Distance - 21 miles. 12 walkers. Leader - Ralph Warman.

Round Hill and Beamsley Beacon were sampled today.


Hebden Bridge. March 21st 2009. Distance - 23 miles. 22 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

Enjoyed a moorland trail over Top Withens and Haworth.


Pendle. April 25th 2009. Distance - 21 miles. 20 walkers. Leader - Bryan Wiseman.

Set off from Barrowford, including four new faces, to head off towards Sabden via Roughlee and Barley. Rounded Churn Clough Reservoir then headed up over Deerstones to arrive at Pendle Hill summit. Had lunch in the rain then down into Downham. At Twiston one of the new walkers had problems with blisters so the group split into two groups. One headed straight back to Barrowford while the other carried on to Clough Head then over Twiston Moor, through Blacko and back to Barrowford.
Thanks to Sue and Judy for leading the second group back.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Austwick Bridge. Sunday May 10th 2009. Distance - 20 miles. 12 walkers. Leader - Patricia Durdey.

Enjoyed the beauty of the bluebells in Oxenber Wood and Crummockdale.


Ulfkil Stride. June 13th 2009. Distance - 33 or 24 miles. 13 walkers. Leader - Ralph Warman.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Limestone Lion. July 4th 2009. Distance - 35 miles. 8 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.


Barden Bridge. August 8th 2009. Distance - 22 miles. 23 walkers. Leader - Tony Fitzgerald.

Another fine and sunny day for Tony's walk. Up and over Simon's Seat then down to Trollers Gill. Over the moors and lanes to Burnsall, then lunch in Grassington. Back along the Dales Way to Barden Bridge.

Photos by Tom Wood.


John O'Gaunt Marshalls Walk. September 12th 2009. Distance - 25 miles. 17 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

Photos by John Sparshatt.


John O'Gaunt Challenge Walk. September 19th 2009. Distance - 10/20/25 miles. 114 walkers.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Burley To Hebden. October 17th 2009. Distance - 22 miles. 18 walkers. Leader - John Sparshatt.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Grassington. November 14th 2009. Distance - 20 miles. 15 walkers. Leader - Ian Dyer.


Xmas Walk. December 12th 2009. Distance - 15 miles. 29 walkers. Leader - Patricia Durdey.

Set off from Airton to visit Winterburn reservoir then up to Weets Top before descending to Kirkby Malham to have Xmas lunch at The Victoria. Headed back to Airton via the riverside path.

Photos by Tom Wood & John Sparshatt.


Yorkshire Three Peaks. Thursday December 31st 2009. Distance - 24 miles. 25 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

If memory serves there were twenty five turned up of which nine dropped out! We missed out Pen y Ghent as it resembled a giant iceberg. The snow was three foot deep and drifts up to six feet deep. Whernside was OK going up but most of us slid down on our bums !!! Ingleborough was just awesome and a white out encountered coming off (scary). Roll on next attempt.

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