Easter hiking – Part 2

Oh my days!!!!! Easter Sunday started with a lovely sunny day in Rotherham.  However, the forecast for Glossop where we would be hiking was "Continuous heavy rain".  Hard to believe such a contrast in weather over just 30 miles, but nonetheless, we packed our gear and a change of clothing for the end. After a good bowl of porridge with cinnamon and peanut butter, myself and my cousin Jill drove over to Old Glossop and met up (for my third time!) with the Shamblers walking group - around 25 people had turned out…continue reading →

Easter hiking – Part 1

I'm on a roll now... met up with the Shamblers walking group again today!  This time for ab 'Easy' 6-mile walk from Stanley Ferry near Wakefield.  A beautiful canal and woodland there-and-back walk, with a lunch stop at a local church. We started from a pub, and the sun was shining - what could be better?! An early viewpoint of a weir was our first stopping point. We stopped for lunch at a beautiful little church... and the clouds in the sky were a stunning swirl of shapes.       There followed…continue reading →

At last!! Perseverance pays off

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll be familiar with my attempts to meet up with the sociable Sheffield walking group 'The Shamblers'.  Well, on Saturday 1st April... I actually made it to one of their walks!! It was suspiciously listed on their website as a 5.5 mile walk to the 'Isle of Skye'.  Now, being the 1st April, I was on my guard for an April Fool's joke - we were after all nowhere near Scotland!  But nevertheless, I headed off with 'Bruce' my SatNav to the meeting point…continue reading →