August 2020

August Memories

As we continue to be almost ‘confined to barracks’ during the Covid Pandemic we are not able to meet and walk, talk and take a little light refreshment so I am taking the opportunity to look back and revive a few memories from the months of August from 2002 to 2012.

August 2002 Buckden, Cray, Hubberholme.

Pub: White Lion at Cray.

Led By John P.

Quoting from John’s notes for the walk:
“It doesn’t seem like it but this is our 10th anniversary. Sometimes it seems remarkable that we are still going strong, particularly as the first three walks were done in very inclement weather, and the fourth was abandoned because of very heavy rain.
In celebration I thought it would be a good idea to repeat the first walk through wonderful limestone country. This time the other way round and, as with the first few walks, we will stop at the pub two thirds of the way round.”

August 2005 In the Footsteps of Black Dick.

Pub: Hare & Hounds, Hopton
Led by Roger, six miles through fields and lanes around the rural valley of Rods Beck near Lepton. The photo was taken at Lascelles Hall cricket field.

August 2006 Holme Moss to Holme Village

Pub: Fleece Inn, Holme.
Led by Roger, From Holme Moss summit, along moorland gamekeepers paths descending through Ramsdens Clough to Holme village. This was the walk honoured with a Red Arrows fly past!

August 2007 The Upper Holme Valley
Pub: The Rock Inn, Brockholes
Led by Roger
The Holme Valley Riverside Trail to Holmfirth then via Wooldale, New Mill and back to Brockholes.

August 2008 Mirfield to Whiteley and back.
Pub: The Hungry Horse, Shepley Bridge, Mirfield.
Led by Roger

August 2009 Ancient Pennine Crossings
Pub: The Great Western, Standedge.
Led by Roger
Along remains of the Wakefield and Austerlands turnpike road before taking the Pennine Way to Black Moss and then the Pennine Bridleway to Millstone Edge and via Thieves Bridge and the first turnpike route over the Pennines and back to the pub..

August 2010 Langsett Moors
Pub: Dog & Partridge, Flouch.
Led by Roger
A circular walk over the moors near Langsett.

August 2011 The Southern Washlands Nature corridor, Stanley Ferry
Pub: The Hungry Horse at Stanley Ferry
Led by Roger

August 2012 Good views over Airedale & to Wharfedale.
Pub: The George, Cullingworth.
Led by Pete & John.
The 20 year anniversary and the picture provides the weather report!