By a strange coincidence, three members of Marple Choral Society rode the 394 bus and all got off at Gamesley. December first is the start of “meteorological winter” (because it’s easier for weather forecasters to work in calendar months!) and we were rewarded with enough frost to put a thin crust of ice on the puddles of the field paths (but enough sun to melt it quickly in the exposed places). Continue reading
We’ve had several comments for how lucky we’ve been with the weather for the walks. Well, by contrast this one started out as a Grade A Grey Day, with cloud down below a thousand feet in places. (In some of those places, we were walking at above a thousand feet.) Nevertheless, a good (well spaced) walk ensued… Continue reading
In Rainow, we met some people we’d met before, but, due to social distancing, they wouldn’t stay close enough to be photographed, so this is largely a chronicle of the impediments to progress on John’s obstacle course.
Under the November 2020 Covid regulations we are allowed to walk, but not in groups of more than two. Consequently the walkers were so far apart that none of them got into the pictures during Roger’s semicircumnavigation of Glossop. Continue reading
For the second time, Stuart led the group out of the Tesco Car Park at Whaley Bridge. This time, the route took us over Chinley Churn to New Mills. Continue reading