In which Stuart re-joins the group and has a spectacular accident on a bus, John auditions for this year’s pantomime and discussions stray onto the etymology of invisible rabbits. Continue reading
A wiggle around Diggle.
Most of the walks start and finish with a journey on public transport (which enables a point-to-point walk rather than a circular walk which often involves some repetition). This one started with an impromptu car ride, courtesy of a cancelled train. Continue reading
Margaret W (Alto) wanted to come on the walk but also wanted to conserve her energy for a game of tennis. Her compromise was to send a substitute in the form of her husband Craig. (I believe that she chose to do this for the walk only, not for the tennis match.) Continue reading
Having been out of commission for a while (strained tendons) I’ve lost track of the number of walks the group has done, so I’ve given up and reverted to dates. On the fourteenth of May at the dawn of the day (actually, it wasn’t dawn; that was poetic licence, allowing me to use the opening line to the folk song Bonny Black Hare), Roger and the 394 bus took us to Ernocroft whence we tacked back and forth up onto Ludworth Moor and down into the Etherow valley, then, skirting Broadbottom, and Hattersley, up a wooded valley and back to Gamesly for a bus home. The walk brought us exercise, danger, topiary, interesting signage, sheep and a vehicle that made its way into a previous walk report, even though we hadn’t seen it. Continue reading
Buses took us to New Mills then Whaley Bridge. After a brief road walk past Todbrook reservoir, we were out onto the open moors. Continue reading