Bronwyn preparing for a longer walk than advertised.
Wrapped up warm for lunch.
Company at lunch time.
Lovely jubbly! A warming drink at the end.
25 ladies enjoyed a leisurely walk around the Notton and Woolley countryside, most then popped into Notton Village Hall to enjoy some festive cheer.
Click to see the Entertainment at the end of the Mince Pie Walk
Thank you Jennifer, Mrs C and Bronners for the hilarity today.
Lovely to see everyone.
Merry Christmas all!
Once again leader needs to look at how she describes the walk, As starting at Carr Gate it took in Kirkhamgate, Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, Gawthorpe, West Ardsley and East Ardsley. Leader also needs to look at mileage a bit better, but felt she was covered with the 10ish miles !!!!! Could have cut off a corner to make it closer to 10, but as everyone seemed happy completed the route in mind. Still back at the cars for 2pm, with a fairly leisurely pace. Lunch was in a lovely glade in some woods and sun shone down on us. A slight Swifty bonus as turned right a bit too soon, but this was soon rectified!! - Chris
We enjoyed beautiful blue skies and fantastic scenery on Thursday. The "few" stiles were many and varied, challenging long and short legged individuals and anyone carrying a daypack.
We sat under a warmish winter sun at lunchtime and gazed at beautiful clear 180 degree views. A lovely day in good company, thanks Caroline. - Lise
My 9 miler up and downer leading the ladies up to Lepton and back to Ravensthorpe seemed to go well. Lots of good views, woodland walking and plenty of kicking through the autumn leaves.
We introduced a new girl Rachel to the delights of WWWN and surprisingly she was still smiling when we got back! Hooray!
The massive sum of 11 ladies joined Pauline on her walk starting at Fountains Abbey. (Yep 12 of us, a good backmarker must be able to count). A lovely route along the seven bridges walk that was. (Apparently not seven anymore). Over a hill, following a river to have lunch at the edge of Ripon. Then back through Studley Royal to see the deer. We saw three males with their antlers and further away was quite a few female deer. The route also took us past the oldest Cherry tree in the country and the ornate Church. A lovely route on a great day.
Three of us then had a short stroll within the grounds of Fountains Abbey as we had travelled too far not to. - Chris
The walk today took in Gomersal, Drub and Birkenshaw. Approx 7mile.
12 walkers joined me on our ramble today. The walk took us through Gomersal, and up to the village Drub, where we had our morning break taking in the lovely views. It was then over the fields, passing canary cottage. This was where canaries were bred for down the coal mine in Drub. That was the reality of days gone by. Lunchtime was enjoyed in beautiful sunshine.
The fields then led us back into Birkenshaw, and into the grounds of Oakwell Hall where most of us enjoyed a welcome drink, and chat before we all made our way home.
A lovely day was had by all. Jennifer
After sending in some photo’s, I was asked to follow them up with a report.
I double checked the programme as being the back marker I heard a few whispers about hills, and yes, the programme said several inclines and several stiles. Yes, definitely ticked both those boxes!!! (No angles had been given for the inclines). Also said beautiful view and that box again got a big tick. A lovely autumnal day, seeing Emley moor masts x 2 from every aspect.
A few of us learnt that the Shelly Welly Walk is signposted with the wellies upside down to create an arrow, so that you know you are going up the correct incline.
Fourteen of us started the walk, but one was abducted by a young man at a time that an abduction was welcomed (certainly no kicking and screaming was heard by any of us). So only thirteen returned. (Have to know how to count as a back marker).
Company as ever was brilliant, Thank you Lise for a great walk.
PS (several = more than two but not many, for those of you that were counting, me I was just happy to be out with you all). - Chris S
Heavy overnight rain did not deter the 20 intrepid walkers who enjoyed the blue sky and sunshine on our walk through Brockadale Woods and on to Wentbridge.
After lunch in the churchyard in we took up the challenge to make our return journey on the south bank of the river where the footpath came perilously close to the swollen waters. The great spirit of adventure ,willingness to help each other and plenty of laughter ensured that we all returned safe and dry and in good spirits.
A welcome drink at The Shoulder of Mutton gave a chance to admire the scrap metal sculpture which was built as a commemorative thank you to the organisers of the weekly deliveries of fresh fruit and veg boxes to the local community during the Covid19 lockdown.
Thank you all for a great day. - Joan
Joan led 20 walkers today from the lovely village of Kirk Smeaton. The walk went through Brockles Wood where all the fairies live. 🧚♀️ now in high-rise blocks. Lol.
The sun came out to guide us on our way through delightful woods. A bit of a muddy path by the river but we all survived. A beer shandy at the end sat in the sunshine next to the Tree of Life sculpture, before we all set of home.
Another delightful day. - Jennifer