Olwyn went for a walk with Julie on Wednesday to Kirkstall nature reserve and Abbey and sent these photos in for the blog. With the blue skies and sunshine you could be forgiven for thinking it's summer! Who knew Olwyn is such a good photographer! I like the last one best.
Olwyn sent me an email yesterday with some photos to share with you all. These first ones are from Sunday 14th February with Ruth and her husband Dave on a 9 mile walk on the Leeds-Liverpool canal.
And here are four more taken in Thornes Park yesterday, with snowdrops just heralding the beginning of the end of winter! Thank you Olwyn!
Received a few lovely photos from Chris S, with this;
"Joined Margaret Scott and Carol on a lovely post birthday walk (Margaret's) as we did a bit of the Wakefield Way on the last day of 2020. The view through the trees that looks like water is actually snow, but with the reflection of the lovely blue sky. Great company, lovely Christmas cake thanks to Carol."
"what3Words" is a FREE app for your smartphone. It gives every 3x3 square metre of the whole world a unique three-word code. For a local example, the front door at the Fox and Hounds at Newmillerdam is ///haunt.fence.tastes
You can now easily find a what3words address for anywhere in the world. what3words addresses are easy to say and share, are as accurate as GPS coordinates and more accurate than mobile phone locators.
Think how useful this is if you're just trying to meet up with somebody. For example, "I'm in the car in the bottom car park in Cannon Hall Country Park, across the road from that Garden Centre just outside of Cawthorne" becomes w3w.co/fuzz.bumping.hunt so if you send this link to your mate it will show them the very 3x3 metre square you're parked in!
Handy, useful, clever, of course, but think about how you, as walkers/ramblers/hikers would find this, if you suddenly can't continue your journey because of an accident, trip, fall, medical emergency - or even if you're just lost!
Our emergency services in the UK have been quick to pick up on its usefulness;
Our local walking/tourist organsiations and bodies are recommending the use of what3words;
Are you convinced yet?
For more even more information have a look at the website for more information
Click here to download the app for an iPhone or android smartphone.
I recommend that you always use a link from an official, certified website which will have rigorous security procedures to help keep your device safe. The above link will take you straight to the download page for Apple App Store or Google Play - so you don't risk getting a hacked version.
Click here see for some guidance on how to use the app
WWWN! I hope you found this post useful, and that you manage to download the app to your phone. If you do, don't just forget about it! Have a play with what3words while you're at home to see how it works, and then get out and test it out!
I don't know exactly when this was, but Susan sent me this photo of a recent pre Christmas walk. She says Carol took the photo as selfie didnt work! It was a short walk at Cawthorne (last minute change of walk due to filming in Emley) and they finished off with a little Christmas lunch, sandwiches, quiche, scones, mince pies etc including Crackers. (That doesn't look like a "little" Christmas lunch to me!) She says it was a really enjoyable time to end an awful year - and we all know exactly what she means with that! Merry Christmas all!
Not an official WWWN walk but Lesley went out, took some photos, and sent them to me with a walk-talk - so here they are, published!
"Today, Cath and I walked in the Dearne Country Park. Its hard to imagine when you are there, that Barnsley town centre is so close.
The day was sunny and the walk included local history both recent and distant in the forms of the aqueduct and the viaduct now long gone, the pit winding gear and of course Monk Bretton Priory. The footpaths wind past attractive lakes and through woodland some of which was planted just after the first World War when wood was badly needed.
The walk continues along the Trans Pennine trail and provides the opportunity to walk in the grounds of the Priory where Cath and I ate our socially distanced lunch in the cloisters.
A distant view of Oakwell gave Cath a reminder of pre-lockdown and a happy day was had!!"
Message from Lesley:
Just in case ladies imagine that we are all sitting and waiting for opening time again thought I'd send you some photos taken when Jane and I walked around Cannon Hall and then by chance bumped into Jennifer and Margaret. It was so lovely to suddenly meet up with other ladies and makes you realise what a privilege it is to belong to this group.
The photos show what a beautiful day it was, with fabulous autumn colours.
Here's a late entry from Chris S. She sent me this walk talk and a couple of photographs which look, indeed like they are heading into the darkest depths of South Yorkshire! Apparently the half dozen walkers comprised of Chris S herself, the two Margaret Ss, Gwenda, Chris W and Carole - you just have to use your imagination.
Here's Chris's offering.
On the 25th October six of us snuck into deepest darkest South Yorkshire (already Tier 3) and had a lovely walk lead by Margaret S, with her and Carole's "merged" walk. I resumed my roll as back marker as per photos. Was amazingly busy and people were in "our lunch spot" but we coped well. Margaret's part of the merged walk took us up a "chuffingly" steep hill. Definitely a heart thumping climb. Was so lovely to be back, walking with friends.
Thank you Chris
Notification - Walk Programme suspended for the foreseeable future
WWWN returned to running Group Walks in a COVID-secure way from September through to the end of October and the Committee thanks all the walk leaders who offered their walks during these difficult months.
Sadly now though, following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night (Saturday 31st October) of a second national lockdown so we have no option but to cancel the walks programme from Thursday 5th November until further notice.
We will still go ahead with the Zoom meeting for the Christmas Fuddle so please keep your eye on the Bulletin! page for further details.
Stay Safe x