Sun 21st Oct, 2001
Peak District (Trafalgar day) Walk
MEMBERS: Bob Anderson, Alan Barber, Sabina Cosulich, Linda Crossley, Jim & Sandy Gregson, Sheena Hendrie, Duncan Lee, Iain McCallum, Lorna Marsland, Lester Payne, Alan Peck, Pete Schofield, Derek Seddon, Jim Taylor, Peter Walker, Frank & Margaret Williams, Zoë Talks, Martin Heaton.
GUESTS: Janice Barber, Steve Chandler, Catherine Liddell, Anthony Mannion.
Was it the promise of a free car park which brought so many to Hope on a dull day? Whatever, it was gratifying to see 20 odd people, including welcome guests and Alan Barber wearing two pairs of shorts, ready for some serious walking. Before we had progressed very far the rain came to join us and stayed with us most of the day, so that by the time we reached the Nag's Head at Edale, where the President and Sheena were glimpsed dimly through the fug, we were feeling dampish. A breakaway lunch group dined under the church lych gate (draughty) after which the party began to get strung out, McCallum striding off in the lead, without a thought for Peter Walker's bad leg. In the ensuing gallop across the fields to Castleton it may be that some members rushed past the spectacular views from the top of the Winnats without noticing them, but all made it down to follow the muddy riverside track back to Hope. On such a fairly miserable day, it's great to be a part of a lively, cheerful lot like this. Thanks to all.
ENGLAND EXPECTS. . . nothing less than a great turnout for yet another superlative Peak District Walk. Meet at Hope Car Park (free!) on the A625 about 200 meters from the church, at 9:30am for 9:45 start. Route: cross the road, Fulwood Stile Farm, Hope Cross, Crookstone Barn & Hill, Ringing Roger, The Nab, Nag's Head Edale (lunch), Harden Clough, Windy Knoll, Top of the Winnats (spectacular views!), Castleton, Peakhole water and streamside track to Hope. About 12 miles. Ring me if you need a lift.