Sun 10th Jun, 2001
Kinder Walk and Climbing
Right up to Monday June 4th Llangollen Information Office were hopeful that the area would be opening up to walkers -and it did, but only The Offa's Dyke Path - no use to us. The very late change of venue meant I was very lucky that anybody turned up at all.
Hayfield: Kinder Western Edges.
Present: Linda Crossley, Lorna Marsland and David, Iain Mc,Callum and Peter Walker.
We started off from the National Trust car park in cool gloomy conditions but once up Williams Clough the weather brightened into a warm sunny day with wonderful long distance views and lovely cloud effects. Kinder at its very best. Our route continued along the classic round - The Downfall, Kinder Low, Brown Knoll, South Head, Mount Famine and back to Hayfield via the woods of Ellis Bank and the River Sett. Not many people seemed to have realised that the paths were open so this popular route was relatively uncrowded for a Kinder Sunday - except for the annoying herd of sheep which made determined efforts to share our lunch. So Kinder had welcomed us back like old friends and we celebrated with a pint outside in the sunshine at the Royal Hotel.
The original plans for Horseshoe Pass had to be changed due to Foot and Mouth restrictions.
This will be a combined Walking and Climbing meet.
Walkers should gather at the Bowden Bridge car park in Hayfield at 9:30am. The walk will be round/over/near Kinder Scout. Full details from the meet leader on the day.
Climbers can make their own choice from the crags round the area, though if they don't see the walkers passing then they may have to contact the meet leader later to claim a meet "tick"!