Wild Walks (mostly mountainous)

Wild Walks (mostly mountainous)

A group of six Wild Walkers have just returned from the Cairngorms. This was a less rigorous trip than previous ones, with the group forswearing bothies and basing itself at a comfortable self-catering house near Braemar.

The group between them climbed six mountains including three Munros of similar heights - Derry Cairngorm 3788 ft, Lochnagar 3786ft, and Ben Vrotain 3797ft. From the summits the perfect clear air gave stupendous views of the whole of the highlands, with landmarks such as Glencoe, the Ben Nevis range and Kintail clearly visible.

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April - the final section of the Cambrian Way trail, Barmouth to Conwy, was completed.

Penultimate section from Alston to Garsdale.  Starting in the South Tyne valley, over Cross Fell and then up the Eden valley.  Final few miles in the headwaters of the river Ure.

A week away in Spain, for which we owe thanks to Nigel Carrick for the inspiration and organisation.

This is the next leg of our journey along Hadrian's Wall, and then down to Alston.  As you can see the weather was pretty good, but it was August.  Walked in 2013.

This is a selection from just one leg of our tracing Wainwright's "A Pennine Journey" from Seattle to Hadrian's Wall and back.  We did this section from 12th to 15th April 2013.

Day trip to the Yorkshire Dales, leaving Stevenage at 6.11 am, arriving Horton-in-Ribblesdale, walking 13 1/2 miles over Ingleborough, returning to Stevenage at 9.47pm.  The train cost £28 return.

A typical wild walkers outing.
Leave Letchworth Station at 6.23am.
Arrive Settle, via Leeds, 10.43am.
Walk 11 miles to Horton.
Stay at the Golden Lion

Nigel’s Report of our August Day Trip to Edale by Train

Our Group started the New Year with 6 members enjoying a 50-mile trek across the Yorkshire