Newmillerdam Circular

With today being a 'walkers only' walk, Thirty seven walkers joined Verna for a circular walk around her childhood stomping ground starting at Newmillerdam near Wakefield. Once aboard the coach, Jean our organiser had some announcements. New walkers Peter and Carol were welcomed Walk proposals were needed today so the programme for 2019 could be priced up

Scarth Wood Moor Circular

A beautiful day with bright skies and a gentle breeze set the scene for today's 5.5 mile circular walk around Scarth Wood Moor, led by Andy our coach driver.  Although not as long a walk as usual, the overall ascent of the walk - around 800 feet - combined with the heat made the walk feel

West Tanfield to Ripon

Continuing good weather greeted the Weekend Wanderers boarding the coach in Waterdale.  Today's linear walk of around 9 miles was lead by Brian. Jean introduced new walkers, Irene and David (another David!!!) and they were welcomed to the group. Walkers were also reminded to drink plenty - water of course!! as today was expected

Circular walk around Castleton

Tee-shirts shorts, suncream and sun hats were the order of the day for todays circular walk around Castleton.  The walk, led by Norman was a lovey 7.5 mile figure of 8 walk, taking in the stunning scenery of the great ridge running between Mam Tor and Losehill. Thirty six boarded the coach at Waterdale,

Blubberhouses – Harrogate

As your bloggers were away sunning themselves in Majorca, the notes and photos from the walk today were gratefully received from Jean T and Dave Ty. Jean handed out walk proposal forms for next year to potential leaders and it is due to the commitment of members that a varied programme of walks is produced

Ashford in the Water to Bakewell

An extremely warm and sunny day was forecast for today's walk.  A linear walk of around 8 miles around some of the most beautiful dales in the Peak District National Park led by Dave T.  There was a really good turnout today with 47 members boarding the coach at Waterdale. Jean had some announcements,

Sunday 1st April 2018 – Baslow to Hathersage

A drizzly morning with a cool breeze greeted the group boarding the coach for today's walk - a linear walk of around 8 miles, from Baslow to Hathersage.  There were 39 on the coach today - 3 non walkers who were dropped off in Chesterfield - the remaining 36 walked + Andy our coach driver

Sunday 3rd December 2017 – Christmas Walk and Meal – Foxhouse to Hathersage

As another successful year draws to a close, the Weekend Wanderers gathered for the Christmas Walk, led by David T.  Todays walk, shorter than usual, but of sufficient length to give the walkers an appetite for lunch, started from Foxhouse, passing through the Longshaw Estate,  calling at Grindleford Station, before arriving at Hathersage for the

Sunday 7th January 2018 – Ripley Circular

Unfortunately due to your blogger and today's walk leader being unwell, details of the walk have been kindly provided by Dave Ty. In the leader's absence, Dave T stood in and led walkers on a 9.5 mile circular starting in Ripley, past the historic castle, alongside the Deer Park with the pub stop for lunch at the Joiners

Sunday 4th March 2018 – Halifax

A bitter, bone chilling wind, the 'Beast from the East, all the way from Siberia, combined with Storm Emma moving up from Portugal resulted in copious amounts of snow being deposited and freezing weather conditions, necessitating Jean, to take the very sensible decision to cancel todays walk planned around Halifax. The walk programme for 2018 will

Sunday 4th February 2018 – Lincoln

A cold and sunny morning welcomed the Weekend Wanderers boarding the coach at Waterdale.   Jean T had an update on the proposed 2 night trip in September to the Lake District.  Andy our coach driver had produced an itinerary and further information.  Those interested in going were advised to book places via the contact details on the

Sunday 5th November 2017 – Wakefield Anglers Country Park Circular

The promise of a cool-ish, but bright and breezy day greeted the Weekend Wanderers as we set out from Waterdale for a circular walk of around 7.5 miles led by Verna. Jean welcomed new walker Will, who has recently re-settled in the Doncaster area from Canada.  Other announcements today included a request from Jean for volunteers to help man