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 and produced in time to be handed out on the December walk.
- Christmas Walk/Dinner – again this will be held at the Little John in Hathersage – costing £8. Jean explained the menu choices available and these would be collected along with the money for the meal on the way home.
After a bit of a soggy start, the weather improved as we set off walking along the waters-edge of Newmillerdam lake. Along the way a heron was spotted fishing on the opposite bank. Leaving the lake behind, the beautiful colour of autumnal foliage was a feature of the route that joined the Wakefield way, the route then taking in varied aspects of the lovely West Yorkshire country side.