Walking Diary 2019

 

WALDEN WALK - Saturday 19th January

A splendid turn out of ten walkers arrived at Simon's house at 8:30 for delicious Bacon, Egg and Sausage butties, before setting off through the village at the start of their epic exploration of the dale called just Walden,

The walkers fortified with their Egg, Bacon and Sausage butties are ready to take on anything 

The walkers soon reach the first of many bridges and were greatly relieved

The bridge quality proves to be very variable as the walk progresses

Conditions worsen as the walkers traverse Walden and the route becomes indistinct.   The walkers have faith in their leader, despite his numerous consultations with the map. 

The group spreads out due to the difficult conditions, but Simon stops regularly to re-group

The walkers cross Walden Beck close to Walden Head and they start their return via the traitorous southern side

Some discussion was heard regarding the validity of certain bridges, but this one was deemed to meet the required specification 

The walkers were relieved to locate the West Burton falls, knowing that their lunchtime stop was close by

  Alan was pleased with the performance of his new boots

The walkers feast upon chips in the Fox and Hounds in West Burton, together with much Black Sheep and Theakston ales

  The walkers were amazed at how dark it became on the last stage of their journey back to Thoralby

 

Chip Score:     Ten individual generous bowls of high quality chips.

Weather:     Damp and cold conditions with snow on the higher areas

Walkers:     Simon (Leader), Paul, Ed, Tom, Michael, John, Colin, Alan, Kevin & Dick

 

 


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