Walking Diary 2022


COVERBRIDGE WALK - Saturday 21st May

The walkers arrived at the sensible hour
of 9:30 and prepared for their first
proper walk since 2020.




Leaving and following the River Cover they proved their
lack of fear by posing on the dangerous stepping stones

Only a few complaints were heard when the route took them up their first hill

The walkers were seen gazing at
the mighty Middleham Castle



At precisely 11am the walkers sat and
demanded pork pies before going any further

Much to the obvious relief of the walkers, individually wrapped pork pies were handed out by Dick and thoroughly enjoyed by all.


Numerous dangerous bridges were negotiated by the brave walkers on their carefully chosen route

The walkers were humbled to see a Lancaster bomber and Spitfire perform a flypast in honour of their return to regular walking!!!

The last two bridges were quickly negotiated before the walkers were ready to enter the Cover Bridge Inn and celebrate the recommencement of regular walking

The walkers initially dined outside, before transferring indoors to maintain body heat

ChipAdvisor:          Quality and quantity good and served well, with appropriate condiments

Ale score:            
  No complaints from those that enjoyed Timothy Taylors and Black Sheep, although some were unhappy to consume alcohol free drinks!!

Walkers:               Colin (leader), Tom, Dick, Paul, Alan and guest Bruce (Paul's brother)

Weather:              A slightly cold and breezy day, but acceptable

WEST SCRAFTON WALK - Thursday 16th June

Six walkers arrived at the new
hour of 9:30 and discussed stories
of many long lost bridges.




With Tom in charge of the route, the
walkers remained especially confident
that they would not get lost

Much to the obvious pleasure of Tom, the bridges came quick and fast

Little time was wasted by the walkers in securing quantities of ale at the Foresters Arms in Carlton.


The walkers were pleased to see the arrival of Cliff for lunch

The walkers were disappointed by the quality of the chips served at the Foresters Arms and awarded a score of just 2 chips!!   The selection of ales was also barely adequate.


As can be seen, Alan risked extreme danger to obtain action shots of some of the bridges


ChipAdvisor:         2 medium bowls of slightly undercooked chips - rather disappointing

Ale score:            
  Poor selection - only three ales were available

Walkers:              Tom (leader), Colin, John, Paul, Alan and guest Bruce  + Cliff for the lunch stop

Weather:              A hot and sunny day

WEST BURTON WALK - Thursday 21st July

Six walkers arrived at the green
in West Burton in anticipation
of Paul's hilly walk.




Due the extreme inherent danger, 
the authorities took great interest
in the progress of the walkers
with two early fly passes

Quality bridges were meticulously recorded by the walkers, as they followed Paul's fully documented route

As the walk progressed, fatigue set in and the walkers grabbed any opportunity to rest



The walkers had a early glimpse at The Street Head Inn in Newbiggin as they descended from Cowstone Gill.   However, the walkers quickly negotiated the downhill route to arrive at their chosen hostelry for ale and chips.

ChipAdvisor:         3 large bowls of excellent quality chips

Ale score:            
  Timothy Taylors Landlord and Theakstons ales.

Walkers:              Paul (leader), Colin, John, Tom, Alan and Bruce  + Cliff & Dick joined for the lunch stop   (Cliff joined us for the return to the cars)

Weather:              A warm and pleasant walking day

NEXT WALK - Thursday 18th August

Tom's BBQ Walk

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