“During a period of ill-health, I was grateful to receive a “Get Well’ card from the Fellowship via the Welfare Team”
Why I enjoy the Fellowship.....
OUR JULY WALK – THE CRACKPOT MOSAIC TRAIL
Thirteen Healthy Walkers and three grandchildren met in the car park of the Moorhouse
B & B (with permission), near Dallowgill. To our relief, a violent thunderstorm had
cleared the air during the night but it was still a very warm morning. Sun cream
and sun hats were the order of the day and we walked up the road to find the first
mosaic, bluebells. After a short stop we continued on the walk which is very varied,
down lanes, through a wood, over foot bridges and across fields to meet the moor
which has lovely views and where heather was beginning to flower. We helped the children
to spot the mosaics as we went along and eventually made our way to our lunch stop
in a quarry where we were supervised by some eagle-eyed sheep. After a welcome break
we continued through a ford and made our way back to our cars via lanes and more
foot bridges, trying to make sure that we didn’t miss any of the twenty two mosaics
although one or two alluded us. Despite being tired on our return, we felt that it
had been a very enjoyable day and looked forward to refreshing drinks and showers
on our return home.
The Roecliffe Ramble - 28 August
Fifteen members set out after some heavy rain so we avoided the longer riverside
path and instead set off along Sheaflands Lane making our way towards the road then
to follow the track to Westwick Lock. From the lock we headed towards the River Ure
where we could admire the wide lawned path leading down from Newby Hall to the river.
After a short coffee stop we retraced back along the river to re-join the track back
to Roecliffe just as more heavy rain descended.
Everyone greatly enjoyed our lunch at the Royal Oak, Staveley.
Healthy Walkers - September 25th
Carol Dobinson led three Walkers from Jennyfield Co-op to walk to Ripley. At the
same time I left Starbeck with a group of six to meet up at Ripley. Carol’s group
passed the school then across the A59 and along a good track to the A61. They saw
dog walkers and blackberry pickers. After walking along Knox Lane they had a tricky
route. Slippery stiles, a ploughed field and rather squishy cattle fields. After
passing behind Daleside Nurseries, and a huge barn conversion, they joined the route
to meet up with my group who had just strolled along the cycle track.
At Ripley the café was closed so a few Walkers went to the church and the rest of
us went to The Boars Head for a very nice lunch.
On the return journey we spent about-an-hour watching the Elite Mens Cycle Time Trial
and then we walked back along the cycle track to Bilton where we separated to go
back to Jennyfield and Starbeck. All together each group did about 8 miles enjoying
the fine weather and good company.