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Healthy Walkers
“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.....


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.

Gillian Oldfield


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.

Sally Weatherill

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.

Sally Weatherill