“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 plus our favourite, Ruby the dog, set out after some heavy rain so
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.
Our next walk is for 25 September meeting at either Ravenscourt or Jennyfields Co-op.
Both groups will walk to Ripley for lunch and stroll back.