“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.....
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.
AN AUTUMN WALK IN NIDDERDALE
On a bright autumn morning seventeen Healthy Walkers met in Pateley Bridge for a
6 mile walk. We walked along the riverside and up a lane past various caravan sites
until we turned down a path to a bridge which we crossed and stopped for our refreshments
among the old lead mine workings. We then wended our way up through the shale on
the Nidderdale Way until we met the road where we enjoyed looking at more lovely
views of NIdderdale. We paused to admire three cheerful looking gnomes and some
geese in a field and continued until we turned off the road to descend through fields
and a lane into Pateley Bridge. We had a very enjoyable and well earned lunch in
the Riverside Cafe and felt very fortunate to have been able to complete a fairly
challenging walk on a beautiful sunny day.