Some photos of Leslie's walk around Langsett Reservoir have arrived with me. It looks a bit damp and drizzly so I've included the obligatory coffee shop shot too.
Judith's walk today - a predicted 8 miles through woods, fields, paths and styles. 8 miles? I pondered and considered it, and then after a bit of "friendly persuasion" from Pat C last week I decided to brave it and I'm so glad I did. The scenery through/round Temple Newsam) is always gorgeous but Judith had laid on great weather too, so it was extra gorgeous today. No rain, mild weather, little wind, and even some blue skies and sunshine towards the end - what's not to like? 7.45 miles, 17,363 steps and 858 calories burned - thank you Judith; it was a good day.
It was lovely to sit in Temple Newsam's coffee shop at the end of our walk and be joined by Denise who as always looked glamorous and definitely not like she'd just walked 7.45 miles!
I remembered to switch my gizzmo on today so for those of you who'd like to know where you've been so you might go again - here's the route ...
It was a lovely walk but obviously too much for some. Let's hope she's not still there!
Pat led 24 of us on a great walk around Thornhill today. With the autumn colours out in full glory the scenery was stunning. I forgot to switch my gizmo on when we set off so I didn't log the route or the distance today but I'm told we walked 6.5/7 miles depending on which gizmo owner I asked. It's disconcerting how it can differ from one gizmo to another but it gives you an idea at least ... if you remember to switch it on!
Some of the route was very uphill which for some of us was "a walk in the park" but told me I'm definitely out of condition. Looking on the bright side, after I'd finished panting and got my breath back, the views were spectacular in the bright sunshine and definitely worth it once we got to the tops.
There were some very black clouds overhead at some points but the rain held off. I was struck by the dark sky but with the sun shining on us in this first photo.
Lunch was a quick stop on a banking, sitting in the sun. Nobody was asleep really!
Here's a missive from Jayne W about Pauline's walk.
"Pauline’s Sunday walk started in ‘Poppy bedecked’ Ripon which was a sight to behold and stirred the emotions as many public spaces were adorned with hundreds of knitted poppies and information about the local lads lost in the Great War. It was a mainly sunny, autumnal day just perfect for walking to the Studley Royal parkland to visit the deer who should have been enjoying themselves strutting and rutting! However they were obviously not in the mood as everything was quiet so we ate our picnic and walked back to Ripon for some more poppies. Thank you Pauline for leading."
Janet shared a circular walk with fabulous views around Netherton today - and we were blessed with both sunshine and dry weather. Here's Janet's walk summary;
"Starting out from Netherton social club , with bright sunshine and blue skies , 17 of us walked over to Overton and Middlestown via Coxley Woods and Emroyd Common, ending with a cuppa at Ann’s . Thanks for the company"
And here are some of the photos she took too (thank you J!) showing evidence of blue skies, lovely countryside and Anne's hospitality at the end of the walk when she invited us into her garden for coffees and teas.
Pat S led a lovely walk yesterday starting from the Hare & Hounds at Mirfield. This was a great idea because quite a few of us called in there for a drink afterwards. It's a lovely place and they're always very welcoming.
Here's a link to the place in case you're interested in visiting (Opens in a new window - I hope you're impresssed!) www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/yorkshire/thehareandhoundsmirfield?gclid=CjwKCAjwjIHeBRAnEiwAhYT2h10ig2sDZv7_csn3fQpyHhUdtRsuNsxjjBZ_cXg5DsNahtrKw3CxfxoCfcUQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Anyway - I digress. The walk registered 5.46 miles on my gizzmo which might be slightly under what we actually covered because I didn't switch it on right at the start. I remembered after about 5 minutes in, which explains why there's not a complete loop on the map below. I've still posted it though because you can still use it if you want to follow the route sometime.
We had a good turnout - a merry bunch of 31 of us! The walk included quite a few styles, some narrow gates and a few steps. Some of us were more elegant than others as we navigated theses but as always there were plenty of laughs - together with the usual comments about dieting and cakes!
Sorry - no photographs from me today. but if anyone else took any please forward and I'll get them added to this post.
I've just seen some photographs on Facebook so I've grabbed them from there (with prior permission from Chris S) - so here are a couple ...
Gwenda, assisted by Margaret, led their first walk on a lovely sunny Autumn day.
"A total of 11 ladies turned up - a good number for a Sunday! The walk took us through the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, through fields, woodland and riverside paths with lovely views throughout. There was only one mishap when we almost lost one lady - a lesson learned for when we lead future walks!"
Unfortunately there are only two photos to share - due to a technical hitch the other photos got lost in a black hole somewhere. The two survivors are crackers though ... (Better they lost the photos than the lady me' thinks!)
I don't think there are any photos from Jennifer's walk from Tong last week - but I recorded the route on MapMyWalk - so here it is ...
MapMyWalk recorded 6.7 miles for me but I know some other gismos recorded 7 miles as per the Walks Programme. Mine told me I'd used 794 calories and since I didn't have a cake at the garden centre afterwards, that's a win for me!
Here's a message from Ivy;
"I would like to thank all the people who came on the walk today - the weather was kind to us and we enjoyed our walk. I only took a couple of photos but they are attached."
The photos haven't arrived yet but I think they'll arrive soon so I'll post as soon as I get them.
Monday 1st October - and here are some photos from Gillian (Jill) - who says "As you will see "girls just wanna have fun" It was glorious day and we enjoyed some fantastic views."
It does seem like there was a lot of laughter and playing around. I'm sorry I missed it!
Joy's doing it again for us all, bless her cotton socks! She's organising our Christmas Lunch for Thursday 13th December at The Kaye Arms (Opens a new window kayearmsgrangemoor.co.uk/) Please have a look at the menu below, and get cracking with your menu choices and payment ASAP!
An email was circulated recently to all WWWN members, with the menu and order form for you to print and return to Joy together with payment by 31st October.
Alternatively you can download a copy from here, so what are you waiting for?!