This is just a post to catch up for myself on walks I was unable to record at the time because more pressing things were going on. Keeping up with walking helped me to cope with the stresses of Chris’s illness, and she encouraged me to keep at it. Some of these walks I can barely remember, even with the photos as aide memoire.
Stoodley Pike circuit.
Temple Newsam circuit with Carol who was having a 6 week stay in Jimmy’s in Leeds.
And another one round Temple Newsam. Chris was also having a 6 week stay in Morriston, Swansea during this time and I was driving down there as well as to Leeds and going to work.
Widdop reccy with Cath.
Cath and I did a reccy for a walk we led in Barnton. A learning to navigate walk in an industrial landscape which we did in conjunction with Saltscape.
Walsden circuit including Quaker graveyard at Shoebroad Lane, with Babs.
Barnton reccy with Cath.
Cath and I did a day showing people how to navigate using a map and compass. The day was organised by Saltscape and we had a good turnout.
We walked from Barnton along the Weaver in a circuit.
After work I did a quick walk to reccy this for my Brontes by Dark walk. I was attacked by flying ants, and it turned out so was the rest of the entire population of the UK. 9km
Babs and I did this as part of my preparation for my Wuthering Heights (Brontes by Dark) night walk. Good day out with my dear friend.
27th and 28th August
Good two days with lovely group of volunteer walkers from Bury. The weather held off and we had a grand time sending people off to their destinations and retrieving them once they’d arrived.
The Brontes by night with my 3 participants. We had a fun time drinking mead in the so called Wuthering Heights.
A Heptonstall walk with Babs, lovely weather.
Social media workshop in Hathersage run by MTA.
Reccy for an Edale walk which I handed over to a ML I met at the MTA do.
NNAS (National Navigation Awards Scheme) update training in Brocton. This was a very weird day in between Chris’s death and the funeral. Cath and I had to do the training because it’s a requirement to continue to deliver the scheme. The first person I saw when I walked in was a guy who Chris and I did a winter skills weekend with in the Cairngorms. This was in 2009 and I wasn’t blogging much then. We had a great few days up there.
Blackstone Edge circuit.
Withins Clough circuit.
Blackstone Edge, up Roman Road.
Hollingworth Lake with Babs.
Hebden Bridge circuit with Cath and pals.
Littleborough with Babs, frozen ground. She made me go to the pub!
Stoodley Pike circuit.