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Saddleworth Ridges, Peak District: a ridge, a scramble and an ice cream. 19 May 2018

22 May 2018 | Transpennine Group

After assembling in the car park, four of us set off for a walk starting at the Dove Stone reservoir, on the Eastern edge of Greater Manchester. We began with a slow, steady climb up the side of the valley, following the route that the old trams would have taken up to Chew reservoir. The water in the reservoir was a stunning blue, and a great photo opportunity.

We then crossed the moor onto the ridge, with amazing views over the valley. We walked past Dish Stone Brow, Bramley’s Cot, Cairn on Fox Stone, Dean Rocks, and finally the very impressive Raven Stones....
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Acres Down, near Lyndhurst, New Forest

20 May 2018 | Solent Group

Nine walkers set out from Acres Down near Lyndhurst on a beautiful sunny morning for a 7 mile walk through shady woods and across the open forest. We spotten many new born foals, buzzars, some deer and the end of the bluebells along the route and stopped for a picnic lunch with views across the heath. After lunch we made our way through Murray's Passage and back to Acres Down where we enjoyed a sumptuous cream tea with a bonus slice of cake before setting off home.
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Beinn Dubh - Sunday 13th May 2018

16 May 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Beinn Dubh (Black Hill) is one of the Luss Hills, one of the lesser mountain ranges in Scotland, rising to over 2000ft in a number of ridges and glens on the west side of Loch Lomond; they are reminiscent of the hills in The Lakes or Wales.

The forecast for the day was mixed with the forecasters not knowing how far west a front would be, but the low cloud of the morning was lifting as 10 of us met at the rather expensive carpark in the conservation village of Luss, and there was promise of a nice day.

The ...
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The Isle of Oxney

14 May 2018 | East Kent Group

Despite a cold grey day with the threat of rain 14 members met at Wittersham church. The first half of the walk had some lovely apple blossom and woodland with steep little valleys and bluebells. Lunch was in the welcome shelter of Stone Church with its remains of a Roman altar. From the high ground we descended the former cliffs to flat marshland and an old shepherd’s hut complete with fireplace and straw bales which sent some people’s imaginations into overdrive ! We then followed the Royal Military Canal for a mile and the river Rother before a final steep uphill section to reach Wittersham church again....
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