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Event Reports from Transpennine Group


Shooters Clough and the Upper Goyt Valley Walk - Sat 11th August 2018

12 Aug 2018 | Transpennine Group

7 of us set off from the side of Errwood Reservoir and enjoyed an 8 mile walk, led by Paul, through the wooded Shooters Clough followed by the upper Goyt Valley and then alongside Errwood Reservoir.

One particular point of interest was the remains of Errwood Hall built by Samuel Grimshawe in the 1840’s and demolished when Fernilee Reservoir was completed in 1938 to provide water for the town of Stockport. Stones from the demolished Hall were used to construct the water treatment works below the reservoir....
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Riding the Big-One

6 Aug 2018 | East Midlands, Lincolnshire, London, North East, North Wales, Transpennine, Adventure Out, Cycling Groups

Nearly canceled, due to tide tables telling us our ferry cross the Wyre (Knott End to Fleetwood) would not sail, our annual pilgrimage to Blackpool through the Fylde villages.

Nevertheless, here we are, of varying abilities and after taking different routes, all still somehow coming together to face the Big One, Blackpool’s greatest attraction (or is that still the Tower)?

Ending all too soon at 6pm by the Duck Pond in Wrea Green; A full day of easy peddling, sleepy toll bridges, the wayside wharves ...
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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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GOC Canoeing weekend on the Severn

28 Apr 2017 | Transpennine, Adventure Out Groups

Fourteen of us passed a fabulous weekend canoeing on the Severn in two-person Canadian style canoes last July, camping and socialising at the Royal Hill pub. The canoe weekends are a highlight of the GOC programme for me, and it’s a shame many members are put off by the thought of having to stay in a tent with the lack of comfort that conjures up in many people’s minds. Sleeping under canvass can be a wonderful experience though; the nights seem stiller and deeper, the countryside more real with just a length of cotton separating you from it all....
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