Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Coast to Coast

Lyn and Pete set off on the coast to coast walk with a group of clients on Monday 12th September just as the winds hyped up and the sea turned into a white foamy rage.
Hurrican Katia hits the UK
Leaving St Bees up the rocky path which winds its way along the Cumbrian clifftops we were finding it difficult to keep going in the extremely strong winds.

This is why I have not posted anything to this blog for over 2 weeks because we only reached Robin Hood's Bay on Sunday 25th September and came home on Monday. If you would like to know more about this walk I will be doing a separate page about it over the next few days, its going to take me that long to recount this extreme journey which certainly proved to be strenuous.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Programme Changes to September Walks - Final Version

Please note that some of the September walks have been changed today.

So go and check out the programme again if you intend to come on some of them.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Out and about today

Sometimes its just great to snap away at odd things on the KR guided walks, things that you sometimes take for granted.  So today just for a change I thought I would show you some of the things we saw.  This for instance was a wonderful, full, bubbling beck, gurgling and splashing down over its stones and we stopped beside it to admire its course.  We followed it for some time before taking off up a gentle hillside on an old track just discernable in the grass.

It wasn't long before we came across this very ancient cairn. It must have been here for a very long time and what a view as we stood around and admired its stones.  The conversation turned to where they might have come from and I ventured the theory that each time someone passed by in the area they had to find a stone and carry it to the spot, others thought they might have been taken from a Roman road nearby.

We soon came upon another odd structure in our changing landscape, and someone said if they had been a child they would have wanted to stand on top of it.... Well it was inviting and it was shaped just like a giant loaf, completely on its own in all its glory with the Pennines for company behind it.

Lastly, you have a view of nature shaped by man in the form of a great dam across a reservoir which makes it look very square and sort of cut off at the end. You can see that autumn is on its way too as the bracken is starting to change colour, but what a glorious day it was.