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After The Last Walk

   Walking Group
Recent heavy rains and a partial eclipse of the Sun might have boded ill for the Walking Group on the 29th March.  But spirits rose as Ann Reynolds fortified 16 Walkers with hot punch, and husband Steve led us on a surprisingly scenic walk from their home in the Ley Hey area of Marple.  It proved an enjoyable day.
We crossed the Marple aqueduct, and the skirted the appropriately named Watermeetings farms(Upper and Lower), close to the confluence of the rivers Goyt and  Etherow. We went below Redbrow wood and did a full circuit of Etherow country park, before returning through Brabyns park.
Apart from one heavy stretch it was good going with occasional climbs, although perhaps it was nearer  to 7 miles than the advertised 5.
The walkers had a really good day, with lots of wild life interest
on the way.
Many thanks to Steve and Ann Reynolds.
Walter Mason

A mixed group of 12 enjoyed a 5 mile walk in the attractive, but little visited Hay Dale and Peter Dale  The walk had been devised by Ray and Rae Ogden There were impressive limestone rocks and plenty of glimpses of wild flowers in the National Nature Reserve with some 
historical interest in the village of Wheston, especially a 15 century cross with the crucifixion carved on one side and the Virgin and Child on the other.  Thanks to Ray and Rae and Walter Mason who led the walk, when unfortunately Rae was called in for a minor op. on walk day
Walter Mason

The following are the details for forthcoming walks.

Weds.24th May

Easy 4 mile walk
(Pub Lunch)
Led by Sonia Brown
Weds 28th June
5 miles Hayfield area
(packed lunch)
Led by Walter Mason

Weds 26th July

An easy 5.5 mile walk from  Hartington, along three of the most picturesque dales in the Peak District. Part of the walk is along limestone pavements which can be uneven in parts and slippery when wet.
Start from Village Hall -
please note 9.30 start
Bring a packed lunch and water if hot weather. We may need change for parking.
Led by John McCartney.
John McCartney
            Did you know??
In the 1400’s a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick any thicker than his thumb.
Hence the ‘rule of thumb.’

Many years ago a new game was invented, it was ruled Gentlemen only Ladies forbidden
Thus the word GOLF entered the English language

The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both legs in the air
The person died in battle. If the horse has one foot in the air the  person died of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has both feet on the ground the person died of natural causes.


Is he going to beat his wife
Or a GOLF ball
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