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Epworthowl

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#61 12/07/2017 at 10:28

Well on 10th June, we completed the Star book of family walks, walk number 52 was up Kinder from Grindsbrook Booth, east at the top and past Ringing Roger and down to Ollerbrook Booth. The night before was heavy rain, but it had stopped for the walk and we managed to stay dry. We have 4 friends join us for the walk, which started very wet.

Halfway up Grindsbrook, you have to cross the brook itself, which was quite a torrent! 2 got over from a rock and Mrs Eppers was next and she slipped and fell inCry, luckily someone had got hold of her walking pole and dragged her to the side and pulled her out, she was up to her neck in it, it could have been much worse. Thankfully we carry spare stuff, and she stripped down to her underwear, much to the pleasure of my mate, and got changed, and fair play to her, she carried on with more determination!! The wind at the top was almost enough to knock you off your feet!

We carried on up Grindsbrook to the top and headed east to and past Upper Tor, Nether Tor and Ringing Roger and started the descent to Ollerbrook, back down and over the footbridge at Grindsbrook Booth, by which time the brook had dropped about a foot and was back to a babbling brook!

So we went back to our for a celebratory BBQ, as the rain held off, a great end to the book, but not without incident.

Now onto the next book of 50 walks!Thumbsup

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#62 26/07/2017 at 12:33

Well on 10th June, we completed the Star book of family walks, walk number 52 was up Kinder from Grindsbrook Booth, east at the top and past Ringing Roger and down to Ollerbrook Booth. The night before was heavy rain, but it had stopped for the walk and we managed to stay dry. We have 4 friends join us for the walk, which started very wet.

Halfway up Grindsbrook, you have to cross the brook itself, which was quite a torrent! 2 got over from a rock and Mrs Eppers was next and she slipped and fell inCry, luckily someone had got hold of her walking pole and dragged her to the side and pulled her out, she was up to her neck in it, it could have been much worse. Thankfully we carry spare stuff, and she stripped down to her underwear, much to the pleasure of my mate, and got changed, and fair play to her, she carried on with more determination!! The wind at the top was almost enough to knock you off your feet!

We carried on up Grindsbrook to the top and headed east to and past Upper Tor, Nether Tor and Ringing Roger and started the descent to Ollerbrook, back down and over the footbridge at Grindsbrook Booth, by which time the brook had dropped about a foot and was back to a babbling brook!

So we went back to our for a celebratory BBQ, as the rain held off, a great end to the book, but not without incident.

Now onto the next book of 50 walks!Thumbsup
Epworthowl, 12/07/2017 at 10:28



That story reminds me of when we were taken on a hike when we were at school. Going across the moors it was very boggy and we approached a pond covered in green litchen like stuff. We were in single file and the teacher said "What ever you do don't step on the green...pass it on"

Well how stupid can a teacher be?...the message got passed on until the first girl in the line and it got changed to "Step on the green" The resulting scream splash and laughter was likewise followed by the victim having to strip down to her underwear to change into some borrowed clothes.Thumbsup

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#63 12/08/2019 at 14:05

Not quite a Sunday Ramble but there is a tenuous link...

Once you're on the BBC page in question, do read the paragraph below the largest picture. Then watch the short clip at the bottom.

The 'rambling' link? Me and a mate once stayed in the place where this happened, Estes Park, whilst on a hill walking holiday in the Colorado Rockies. We were on the ground floor of our motel, too. Erm We came out one morning to find a herd of elk nibbling the grass edging of the cental car park. If you've never been close up with an adult Elk, they are chuffing HUGE. We walked around them!

A year later, in the Canadian Rockies we walked into a black bear coming the opposite way on the same woodland path. New kecks time! We'd already seen another two that morning, higher up the mountain. Interesting but definitely not fun!!

We must not give opposition teams hope. We have to kill them. 

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Epworthowl

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#64 09/01/2020 at 22:34

Did a really nice short walk to blow off the cobwebs between Christmas and New Year. Parked on A57 at Ladybower and went up past the Dale End cottages, along the side of the woods then all the way up to the cross roads, along the bottom of the edge with "coach and horses" above us, then down along the edge of the woods to Ladybower. Stopped for a hot chocolate at the excellently kept walker and cycling shelter by the farm.

Then down to the reservoir and back to the car. We finished the afternoon with a pint of Ten Pin ale by Twisted Wheel Brewery and a chilli con carne filled giant Yorkshire Pudding in front of the fire at the Strines.

Great finish to the year! 

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