Dec 27 2014

Walk 88 – Yule Never Walk Alone

Yule Never Walk Alone

route: royds green (destroyed) trig point from swithens farm
Date: 27th dec 2014
distance: 3.4 miles
ascent: 202 feet
time: 1 hr 40 mins
walkers: ali, bryan, charlie, claire, dave, graham, jacob, jane, joseph, jill, leon, lisa, lucy, sandra, sarah & simon

As we had done a few walks searching for trig points in Leeds recently it was decided that our annual festive ramble would do similar. The slightly later start time and short journey meant we had a bumper turnout of 16 plus two dogs for the last walk of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01 2014

2015 Calendars are on sale now!

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Once again the Badgers are selling calendars to raise money for charity. If you would like one please contact us 🙂

Oct 18 2014

Walk 86 – The Guinea Trig

The Guinea Trig

route: holt lane (destroyed) trig point from nr golden acre park
Date: 18th oct 2014
distance: 3.8 miles
ascent: 221 feet
time: 1 hrs 50 mins
walkers: abigail, dave, freddie, leanne, sandra, & simon

After four months without a Badgers outing due to the arrival of yet another member I was extremely excited for today’s walk. Not only was it the first time we had been out since the highs and lows of the Lyke Wake Walk, but we were also trying something new and today was the first adventure to find a trig point within the city of Leeds (hence the walk title). Read the rest of this entry »

May 03 2014

Walk 83 – The Kentmere Horseshoe

Kentmere Horseshoe

route: yoke, ill bell, froswick, thornthwaite crag, high street, mardale ill bell, harter fell (mardale) kentmere pike & shipman knots from kentmere
Date: 3rd may 2014
distance: 12.8 miles
ascent: 3841 feet
time: 7 hrs 40 mins
walkers: dave, david, jane, luis, marc, roger, ryan, sandra & simon

With our annual Easter walking weekend behind us it was time to focus firmly on the final build up to our Lyke Wake Walk challenge. The penultimate prep walk was a long awaited return to the Lake District to tackle the Kentmere Horseshoe. It had been a little over two years since we last visited and I had been looking forward to it, although I was a little apprehensive too. Everything in the Lake District is bigger, steeper and harder than anywhere else we have walked, or so it seemed from memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20 2014

Walk 82 – Over The Top

Over The Top

route: roseberry topping from great Ayton
Date: 20th april 2014
distance: 5 miles
ascent: 1225 feet
time: 3 hrs
walkers: abigail, dave, karen, leanne, pam, Sandra, simon & steve

After a couple of different but equally enjoyable walks over the previous two days we had the final walk of our Easter walking weekend. Today it would be Roseberry Topping that would be the focus of attention, and we would also visit Captain Cook’s monument on a lovely five mile circular route. We were joined for the third day running by people travelling to meet the six of us staying in the log cabin, and once ready we posed for the obligatory team photo.
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