Jan 11 2014

Walk 72 – Leeds Country Way Part 8 – Woodlesford to Carlton

Leeds Country Way 8

route: woodlesford to carlton
Date: 11th january 2014
distance: 7.6 miles
ascent: 316 feet
time: 3 hrs 10 mins
walkers: abigail, dave, karen, leanne, sandra & simon

I had missed the last leg of our LCW journey because of illness prior to Christmas. On that day I was wrapped up in bed with some sort of chest infection/cold/flu or to give it the correct term “man flu”. Thankfully after struggling with that for over three weeks the new year seemed to bring a change in fortunes, and I was ready to go for section 8. Woodlesford train station was the start point even though it was slightly off route due to it being convenient and we took the team shot and headed off. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29 2013

Ye Olde Mustard Pot – Midhopestones

Ye Old Mustard Pot_pub
It is hard to write a review of the Ye Olde Mustard Pot as we saw so little of it, but what we did see looked nice. No sooner had we gone through the door than we were confronted with the bar, which as anyone who knows me will realise, is not a bad thing 🙂 I stuck my head round to the left and found that all the tables had reserved signs on them so went down a little ramp to another room where again all the tables had reserved signs, leaving just one table next to the bar for us. I can only assume that Sunday lunch time is always busy, which is a sign that the food is spot on. We made do with 5 bowls of chunky chips which were homemade and delicious.
Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29 2013

Walk 71 – We Whit You A Merry Christmas

We Whit You A Merry Christmas

route: whitwell moor from midhopestones
Date: 29th december 2013
distance: 5.2 miles
ascent: 699 feet
time: 2 hrs 30 mins
walkers: abigail, annie, chris, christopher, dave, jacob, james, jane, joseph, karen, leanne, lucy, marc, sandra & simon

I had missed the last walk due to some sort of “man” flu or something so I was raring to go by the time we pulled up in Midhopestones. As I switched off the engine I could see Beaky and Ramblo were already togged up ready to go. A few cars away Marc and Jane looked like they were almost ready with Lucy, Joseph and Jacob. Chris was ready as was his dad…Chris(topher). Karen soon joined us with James and Annie and we had the biggest attendance for any Badgers walk (not including the two sponsored walks). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15 2013

Walk 70 – Leeds Country Way Part 7 – Garforth to Woodlesford

Leeds Country Way 7

route: garforth to woodlesford
Date: 15th december 2013
distance: 5.4 miles
ascent: 293 feet
time: 2 hrs 40 mins
walkers: abigail, chris, jack, jacob, jane, joseph, leanne, marc, sandra, simon, steph & tony

We are currently writing up the review for this walk Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26 2013

Walk 69 – Leeds Country Way Part 6 – Barwick in Elmet to Garforth

Leeds Country Way 6

route: barwick in elemet to garforth
Date: 26th october 2013
distance: 5.5 miles
ascent: 243 feet
time: 2 hrs
walkers: abigail, dave, karen, sandra, simon, steph & steph l

The walk from Barwick in Elmet to Garforth was one that I was looking forward to immensely. It wasn’t the route that was getting me particularly excited, nor was it the company, although all are extremely nice people. The sense of anticipation was purely down to the fact it had been so long since the Badgers had been on a walk. In the meantime myself, Wu Tang and Snail had had a little trip to Black Hill to keep the legs ticking over and fill in a missed peak/trig for Wu (she was 7 months pregnant with Snail when we first did West Yorkshire’s high point last November). Work would prevent her from attending today, but myself and Snail were in attendance as we took the team shot outside the New Inn then set off to find the footpath we needed. Read the rest of this entry »