Sep 15 2012

Badgers To Meet Eggheads

The Badgers with Barry from the Eggheads

It seems that many different people read the Badgers website, including researchers at 12 Yard Productions, who contacted us after finding our email address on this site. They were looking for teams to film the BBC2 quiz show Eggheads and felt that the Rambling Badgers would be worthy of an audition. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08 2012

The Eyre Arms – Calver

OK peeps, hold the front page, we had encountered a hill walk where we managed to squeeze in two pubs! One of them would be our usual ‘end of walk’ beverage anyway, but I for one felt spoiled all the same. Kind of knowing we may just squeeze in two juicers today (pun not intended again!), I had opted for a soft drink mid-walk in Bretton, so was looking forward to my pint before resuming driving duties.

We somehow missed the Miners Arms in Eyam Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08 2012

Barrel Inn – Bretton

Well this was a first. Due to the route to (and beyond) the trig point on Sir William Hill, we encountered a pub en route and by golly, even though it was only 11.25am, it was open (we weren’t sure it would be an 11er or a 12er as we approached!)

Well it was a warm day already, so it was only right we called in for a thirst-quencher. Except for a couple sat outside the front of the pub enjoying a coffee, we were the first punters of the day (and coffee in a pub doesn’t count right??). As we went in, G had to Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08 2012

Walk 55: Beat The Bookie

Kinder Scout from Bretton

route: sir william hill from eyam
date: 8th september 2012
distance: 4.4 miles
ascent: 728 feet
time: 3 hrs 40 mins
walkers: dave, graham, leanne, sandra & simon Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25 2012

White Bear – Masham

Today’s walk was a bit of a tiddler, thoroughly enjoyable as ever, but the 3 and a bit miles meant we were done before pub opening time…so the Blue Lion at East Witton will have to wait for another day. We headed south from East Witton (as we had already been north, missing our turn off of the A1 earlier in the day) and headed towards Ripon.

We arrived at Masham and were confronted with signs inviting us to either the original Theakstons pub, Read the rest of this entry »