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Graham Robinson organised a 6 mile (or less!) family walk in Wensleydale. All were welcome
Several of the party took up Alan Morrell's kind offer of coffee at his cottage in Preston Under Scar prior to the start of the event. The party then made its way to the Bolton Arms at Redmire where others were waiting for a sandwich lunch.
We then set off at about 1pm for a walk mostly on the level or on shallow slopes, over fields via Low Thoresby. After a while the more advanced walkers struck out for Carperby whilst the lesser mortals headed off for Bolton Castle. The supposed shallow slopes turned out to be quite a steep incline up to the Castle itself with more than a few red, perspiring walkers by the time we arrived at the castle.This meant that Group 1 were ready for a cup of tea on arrival at 3:00pm but we managed a second along with cake or cream tea when the more hardy souls arrived.at about 4.30pm.
At one time the rain threatened but quickly cleared up and we were blessed with sunshine before the afternoon finished.
The highlights to be remembered from the day will be twofold: -
Firstly Tim Ratcliffe hectoring everyone from the top of every available wall top - his stage presence being put to good use wherever and whenever possible.
Secondly Alan Morrell giving us details of the Limestone Quarrying and Lead Mining that had been the main industry of the area whilst John and Judith's dog Daisy complained loudly and continously during his whole talk. There were several suggestions that she should be invited on a regular basis to Blaize meetings just to ensure that speeches are short and succinct.
Overall a thoroughly good day and congratulations must go to Graham Robinson for his faultless organisation.
All fields are required.