Today’s walk was a circuit of the hills and hamlets surrounding the ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ town of Holmfirth.
There was a group of ten of us (a little smaller than of late) and we enjoyed a leisurely 6-mile walk on a lovely sunny morning climbing around 1,200 feet in total. The views over Holmfirth and the hills were quite stunning even though we were never more than 500 metres from the nearest habitation at any time.
Our lunch venue was the Old Bridge Hotel in Holmfirth where we enjoyed a great lunch and drinks. Afterwards, we wandered around the Summer Wine town and took a photo of Chris, Sue and Alison outside Sid’s Cafe.
The theme of the group seems to have changed over time. It used to be a walking group who looked forward to lunch afterwards but now it has evolved into an eating and real ale group who go for a walk in between large bacon butties for breakfast and even larger Desperate Dan pies and meals at lunchtime. By the look of the shape of some members after today’s meal, we really ought to get back to some serious walking next month!
Sunday 2nd June – Alport Castles from Ladybower, Derbyshire
Sunday 7th July – Keld to Reeth on the coast-to-coast walk.