Wild Walks (mostly mountainous)

Wild Walks (mostly mountainous)

The group held a planning meeting in October and when some interesting expeditions away in the mountainous regions of the country were suggested. Anyone interested in being kept informed of future trips please contact the group co-ordinator.

In true Wild Walks fashion, in July three members of the Wild Walks group cooked an evening meal and spent the night in Hertfordshire's equivalent of a bothy – a scout hut in Bishops Stortford. The next day they walked with their backpacks to Weston where, along with all the other LALG walking groups, they enjoyed a delicious meal cooked by Margaret Armitage.

Congratulations are due to the group of six Wild Walkers who completed the 210 miles from Fort William to the Cape Wrath lighthouse, a trail they were prevented from finishing earlier in the year due to a flooded river. Despite poor weather which made parts very heavy going it was a great walk enhanced by the bothies being situated in wonderful scenic positions.

If you're interested in hearing about walks with a difference get in touch with Sheila George the Group Contact.



More News and Pictures


April - the final section of the Cambrian Way trail, Barmouth to Conwy, was completed.

Penultimate section from Alston to Garsdale.  Starting in the South Tyne valley, over Cross Fell and then up the Eden valley.  Final few miles in the headwaters of the river Ure.

A week away in Spain, for which we owe thanks to Nigel Carrick for the inspiration and organisation.

This is the next leg of our journey along Hadrian's Wall, and then down to Alston.  As you can see the weather was pretty good, but it was August.  Walked in 2013.

This is a selection from just one leg of our tracing Wainwright's "A Pennine Journey" from Seattle to Hadrian's Wall and back.  We did this section from 12th to 15th April 2013.

Day trip to the Yorkshire Dales, leaving Stevenage at 6.11 am, arriving Horton-in-Ribblesdale, walking 13 1/2 miles over Ingleborough, returning to Stevenage at 9.47pm.  The train cost £28 return.

A typical wild walkers outing.
Leave Letchworth Station at 6.23am.
Arrive Settle, via Leeds, 10.43am.
Walk 11 miles to Horton.
Stay at the Golden Lion

Nigel’s Report of our August Day Trip to Edale by Train

Our Group started the New Year with 6 members enjoying a 50-mile trek across the Yorkshire