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Check this out

Uncategorised Posted on 30 May 2020 11:28

Look at This on Rohan’s website,
for some great, and different, views from Kinder one February day.

Virtual Walks

Uncategorised Posted on 24 May 2020 20:12

Hi everyone

These links were circulated to the U3A cycling group but I think they will be something to cheer up us Ramblers. I hope you enjoy them.

Clare Balding’s podcast on BBC Sounds includes several episodes set in the Peak District. Here are a few which include David Blunkett, a walk around Robin Hood’s Stride and Black Men Walking which you may remember was the walking group established in Sheffield to encourage ethnic minority men to access the countryside.

David Blunkett

Robin Hood’s Stride

Black Men Walking

An interesting web site

Uncategorised Posted on 17 May 2020 18:52

I love maps and like to research and plot out routes especially now that this might be the closest I can get to some decent walks for a bit. However for many of us the cost of software to do this is is off-putting.

I recently came across an interesting web site called Visorando that I think is worth looking at. Basically it allows you to plot a route, save it and print to a PDF file. You get information about the length of the route and height ascended etc. All useful. Best of all it is free and you can use OS maps. There are other maps available so that you can even plan your next holiday (or at least dream about it). You can also access routes added by other users and save yours for public use if you want. You have to register for access to all the features

The site is at

Give it a try and let us know what you think in a Comment.


Loch Arkaig Osprey cam – Woodland Trust

Uncategorised Posted on 15 May 2020 18:13

Thanks Jackie for sending me the link, the view of the Loch Arkaig Pine Forest is beautiful.

Sheffield’s urban peregrines

Uncategorised Posted on 14 May 2020 17:20

The Sheffield’s urban peregrines at St George’s have two chicks!

Enjoy looking at the webcam – you can switch between the perch and the nest camera:

Government website – DIY Cloth Face Coverings

Uncategorised Posted on 11 May 2020 19:11

A number of instructions for various face coverings. They look very easy (even the men will be able to make them, especially the ones from old T-shirts). They are now recommended by the government. I shall have a go making 2 tomorrow, ready for Wednesday. I have a sewing machine, so if anyone would like me to make them one, please contact me.

Christine Whittaker

8 years ago today

Uncategorised Posted on 10 May 2020 10:52

I’ve just been looking at some old photographs and realized that it was 8 years ago 6 of us ( Val, Janice, David Hogg John, Liz and myself) were on the second part of the Coast to Coast and trying to get from Kirkby Stephen to Keld over Nine Standards. This was impossible in the conditions that day as you can see – pouring rain, swollen streams, no way UP so we had to go ROUND!

Fixit tools

Uncategorised Posted on 24 April 2020 15:17

Barry is retiring from the Fixit group. He will pass on the strimmer to Christine Whittaker and a hack (mattock) which has the identifying striped tape on it. However, he is trying to locate his own hack which someone took home from a previous job in error. It has a wooden handle marked Barry or B&C with black marker pen. The writing may have faded somewhat but he would like it back to pass on to his offspring. While we are in lockdown would you please check the tools you are storing and contact us on email: or 07742 677205. Thank you.

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