The May 11th walk had to be postponed so an alternative was put together for the 18th.
That was interesting. The idea was that we would have a six mile round trip of Bolam lake and Shaftoe Craggs in the usual fine Stella strollers weather. Five of us made it and with some photoshoppery I have got us all in.
In fact it rained and we got lost! Even looking at the maps on the computer afterward I am baffled as to where we ended up. With the rain persisting we just backtracked to Bolam Lake by which time the rain stopped and we took our lunch and did the short circuit of the lake . In all we did about 3 miles.
The view for lunch
We did not offer our lunch to this hopeful specimen
Afterward we went to the Capheaton tea room for tea & cakes - worth a visit if you have not been.
I think we enjoyed ourselves but my take home message is never to lead a group walk without a recce first, no matter how clear the instructions seem to be. Apologies for the lack of photos- it just turned out that way.
The next scheduled walk is on Monday June 3rd and will be through woods and fields near Prudhoe. I will be leading it and will be doing a recce as I can get there by public transport.