January 10        Holme Chapel            Cliviger Valley                           


            In the worst winter weather for 40 years the walk was nearly cancelled.

            However the forecast for Sunday was clear during the day with snow in the evening, The main roads were clear and the car park of the Ram Inn, though covered in snow and ice, was judged passable.

             20 valiant members braved the conditions!!




The "A" walk headed off to the top of Thieveley Pike.

 As Dave Chapman was the only one

without a map, he did most of the leading.


photos Mike James


After following the ridge through sometimes thigh deep drifts we thankfully descended to the valley floor and took a coffee break with some curious cows.  
"B"walk  did a lower circular walk on Thieveley Pike, descending via Dean Scout then crossing the main road and returning by field paths  photos Diana Young  
The walk led by Mike Higgins included 2 "Guest" walkers Dave Flaherty and Jane from Yorkshire who joined us at the start of the walk.  
"C" walk led by Roger Lewis followed the Pennine Bridleway in a north easterly direction  taking in the resevoirs at Cant Clough and Hurstwood