A Walk on the Nidd Side
Steve reports... July 21st saw the first official mass gathering of York Rotary Walking group for a 7 miler starting at Brimham Rocks Car Park.
Some 20 assorted Rotarians and partners along with welcome guest John Wainwright, were expected to foregather, but 2 suffered clutch failure en route and had to abandon. The rest made it after suffering the perplexing National Trust car par paying system – only cash or downloaded app for non members, the direct phone number proving unobtainable and the app requiring so much detail was discarded.
So off we went away from the rocks by various paths down towards the Nidd valley – thank goodness for the cloud cover in this period of heat wave some said – maybe a little cooler but far higher humidity had everyone glowing on worse.
A very large pig in a gorse strewn enclosure made an appearance to delight of Dave T who had to take its photo, which is shared as a highlight.
Stiles of difficult to b…….y dreadful were surmounted - ‘til gate at side was proved open able – there’s always a least one smarty on every walk!
Back to the car park , where farewells to Morley’s made and off to The Sawley Arms where landlady had been charmed (Nigel of course) to open just for our lunch and excellent most found it.
A great start to be back together after nearly a full 12 months of 2nd lock down and thanks were expressed by all for his expert leadership and organisation.