Post-Christmas gallop (28th December 2017)

Post-Christmas Gallop, Thursday 28th December.

Superb walk led by the Sadlers…. lots took part… other photos have been facebooked, the ones here are by Graham Gill….words by Steve Sadler:

On a crisp but clear morning 31 members & 2 dogs set off from Holmesfield for the final walk of the year. After all the festivities of Christmas there was much to talk about as we walked down through Holmesfield Park Wood to the lane at the bottom. Then turning up past Fanshaw Gate Hall before taking a path to the right passing Storth House and out onto Morwood Lane where a stop for coffee was taken. We then crossed the main road heading back to Holmesfield before turning off on the path for Horsleygate. There were exceptional views of snow-clad hills in the distance as we descended through the fields to Horsleygate Lane. Then on down through the Caravan Park with further fine views across the valley before picking up the path to Holmesfield – which could be seen on the skyline – eventually emerging opposite St Swithin’s Church from where it was a short walk back to the cars. An enjoyable walk of 4 miles was then rounded off with the option of lunch at the Moorlands and a superb quiz organised by John Ellis.