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Monday, 20 February 2012

Jo and Dennis’s Winter Walk

At last the weather was suitable for the walk to go ahead. It turned out to be a day well worth waiting for and even though it was cold the sun shone and there was hardly a cloud to be seen in the blue sky. The group was only small with just six walkers but the walk was very pleasant indeed. It started at Pately Bridge and the walkers followed the Nidderdale Way which ran alongside the River Nidd. When Gouthwaite reservoir was reached the walkers stopped for a picnic lunch and sampled the biscuits bought from the Young Farmers stall earlier that morning. The walkers then crossed over the river and climbed up the valley side and passed through Heathfield Farm where there was a newly born calf in a stable with its rather anxious looking mother.

The walk then passed through a well laid out caravan park where some of the walkers had previously spent holidays. As higher land was reached the woodland changed to lovely open moorland and eventually the walkers came to a disused quarry. After a short steep climb the walkers rejoined the Nidderdale Way and walked along a track most likely used by the mine workers in the past. As the walkers passed another farm lambs could be seen in the field and rare breed hens wandered freely about. The walk then went down the hillside where there were fine views of the surrounding countryside.

Thanks go to Dennis and Jo for patiently waiting for the weather to improve and for planning yet another excellent walk.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

History of Yeadon Sailing Club, March 15th

An illustrated and light hearted walk through some of the club’s history and characters, by me (Howard Chadwick).
Thursday 15th March 2012 at the Clubhouse.   7.30pm for a start at 7.45 prompt!
I will be covering some serious stuff and some hopefully humorous and even embarrassing stuff.  Why not come along and learn what the “Iron Duke” was, about the floating clubhouse, our very own fire, the 24 hour races, the man who tried to buy the Dam and even a bit about Lancaster Bombers!  The talk will take no more than 45 minutes to an hour I promise and will be followed by a pie n pea supper with tea or coffee all for £2.50 per person.  The pub will still be open even after all that but if anyone wishes to bring their own alcoholic beverages they are welcome to do so.

Please do confirm if you are able to come on the website or direct to me as the pies need to be ordered a few days before the event and we cannot guarantee to feed anyone who does not pre book at least two days before the event.  Please also confirm any vegetarian requirements other than Peas and Peas!
Howard Chadwick 

**Registration for this event has now closed.**

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Winter walk postponed again

Winter walk postponed until Sunday the 19th of Feb.
Same arrangements as before


Sunday, 5 February 2012

Snowy Tarn

Unfortunately the winter walk was postponed today but it was rather pleasant walking round the Tarn - no good for sailing but you can't have everything !!!

Gulls wondering where No 9 is ???

For those you who have left your boats to overwinter at the Club don't forget to check them once the snow has melted and from time to time to make sure they are all OK !  

A snowy Dinghy Park

Winter Walk Postponed!

Due to the extreme weather conditions Dennis has decided it is best to postpone the annual Winter walk scheduled for today the 5th of February.

The new date will be Sunday the 12th of February and the time and place will be the same that is at 11am in the Long Stay carpark at Pately  Bridge village. (£1 parking fee).

Dennis and Jo look forward to seeing you there, friends and family (and dogs) are welcome.
As usually bring a packed lunch.