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First August walk ...another tough one

Myself (Sue) and Steve doing a walk again...Meeting at 12.45 and setting off prompt at 1pm.

We have done this walk once before and thought it was challenging with beautiful views.  It's 6 and half miles starting at the Dog and Gun pub, you will be pleased to hear there is another very small pub just under half way round (Wagon and Horses).  It's described as a lovely moorland circuit, some steep inclines and steep descents so sticks advised. Views overlooking Oxenhope and the surrounding areas including Leeming reservoir and Leeshaw reservoir.

Not a walk for the faint hearted as the uphill trek back to the pub is breath taking in its own way lol but worth while as the pub is lovely.  We can park in their lower car park but the Keithley and Worth Valley railway (Oxenhope Station) is about a mile to mile and half away, if anyone wants to come on the train, a lift up to the starting point can be arranged.

On our first attempt at this walk we got a little lost near the end and the walk got extended another mile and we ended up in a field saying "beware of the bull" but hopefully we can overcome that this time, but if you have a sense of adventure come along, as this walk is worth all the peaks and troughs  :-)

Dogs welcome :-)

Strong legs advised in places...No straddlers at the back please, know your ability as the walk uphill back to the pub is a tough one.

Up-Date[masked]

I have just done another recce...didn't get lost either yay.  So no beware of the bull signs.

It's harder than i remember but it was nearly 30 degrees today phew.  You get great views over Oxenhope and surrounding areas which is a reward for all the hills on this walk.  Some paths/roads en-route and some very steep down hill treks also...a bit of everything.  We go from 660 feet above sea level at Oxenhope station to 1110 and over on the Moorlands.  The uphill walk from station back to the Dog and Gun took me 30 mins and it's up hill with a few level bits thrown in for you to catch your breath.  But once you see the pub all is forgotten :-) Over grown in some places so a machete could come in handy ha ha.  Few brambles n nettles in places but nothing to cry over.

Very up and down challenging walk, but thoroughly enjoyable.  6.5 miles and just under 700 cals burned...deep joy.

 

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  • Christine

    Thanks to Sue for leading a lovely brisk walk with super views and to Steve for keeping calm and carrying on. I am not going to mention how good the raspberry buns were as it will just sadden those who couldn't go.

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • sarah g.

      ha ha.. funny!

      August 4, 2013

    • Sue F.

      You crack me up akram :)

      August 4, 2013

  • lorraine m.

    Really enjoyed the walk, was hardest one yet! However I do need pushing. The lady with the beautiful red hair at the front was very accomadating &the handsome guy at the back was best back marker yet, even got his number! Xxx

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • Peter

    Thanks to S&S; cakes well appreciated, good company and relaxing beer at end.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Diane T.

    Thanks Sue and Steve it was a great day , excellent company and double pubs what more can I say???

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • steve m.

    Great walk with great company and I made it into the record books as the only host to loose two walkers

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Sheila L.

      In case some weren't aware, it was their own choice to get lost, but it was good to see them even for only part of the walk

      August 3, 2013

    • steve m.

      Doh!!!

      1 · August 4, 2013

  • Sheila L.

    Stunning walk - thank you Sue and Steve. thanks for organizing the wonderful clear views and only the threat of rain - but it never came. I need to do some more challenging walks - so this one was good for me. Buns - so light, I wish I could bake like that

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Great walk, splendid views, good company, tasty bun and pub thoughtfully placed at top of final hill. Perfect.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Vernon Martin T.

    Certainly was a Tough Walk, Good Views and Atmosphere, Nice to have time for a Quick Look around the Engine Shed.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Gareth Tips P.

    A splendiferous walk with some lovely people who made the walk a real pleasure, great job done by both Sue and Steve, the buns were fabulous. Hope to see you all again soon

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • Amanda H.

    Great walk, stunning location & had a fabulous time. Thanks Sue for the raspberry bun too.

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • sarah g.

    Fabulouso!! Lovely walk with lovely company! Well done Sue and Steve! Even the hill up to the pub was enjoyable! and the raspberry buns were delicious! :) xx

    2 · August 3, 2013

  • Darren

    Thanks Sue and Steve,good weather,good company,good buns... nuff said

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Sue F.

    Fabulous

    August 3, 2013

  • mark t.

    A really enjoyable day and made to feel very welcome..,..thank-you

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Diane T.

    Hey my dog is not well not looking after her this weekend so going on the waiting list, if anyone wants to adopt me as their friend most welcome ha !!!

    August 2, 2013

  • Gareth Tips P.

    this is like Chinese water torture, tempting me with boob shaped buns :(

    August 2, 2013

  • Sue F.

    I won't be hosting and carrying everyone's buns lol...1st batch in n they smell yummy

    August 2, 2013

    • Darren

      They look yummy ,can I have that one please, second from the left

      August 2, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Second from left on which plate...I've got 4 plate fulls now lol

      August 2, 2013

  • Katie H.

    Apologies. Something has come up. K8

    August 1, 2013

  • mark t.

    Hi Sue, Would it be possible for me to also bring someone along. If so could you put me down as +1...Mark

    August 1, 2013

  • Linda H.

    Hi Sue I am going on holiday on Sunday and not sure if I will have time to do walk so will say no for now. Linda

    August 1, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Awe ok. See you next time around :) enjoy your holiday

      August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Sue and Steve - something come up and unable to make walk. Have a lovely time - weather's supposed to be nice at the weekend. Enjoy your buns!!!

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • mark t.

    just back from a long weekend away so catching up on posts. I will be travelling via Hipperholme and Shelf so happy to offer a lift or car share. If there is a spare bun going then it would be most gratefully received.

    July 30, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Making them Friday so plenty of time left to order :)

      July 30, 2013

  • Amanda H.

    Is anyone available to car share, I live in Tingley Wakefield, or could I follow someone on the way? i`d be leaving M62 junction 26 and joining the A58

    July 28, 2013

    • Christine

      If you don't get a better offer you could meet up with me and Vernon in Hipperholme. One of us could park up at the Co-op just past the scooter shop.

      July 29, 2013

    • Sheila L.

      I would like to combine - sending you an email

      July 29, 2013

  • Amanda H.

    Hi Sue, yes could you put me down for one of the buns, hope I`m not too late!

    July 28, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Your not too late :) I will probably bring s few spare for those who didn't see post

      July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry cannot make this one.
    Hope to catch Judy woods

    July 26, 2013

  • lorraine m.

    will u be serving custard with said buns? x

    July 26, 2013

  • Ann B.

    Just seen the 'bun ordering' message. Put me down for one, Molly will want one of course, though it's highly unlikely hers will get any further than my sticky mitts..... :-)

    July 26, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Two ordered Annie. See you on walk.

      July 26, 2013

    • steve m.

      No comment gareth lol

      July 26, 2013

  • lorraine m.

    hey sue steve, can i bring guest, i have young man called terry staying over that weekend for respitte+ am excited to see you tomor.xxu

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • steve m.

      Yeah no prob. Looking forward to it to x

      July 26, 2013

    • Sue F.

      I have +1 you ;)

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You can Sue address is
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    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Your funny :)

      July 26, 2013

  • Sue F.

    Anymore requests for raspberry buns...just in case you didn't see post before

    July 25, 2013

    • Sue F.

      To my knowledge you've not put your name on my list for a bun

      July 25, 2013

    • Vernon Martin T.

      been booked on walk since july 14, buns only announced 3 days ago, so not seen the invite for one, do i get peters cherry? customary pork pie steve v

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not coming on the walk but could you please eMail me a raspbury bun.

    July 25, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Ha ha. I would if I could :)

      July 25, 2013

  • Sue F.

    I might be gobby and sarcastic but I can be nice at times. For oxenhope I'm baking raspberry buns for a selected few but thought I'd open it to the group. So you get more for your pound...
    Me n Steve 2
    Sarah 1
    Gareth 1
    Linda Hurley 1
    Sharon 1
    Lorraine 1
    Linda 1
    Diane 1
    Anymore...put your name below pls. Thxs sue x

    July 22, 2013

    • Sheila L.

      that sounds a lovely offer Sue F, I hope I can have a bit of home made cake. perhaps your example might get me into gear to make my cinnamon buns that I haven't made for years! My mum's recipe.

      July 22, 2013

    • Sheila L.

      I mean for the food in August at mine, not for your walk

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Christine you have successfully scared me off this walk and I accept it to be a tough one.

    July 22, 2013

  • lorraine m.

    hey! can i have peter bun+ cherry on top of mine? xx

    1 · July 22, 2013

    • Sue F.

      No cherries but yeah you can have peters bun

      July 22, 2013

  • lorraine m.

    looking forward to this one!

    2 · July 20, 2013

    • steve m.

      It's great you could join us

      July 20, 2013

    • Sue F.

      I've got you all down for raspberry buns at oxenhope walk

      July 22, 2013

  • Sue F.

    Right...I have changed the postcode for the Dog and Gun. Meet up didn't give me this postcode as an option on entering details of walk but I found this pub twice with wrong postcode!
    I have checked...double checked and even edited the map so you all hopefully get to the right place. tbh you cant miss it...its on the B6141 opposite Sawood Lane, pub on your right.

    My mummy says she is proud of me for doing all this on my own and has promised she will cut the apron strings very soon. Is anyone wanting to print out an achievement certificate for me???

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Why thank you Darren...and thank you for pointing out my fopaux (is that how you spell it) doh!

      July 15, 2013

    • Darren

      Well funny you should say that. ..... oh I'll just be quiet lol

      July 15, 2013

  • Darren

    Hiya just a query (will be quiet if I`m wrong lol) is that the correct Dog and Gun you go on your link ? its looks a fair old way from Oxenhope.

    July 14, 2013

    • Christine

      I've gone with the postcode from Google as it Streetviews ok. The other one is somewhere called Malsis, Keighley. Long Causeway sems to be the name for a section of the Denholme Road. No idea about the other postcode. Typo?

      July 15, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Thanks for that Christine. I had it in hand as I am group leader for the day and quite capable at times

      2 · July 15, 2013

  • Sue F.

    Btw not sure why Christine is down as event host...on this one she takes orders from me n Steve...take note Christine

    July 14, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Cant*

      July 14, 2013

    • Christine

      Not sure I'll have time to take orders. I've got to check everyone's parked properly, measure how much drinking water they've brought, inspect their sun protection etc. Busy busy busy.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing two dogs but no gun.

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Vernon Martin T.

    Enjoy a Challenge, views and friends. Hope to goto a Dance Afterwards

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, just realised I'm booked to go to Emley show so can't walk now

    July 14, 2013

  • Darren

    Will give a provisional yes, should be fine thou.

    July 13, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Hope you can make it

      July 13, 2013

  • Sue F.

    Another recce done 13.07.13. Up-date under description.

    July 13, 2013

  • mark t.

    hope to attend

    June 29, 2013

  • Sheila L.

    hope to attend

    June 24, 2013

  • Gareth Tips P.

    i did the haworth to withens and back last weekend so this sounds nice, will wait for more details

    May 28, 2013

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