Broxa Walk report

A fabulous day out with clear skies in winter saw a big turn out for Broxa forest.  The walk took us through a variety of terrain from forest with obstacle courses to clamber through where trees had fallen, along the muddy river side and through fields.  Lunch stop was on… Continue reading


“And is no nook of English ground secureFrom rash assault ?”Gunnerside Gill off Swaledale was filled with burning, digging, banging, crushing and smelting lead ore, at the time Wordsworth was writing. Industrial buildings thrown up willy-nilly, plate-ways carved diagonally up hillsides. Today, a path climbs the narrow re-wooded valley, passing… Continue reading

Chop Gate 28th December 2021

Another beautifully wet and windy day welcomed the hardy souls of the York Mountaineering Club to Chop Gate, where everyone was extremely thankful to Hambleton District council fixing the parking meter! After donning our full wet weather kit again, we headed up the wonderfully muddy hill behind the Wesleyan chapel,… Continue reading