"We thank God for a summer full of special memories."
St George's walking group has made the very most of the excellent summer weather this year enjoying beautiful walks in some beautiful dales.
July saw us sweltering in sizzling Skipton. We hiked over some hills, along a canal and round a castle. In some of the hottest temperatures of the year we were glad of an ice cream pit stop in Skipton town centre, even if the choice of flavours was a bit overwhelming; ever heard of snickers or candy floss ice cream?
In August we returned to lovely Grassington and 21 energetic souls walked a 12 mile route through Wharfedale enjoying good conversation and excellent views, as well as a good cup of tea at the end of the day.
September brought our annual weekend away. This year we went to the Derbyshire dales and enjoyed 2 walks: a 14 mile hike from Edale and along Mam Tor - a rather unexpected problem of dodging the para-gliders on Mam Tor - and then an 8 mile walk through Millers dale to Monsal head. We stayed in Eyam youth hostel and enjoyed sharing a meal together at a local pub on Saturday evening.
We thank God for a summer full of special memories. The views over sunny dales, the breeze through high trees and long grass. Making new friends and catching up with old ones. Stretching the legs, and sometimes pulling a few muscles, as well as the unsurpassed pleasure of a cup of tea at the end of a long hike!
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