Epsom and Ewell Group

2011 Yorkshire Dales

The party assembled at various points in Epsom and Ewell for the journey to Yorkshire. It was a great pleasure to be driven up the motorways and excitement mounted as we turned off into minor roads leading to Malham. We were glad not to have to tackle them ourselves after such a long journey! We were soon settled into our rooms at Beck Hall and the Buck Inn and our welcome reception set the mood for the holiday. We walked each day - up hill and down dale - highlights being the spectacular limestone scenery around Malham itself and the Ingleton waterfall walk. Less energetic activities included a canal boat trip around Skipton and a steam train ride. There were gastronomic delights - the pie shop in Ingleton and many local ales and ciders, not to mention Yorkshire puddings, pies and sausages and hearty breakfasts. Rivalling the scenery and the lambs was the excellent company of fellow ramblers. Many new friends made and older friendships renewed. None of this would have been possible without Bob Hayward's planning and organisation, not to mention his bull-taming exploits! Thank you very much Bob from all of us who went to Yorkshire.

And here is the group approaching the spectacular limestone scenery at Malham Cove (Photo: R Hayward):

Malham 2011

Thursday, February 22, 2018