report buxton walking weekend

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report buxton walking weekend

Postby liverpoolken » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:29 pm

i have been asked to post up a report about our recent walking weekend in buxton…i will keep in short and let the photos do the talking……
earlier in the year a few of the participants of the original leonard cohen walking weekend which took place in barmouth in 2008 decided it would be a good idea to have a reunion somewhere in the UK…so a place was chosen and a date set…. buxton in the beautiful english peak district during the last weekend of september…….

a group of about 20 or so of the original walkers gathered in buxton along with one or two new friends…the group consisted of the usual mix of walkers and non-walkers…
on the friday the walkers set off to walk up grin low hill to solomon’s tower while the non-walkers headed into town to explore the delights of this wonderful little spa town….

in the evening after dinner we gathered in the vault pub for a leonard cohen quiz compiled and overseen by philip and john brought his ukulele along
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walkers set off up grin low hill
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the ladies take a rest..and we gather in solomon's temple
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Re: report buxton walking weekend

Postby liverpoolken » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:40 pm

once on top of grin low we couldn't resist posing with the local wildlife....
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Re: report buxton walking weekend

Postby liverpoolken » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:52 pm

phil's quiz night in the vault pub and john providing the music...
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Re: report buxton walking weekend

Postby liverpoolken » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:16 pm

day 2..and the walkers head up from buxton for a walk along the black edge moor to dove holes....

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group photo before the hard climb up on to black edge moor
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the walk on the lower slopes through the woods and bracken
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morale was high despite the tough climb
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Re: report buxton walking weekend

Postby liverpoolken » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:25 pm

after some rather scary moments along a treacherous path along the valley sides with a drop down into the valley below we eventually we reached black edge moor ..
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the walk along black edge
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the view from the top of black edge moor
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the decent into dove holes
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Re: report buxton walking weekend

Postby liverpoolken » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:42 pm

finally walk complete...
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group photo in dove holes at the end of walk
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waiting for the train to take us back to buxton
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and finally back in buxton for a nice pot of well derserved earl grey tea and a scone with clotted crem and jam
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Postby liverpoolken » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:59 pm

final night and philip had not only compiled another quiz but he also read us one of his poems and john brought along his guitar...this year on our final night we didn't have an elvis impersonator as we did in barmouth but we did have a gentleman who had won the tv new faces talent show a few years ago and he gave us a fine rendition of what else but hallelujah.

It was a great weekend with wonderful friends full of laughter music poetry walking and even quizzes....ta ken
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Re: report buxton walking weekend

Postby Diane » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:00 pm

It was a great weekend with wonderful friends full of laughter music poetry walking and even quizzes
Perfectly described, Ken!

Didn't we have a marvellous time:-)) Huge thanks are due to you and Margaret for arranging the weekend, xx.

Those cows were so keen to pose with us. And here is an image from the end of the last walk, showing that even when the walkers are no longer out with the animals, the mare is still tracking us...



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