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u3a Walking Group One - Aug 2023 (2)
by Tim - 08:27 on 01 September 2023
Nine of us met at the Gloup Car Park to walk the 4+miles to the Covenanter's Memorial . The weather was perfect with sun all the way plus a light wind .First we had a look at the Gloup itself and then went up along the cliffs to the Brough .The path over was still shut due to the landslide but this is relatively small .We could have gone across but didn't want to tarry .Further along the cliff there was a chunk that had recently fallen but nowhere near the path .Arriving at the Trig point we stopped for refreshments, While there one of the party cleaned up some litter so she thought, but discovered it was cache for Geocachers . We added our name and headed off again along the cliffs . The waters were beautifully clear and apart from one family we saw no one . The Covenanter's Memorial is such a sad place where 200 people drowned in an act loosely described as Man's inhumanity to Man . We saw the graves in along the long grass but missed the Viking Grave Stone hidden away by the lush growth at this time of year . Then it was up to the car park for some us to take cars back to the Gloup.
Two of the party decided to carry on to complete the circuit along the farm tracks . An excellent morning's walk for everyone .
There will be no walk next month so the next outing will be in the third week of October .ie Friday 20 th October .The venue and time will be sent when we see what the forecast is like .
Keep moving , Tim
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