Saturday, 17 May 2008

Ramble from the Cat and Fiddle to Wildboarclough

This is a late report from Ken Fyles of a ramble that took place on Sunday 9th of March 2008:

There was much confusion over the date of this walk since the Annual Dinner had lately been brought forward a week in to the walks slot. Only six people turned up - Roger Sagar, Bill Clayton, Dave Archer, Derek Hatch, Arthur Helsby and Ken Fyles. This is a walk that you won't find in the walking guides even though it covers some very varied and beautiful territory. Starting from the Cat and Fiddle Pub we traversed the southern moor to then plunge into the valley of the River Dane towards Gradbach. From here, a NNW path took us through wood and high moorland before descending into the wooded area of Wildboarclough and lunch at the Crag Inn.

A drink stop at the Three Shires Bridge on the River Dane.

The speciality of the Crag Inn is a Sunday carvery - a little pricey at £9.50 but you can eat as much as you want and have large helpings of all three meats if you're really hungry after the morning's walk. Return from the Crag Inn was made via Clough House and delightfully remote valleys running eastwards then northwards. A round trip of about 10 miles.