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Yes - definitely: going4gold, Dave C, Try to find the same direction, TopTrekker, Dale, Nigel7, Helvellyn40, Rachael 234, ManPlusDog, Bea ( Pebbles)
Yes - maybe: MountainGirlSarah, Bigfoot, barbp-j, The Beer Police, R1chard, Cazzer
Sorry - can't come: Goldilocks, Flossie, Manners, TrotOn, PeteK, A2z, Cathy (and David ), Bal

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TrotOn   on 08/01/19 @ 20:42 said:

H40: Free to walk....but what happened to the pub grub with Bea?

Helvellyn40   on 08/01/19 @ 21:01 said:

TrotOn: As it happens there are a couple of pubs on route, one at Cray, and one at Hubberholme, oh and not forgetting the one at Buckden, so there is plenty of choice.

TrotOn   on 08/01/19 @ 21:36 said:

H40: Kip would like a bar meal, too. You have sold the walk to us both

Helvellyn40   on 09/01/19 @ 17:40 said:

TrotOn: 3 of use for a bar meal, not sure they will do dogs dinners though.

Bea ( Pebbles)   on 09/01/19 @ 18:30 said:

I know all the pubs above and so does Tilly

Count us in

TrotOn   on 09/01/19 @ 21:03 said:

H40: Alter this to a pub crawl and Kip and Tilly can drive us all home

TrotOn   on 09/01/19 @ 21:06 said:

H40: Kip has her own credit card....she will treat Tilly....perhaps Al will join us with Molly and Lilly...The kitchen would be empty after their visit

Bea ( Pebbles)   on 09/01/19 @ 21:20 said:

Troton Did you made sure that Kip only as limit funds available...?
Just thinking beeing on the safe side....Well I know Molly...!!!
But who is Lilly?

TrotOn   on 09/01/19 @ 22:12 said:

Bea: You're correct...Kip's credit would restrict her invitation to eat, beyond Tilly

Crikey...Molly would have us all bust

Lilly.....send Al a PM......she's gorgeous. Took me 5 seconds to look, touch her head and recognise how good she is. Ask Al

Bea ( Pebbles)   on 10/01/19 @ 18:47 said:

TrotOn David really !!!!
He has got another woman in his life !!!
Wow and Molly is going along with this....Oooh I will need to message him....and find out the gossip
A well behaved good looking one and not a food pincher?

Bea ( Pebbles)   on 10/01/19 @ 18:56 said:

Somebody with manners....thats more like Al' s style....he can show her off then !?

TrotOn   on 10/01/19 @ 18:57 said:

Bea: Al will "spill the beans"

One "food pincher" is more than enough for Al to handle

Helvellyn40   on 10/01/19 @ 19:01 said:

TrotOn: I was thinking the title of this walk should be Buckden Pike pub crawl.

Helvellyn40   on 10/01/19 @ 19:05 said:

TrotOn: Molly the food thieve, i'am not sure the kitchen would be empty,turned upside down yes,with Molly in her element, and the pub landlord living his worst nightmare.

TrotOn   on 10/01/19 @ 22:19 said:

H40: Not wanting to tarnish your excellent walk leading tradition.....but how about "Crawling to Buckden Pike having visited the pub"

Helvellyn40   on 11/01/19 @ 16:26 said:

TrotOn: I'am flattered that you think so highly of my walk leading, but as i have no experience of hill crawling, i'am going to give that activity a miss.

TrotOn   on 16/01/19 @ 21:23 said:

H40: Looking forward to an early Spring and a good walk led by a veteran leader.

After the pub....I might remember a few things from your walks

Like Kirkby Stephen....we could see the hills, but whichever way you turned your map...we couldn't leave the pasture fields

Bea ( Pebbles)   on 17/01/19 @ 22:43 said:

Now then....David....
Play least we have got 3 pubs to get us round !

Helvellyn40   on 18/01/19 @ 14:29 said:

TrotOn: I'am still looking forward to a long hard winter,not sure that will happen,or an early spring for that matter, but i will settle for a nice dry ,calm and sunny day with an added bonus of some snow on the tops.

Helvellyn40   on 18/01/19 @ 14:32 said:

Bea ( Pebbles): 3 pubs maybe needed if it's wet, i have asked Dale if she will arrange some good weather like the sort she provided for Northumberland.

Nigel7   on 20/01/19 @ 17:58 said:

Hi H40/TrotOn. Hope your both well and hope that I can make this.

TrotOn   on 20/01/19 @ 19:29 said:

Nigel7: Great to hear from you and we need you to bring order to the establishment.

Nigel7   on 22/01/19 @ 15:55 said:

Sorry TrotOn only madness here.

Helvellyn40   on 22/01/19 @ 18:39 said:

Nigel7: Great to hear from you Nigel,and hope you can make it.

Nigel7   on 22/01/19 @ 19:01 said:

H40. How long would it take to walk from Kettlewell YHA to Buckden meet point do you think?

Helvellyn40   on 23/01/19 @ 17:05 said:

Nigel7: I reckon it's just under 4 miles, so about an hour an 20 minutes via the dales way. If you don't fancy that i could give you a lift up to Buckden, as i shall be passing through Kettelwell.

Nigel7   on 23/01/19 @ 22:04 said:

A lift would be great H40. What distance is the walk?

Helvellyn40   on 24/01/19 @ 8:23 said:

Nigel7: The walk is about 10 miles.

Nigel7   on 24/01/19 @ 13:11 said:

Thanks H40

Rachael 234   on 05/03/19 @ 22:02 said:

There's a lot of talk about pubs here but is anyone actually thinking of staying on and eating after the walk? Trying to decide whether to travel back the Sunday or the Monday.

TrotOn   on 06/03/19 @ 14:28 said:

Rachael: I think everyone is serious about eating. I plan to eat locally before driving home. I'm working the next day.

Helvellyn40   on 06/03/19 @ 16:03 said:

Rachael 234: Yes I was thinking of eating out after the walk, the slight snag is the pubs are on winter closing and only open until 5oclock, iam sure we can get back to Buckden before that time, but a better option could be the George Inn at Hubberholme, which looks like it will open if a pre booked table is made. So if anyone would like a meal, let me know in the comments,and I will book a table.

TrotOn   on 06/03/19 @ 20:21 said:

H40: I'd like to eat please?

Dave C   on 08/03/19 @ 9:18 said:

Hi everyone
I don%u2019t think I%u2019ve met any of you guys yet but I%u2019m staying over Saturday night and would like a meal Sunday before driving home so if you%u2019re booking a table count me in.

Dale   on 09/03/19 @ 9:17 said:

I could be persuaded to stay for a meal

barbp-j   on 09/03/19 @ 20:26 said:

Yes please I would like a meal!

Helvellyn40   on 10/03/19 @ 8:22 said:

barbp-j: I wasn't aware that you where joining the walk.

Rachael 234   on 10/03/19 @ 11:32 said:

Could you count me and David (MPD) in for a meal too ta

Helvellyn40   on 10/03/19 @ 11:55 said:

Rachael 234: I'v just booked a table for 6, so i reckon that's now 8, but i can increase the numbers, and will cotact the George inn later this week,as others may want a meal. They start serving dinner at 18.0hrs,and i would think we should have finished the walk by 17.00, hope the weather is better than this week, there is snow in the dales.

Cathy (and David )   on 11/03/19 @ 11:19 said:

Hi Paul, We're still a maybe for this- I have a cracked rib which doesn't like walking uphill! But I'm hoping to be feeling a bit fitter by the weekend. WE may just meet you half way!

Bea ( Pebbles)   on 11/03/19 @ 14:07 said:

Paul. Thank you for organising this for all of us.
I am opting out but will join you all for a wellearned drink and a natter

barbp-j   on 14/03/19 @ 17:58 said:

Sorry Paul, thought I had signed up. Just keeping an eye on forecast so will confirm tomorrow night, thanks

A2z   on 15/03/19 @ 11:08 said:

Hi I'll come along and it will be lovely to see lots of you again. I'm not sure where the car park is, will it be obvious? Kathy

Helvellyn40   on 15/03/19 @ 17:30 said:

A2z: The car park is on the north side of the village.

A2z   on 15/03/19 @ 20:34 said:


PeteK   on 16/03/19 @ 9:43 said:

Where I am there's snow forecast early tomorrow. I'll see what the roads are like before setting off so don't wait if I'm not there at start time.

Helvellyn40   on 16/03/19 @ 10:09 said:

PeteK: It's going to be a lot colder, but i don't think there will be any snow at lower levels, but i suspect there will be on the tops.

TrotOn   on 16/03/19 @ 10:35 said:

H40: I'm 25 miles north of Buckden and the waterways are full to overflowing. Rainfall has been relentless all night and still is now......It's going to be very wet!!

Dale   on 16/03/19 @ 11:40 said:

Aw, I%u2019m staying at my daughters and have forgotten my gaiters. Erm.... how to avoid wet feet???

Helvellyn40   on 16/03/19 @ 12:30 said:

Dale Your only likely to get wet feet on the first part of the walk, after the summit there are good paths.
Has any one got spare gaiters for Dale to borrow?

Dale   on 16/03/19 @ 12:52 said:

Aw thanks Hv40, I will be fine......

Helvellyn40   on 16/03/19 @ 13:16 said:

Dale: We all may get wet feet, but if the route following the beck looks too wet we can always go by the normal route, we shall take a look at the first waterfall, to see how much water there is.

Dave C   on 16/03/19 @ 17:03 said:

Just tried to get to Kettlewell from Skipton but had to turn back because of flooding,booked in Skipton for the night and will try again in the morning

Bea ( Pebbles)   on 16/03/19 @ 17:56 said:

H40 last time I joined you for the walk in the Dales...I only "just "managed driving through the deep paddles across the road..... Cross your fingers for me Paul

TrotOn   on 16/03/19 @ 19:09 said:

H40: Not heard from you, so reply here too. Happy to chip in for your table deposit next time I see you. Too much road flooding and ice could follow!

Helvellyn40   on 16/03/19 @ 19:51 said:

TrotOn: Been busy messaging folks, and speaking to Bea, hopefully some of us will get there, it looks a lot drier tomorrow,you could be missing out on an adventure.

PeteK   on 16/03/19 @ 21:28 said:

Lot of water on road up herr with ice forecast for tomorrow. Not worth the risk driving.

Cathy (and David )   on 16/03/19 @ 21:35 said:

We're not going to make it tomorrow. Both knackered from overwork and needing a quiet day near home. The river Rawthey is roaring tonight! Hope to see you all when the weather calms down.

Helvellyn40   on 17/03/19 @ 7:13 said:

Cathy (and David ): See you another time.
No snow or ice here this morning,but there is a slight dusting of snow on Whernside.

A2z   on 17/03/19 @ 7:24 said:

Hi, I'm at the tail end of a cold and was hoping to be well enough to walk today but the 3 miles I've just done with the dog suggests not! I'll text Bea just in case you don't get this. Kathy

Flossie  on 17/03/19 @ 8:29 said:

Sorry I can%u2019t make it today, grandma duties.

Try to find the same direction   on 17/03/19 @ 20:33 said:

Great day, great company, great walk. Thanks to all of you guys to be very nice and helpful to me and my Bruno All the best to all of you Elena

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