Yorkshire hill walking meet for parents and children report

Posted by Nick Colton on 08/06/2009
On the hill

On Saturday 6 June 2009 the first BMC hill walking meet for parents & children was held in Yorkshire.

Organised by volunteer Anne Chevalier, one of the BMC Yorkshire Area Youth Co-ordinators, this event was for young people and their parents who enjoy hill walking or perhaps who wanted to meet other people in a similar situation and make new contacts.

The group met in Settle at 10am as planned.  It was raining heavily at the start of the day which put a few people off attending.  However, a determined group of, mainly, mums and children decided to set off on a circular walk from Settle via Attamire Scar.  As the walk progressed the weather improved.  It stopped raining and the wind dropped.  The group even explored a few small caves such as Jubilee cave.

All in all it was a very enjoyable day that was rounded off with refreshments at a local cafe back in Settle.  Everyone agreed the day had been well worth it and that they would like to attend a similar day again.  Anne said she would like to hold another such day - perhaps near a campsite so that those who wanted to make a weekend of it could easily do so.  So, if you're interested, keep checking back as it's going to be a question of "watch this space!"

The BMC would like to say a great big thank you to Anne for organising and running this new event.

 

 



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