Yorkshire Ramblers Hut, Lowstern, Clapham Yorkshire 10-12th January 2020

The first programmed meet of the New Year was spent in the superb Yorkshire Ramblers Hut about 1/2 mile outside Clapham. The bunkhouse is a two storey stone house set in trees, with a superb view of the valley beyond. It has a large kitchen, and dinning area and a very comfortable lounge with open log fire, just what you need on a cold January evening.

Seven of our members attended and most had stopped off on Friday to do a walk on route to the venue. The weather was fine but very windy and we had to change out plans of climbing Ingleborough, one of the three peaks of Yorkshire, for a lower level walk on the Saturday. The alternative walk was an exhilarating, 11.3 mile walk from the bunkhouse to Burn Moor, 406 m at the trip point.  After a short stop in the village of Clapham for a well earned drink, we made our way back to the bunkhouse and a very enjoyable group meal of Pie and seasonal vegetable cooked by Keith and Michele and an evening spent before the open fire.

By Sunday the winds had abated and a group set off to climb Ingleborough before returning home.

A great weekend and we will hopefully be returning to this venue in the future.

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