West Yorkshire Federation Ramble

Last year, Saltaire WI played host to the West Yorkshire Federation Ramble: a chance for members from different WI’s to get together for some good walking, some good conversation and of course, some good cake.  This year, Mytholmroyd Marmaladies hosted the event and we went along to join in the fun.


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It was worryingly wet on the drive over, but on the other side of the moors it stayed fine, though cloudy, all day. Out of a choice of 3,5 and 7 mile walks we opted for the mid-length route. This took us up from Mytholmroyd to the local boundary stone of Churn Milk Joan: a steep climb in places, but worth it for the views on the top.  We chatted with ladies from all over West Yorkshire, some of whom we remembered from last year.  We also laughed at the people taking part in an orienteering course on the top of the hill. We decided that walking on the paths – and staying upright – was definitely preferable to running through the heather and rolling down the hills!

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On our return we were met by a warm welcome and a delicious cream tea. I can highly recommend the fig and ginger scones… many thanks to Mytholmroyd for hosting so well, and we are looking forward to the next walk!

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