The first of the combined Rosedale walking and heritage festival went well, with good weather on both days for the walkers and lots of visitors to the Rosedale History Society and Land of Iron heritage information stands. The combined format was a great success, with a lot of very positive feedback from walkers and visitors, such that the final number for this year’s event are around 121 walkers or 50% more than last year, a great tribute to the tireless efforts of Kate Jones and Ian Thompson in organising and promoting the event, to all those who volunteered their time and expertise as walk leaders and to the Rosedale History Society and the Land Of Iron project for their fascinating stands. Watch out for details of the 2019 festival!
Day 1 – Linda and Tom waiting for the onrush of visitors
Day 1 – The natural history ramblers being briefed .
Day 1 – The tea shop walkers about to set off, led by Ian Thompson on the right
Day 1 – Elspeth Ingleby and her botanists deep in the oat grass
Day 1 – Tom Mutton training up new civil engineers on the Land of Iron stand
Day 1 – Dave Oakey and his beerminders getting ready to meet their group.
Day 1 – the Ale House Walkers warming up at the White Horse Farm Inn. Photo by Dave Oakey
Day 1 – An hour or so later, the Ale House Walkers cooling down with a stash of river temperature beer! Photo by Dave Oakey
The artistic walkers at the start of the Goldsworthy Trail on Day 2 of the festival
Day 2 – Land of Iron Walk Dog Cooling Station – Dunn Carr Bridge
Day 2 – Land of Iron Walk approaching East Mines
Day 2 – Land of Iron Walkers at East Mines
Day 2 – Shirley Drew and Janet Dring send off more treasure hunters around the village
Day 2 -Happy Nordics up on the line – photo by Jane Schofield