“AND Finally: The Tony Memorial Festival Walk June 24 start 1000

The Tony Memorial Festival Walk June 24 start 1000 at Digley Reservoir South Car park Map ref 109067 -OS Map OL1, Postcode HD9 2RX, off Fieldhead Lane
The walk is in the Blackhill area of the Peak District. Suggested route from Greenfield: A635 to Holmfirth- pass Huntsman pub on left where walkers can gather post-walk- turn right off A635 towards Holme at the Ford pub, about 1 mile from turnoff Digley Reservoir South Car Park on the right- cash change/card needed for the car park toll. NOT to be confused with Digley Quarry car park which you will pass.
Short walk estimated time 2 ½ /3 hours, Longer walk up to 3 ½ hours.
Clothing: stout footwear and suitable outdoor clothing.
Food: bring your own drink and food appropriate to your needs for a hill walk.
Cost and /or donations (min £20 per walker) to the 2021 Festival via cheques payable to 2021 Festival to Colin Bodimeade or John Pearson.

The walk will be conducted under HMG Covid regulations current at the time of the walk.
Any concerns/difficulties please call Colin Bodimeade 07831 419181 or John Pearson 07711674660. “



“Due to COVID etc, we have decided to postpone the Tony Davies Memorial Walk until May 20. Full details of the walk will be circulated to all walkers (including dogs) who have advised us ( Colin, John, Freda) of their intention to walk.

The Walk remains a fundraiser for the 2021 Festival in memory of Tony- the first Festival Chairman- i.e. a cap of £20 (Min) with a prize for the best joke, poem, anecdote, story to be awarded by the Judges (C,J,F)- whose decision will be FINAL! Non-walkers can still submit their joke, poem, anecdote, story for consideration in the prize-giving, accompanied by an appropriate “cap”!

Thanks. Keep training!


A fundraising walk in memory of the first 2021 Festival chairman Tony Davies the walk is to take place on April 8th 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. from The Fleece, The Village, Holme, Holmfirth. The circular walk will be approximately 8 miles and will include a lunch break which will be arranged at a suitable tea shop/pub. A competition is being held at the same time in which all East Lancashire Mark masons are invited to forward an anecdote/story/poem with the subject of “postCovid19”. There will be prizes offered for the best submissions in the view of the judges i.e. walk organisers. The judge’s decision will be made after the walk on April 8th and is FINAL. The contribution for this extravagant (!) entertainment is £20 per person- dogs are free. Walkers and non-walkers are eligible to enter on receipt of £20! All contributions received will be added to the 2021 Festival

Roll up, roll up: contact Colin Bodimeade, John Pearson or Freda Davies 

NB: any rearrangement of the date due to the current emergencies will be notified via the website.

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