2021 Hillwalkers Highlights
Summary of Hillwalkers Activities 2021
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021
2021 was a another year affected by restrictions. Wales was in lockdown due to the Covid pandemic in the first few months. Members kept as active as we could and we took part in the Chepstow U3A quiz using Zoom. We were able to walk out in the hills again as a group on 28 April 2021, and then maintained a regular programme of walks. Generally the weather was reasonably kind and we have had a very successful year, with several new walkers joining.
In early September 2021 a group of Hillwalkers started "Wainwright's Pennine Journey", a challenging circular walk of 247miles, to be walked in stages over the next couple of years.
This first week on the route we walked from Middleton-in-Teesdale (mile 68) to Lambley Viaduct (mile 138), through the North Pennines and along some of Hadrian's Wall.
The following stats refer to the regular Wednesday Hillwalks:
Number of walks:
36. Walks have mostly been in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, also from Ystradfellte, Blaen Llia, Symonds Yat, near Charterhouse on the Mendips, in the Wye Valley, and around The Narth.
Total number of people out on the walks: 365 (average = 10.1 per walk)
Walk Leaders: 15 Hillwalkers led walks (some as a couple or jointly)
Total Distance travelled: 417miles, so 4,126miles by all Hillwalkers
Average distance per walk: 11.6miles / 18.7km
(11.2miles in 2020)
Range: 9 - 15.2miles
Total Ascent: 26,442metres/ 86,750ft
Average ascent per walk: 735metres/ 2,460ft.
(720metres in 2020)
Range: 411m - 1,113m
Huge thanks to all the Hillwalkers - leaders and followers - for pulling together and giving us many months of sociable fun walking in the hills through 2021.
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