Spine of England II — Tour update

We have just added a special Gathering and Send-off evening with music for Wednesday 23rd May. This will be in the Holmfirth area before we set-off on the Pennine way next day to Hebden Bridge. Details will follow shortly.
JJ says, ‘ This is my home area and I couldn’t miss the chance to get everyone together and maybe have a sing!  I am hoping Rowan and the RR choir will be up for it as well as the band. ‘
We also have an informal session on Sunday the 27th at the Craven Arms in Appletreewick (pronounced “Ap’wick” locally). We have booked their wonderful Cruck Barn for the evening so bring your instruments and voices.
John again: ‘ We start where my first Spine Of England Tour reached and we head North from The Peak District into the Yorkshire Dales, through stunning scenery and with great gigs along the way. Join us for a walk, a lunchtime pint or in the evening … wherever, whenever, you will be welcome. Hope to meet  you there. JJ ‘

Planning for May

I will be back in Yorkshire next week for a beer and maps session with Boff and Colin and checking out some of the excellent live venues we have planned for the Spine of England II Ramblers Tour in May. We hope to get some walking in as well and hopefully Boff can join us having recovered from his bizarre tobogganing accident [anything for attention]. This has been a dismal winter weather-wise here on the border and the fields are saturated from the snow-melt and incessant rain. That extra few minutes of daylight is beginning to lift the gloom and we will be out in the Shropshire hills tomorrow whatever the weather. I once wrote that walking in wild landscape was my drug, my gym and my church and the need for ‘a fix’ is at its strongest this time of year. However you get it ..keep well and see you out there. JJ

Click here for information about the walks

Spine of England II

Join John and the Reluctant Ramblers for 5 days of walking and 4 gigs in May 2018.

The dates are Thursday 24th May through Monday 28th May
(the second May bank holiday weekend)

John writes: “This is something I have wanted to do for some time. As well as walking some of the iconic landscape of my childhood, we get to play some superb live-music venues and carry our own brand of music and humour, often inspired by the walking, into peoples’ lives. The walks are inclusive and so is the spirit of our music. Hope to meet you there. JJ”

Click here for more information including the gig venues and ticket links. Note that walking routes will be announced nearer the time.