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Update on proposed walk Sunday 4th January 2015

Gate Inn Calendar 2014Posted by Bob Simpson Wed, December 31, 2014 12:36:07
Update 13.30 pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

Still only 4 wheel drive vehicles moving about at Troway and the footpaths on Ridgeway Moor and at Ford are very slippery due to ice.

We will continue to monitor the situation and make a final decision about the proposed walk on Sunday first thing Saturday morning.

Cheers - Bob.

Snow White Moss Valley

Gate Inn Calendar 2014Posted by Bob Simpson Wed, December 31, 2014 12:11:18
Although our walk was cancelled on Sunday 28th December a few regulars walked up to the Gate for a pint and took a few photos en-routeSnow over the Mosborough Townships.
Ridgeway with snow and brilliant sunshine.
Slaying of the Derby Tup in the Swan at Ridgeway.

To see a full performance of the tradition in Coal Aston Village Hall Christmas 2012 on Y tube click here Look out for 'Wifie' at the start of the video.


Sunset over Ridgeway from Troway on our way home from the Gate via the Bridge Inn at Ford.

Cheers - Bob.





Greetings from Gate Inn Regulars in the Sun

Gate Inn Calendar 2014Posted by Bob Simpson Sat, December 27, 2014 22:23:33
Best wishes, but no sympathy from John & Linda Hallam basking in the southern sun.


Cheers - Bob.

10.00 am Update - Walk Sunday 28th December 2015

Gate Inn Calendar 2014Posted by Bob Simpson Sat, December 27, 2014 10:12:12
10.00 am Update 27th December 2014

Tomorrows Walk Postponed until Sunday 4th January 2015.

I have just spoken with Andrew at the Gate Inn.

The road conditions are such that tomorrows walk will have to be postponed.

Snowdon Lane (top road in the area of the Inn at Troway (Blackamoor) & Wards Garden Centre has not be cleared or gritted and is covered with 3 inches of compacted snow.

The lane down to the Gate Inn has not been cleared or gritted and the snow is boot high.

Only large four wheel drive vehicles are moving about.

Some sunny spells are forecast for tomorrow.

Anyone who wants to walk to the Gate will be most welcome as always.

Let's hope the situation improves by next Sunday for what will be our first Gate Inn Walk of 2015.

Cheers - Bob.





Update - Walk Sunday 28th December 2014

Gate Inn Calendar 2014Posted by Bob Simpson Sat, December 27, 2014 09:03:43
Update 9.00 am 27th December 2014

Tomorrows weather still looks OK, but the road conditions could be difficult.

I will visit the Gate Inn today and liaise with Andrew & Kay, then give an update here around 6.00 pm today.

Cheers - Bob.

Update on walk Sunday 28th December 2014

Gate Inn Calendar 2014Posted by Bob Simpson Fri, December 26, 2014 09:17:49
At this stage Sunday's weather forecast the looks reasonable.

All welcome to join us, meet on the Gate Inn Car park at 10.00 am. First refreshment stop will be the Swan at Ridgeway around 11.30 am. Then down to the Bridge Inn at Ford.

Return to the Gate for about 1.30 pm.



Should there be any change to the weather forecast an item will be posted here before 6.00 pm on Saturday 27th December, if there is a need to alter the arrangements.

The walk is about 7 miles.

See you on Sunday.

Cheers - Bob.

Season's Greetings across the ocean

Gate Inn Calendar 2014Posted by Bob Simpson Tue, December 23, 2014 20:58:52
Festive Greetings from the Gate Inn, Troway to Funchal, Madeira


David & Jo, Lawrence & Betty and Friends.

A very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.



Have a great time in the sun with your friends and enjoy the New Year Fireworks.



All the best Andrew, Kay & Girls, Bob & Linda, Matthew, Neil & Mary and all your friends at the Gate Inn.

Complements of the Season

Gate Inn Calendar 2014Posted by Bob Simpson Tue, December 23, 2014 09:14:33


Andrew & Kay would like to wish all friends and customers old and new a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We are open every day over the Festive Season - just closed on Christmas Day Night.



All the very best for 2015.

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