Walks diary for the week ahead

Walks diary for the week ahead

Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:00 am
Early morning walkers admire the view from the top of Almscliffe Crag.

Harrogate Rambling Club

During the winter months when we tend not to drive too far away for our walks, we have the opportunity to discover footpaths and bridleways much closer to home – you would be surprised to find so many that you didn’t know existed!

We walk on Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the year, and offer walks to suit all levels of ability.

On Sunday, February 2 there are two walks in the programme. The ‘B’ group meet in Ripley for an 11 mile ramble around lower Nidderdale, whilst the ‘C/D’ members also start in Ripley for a shorter walk of six and a half miles around a similar area. On Wednesday, February 5 there are six walks to choose from. The ‘A’ members start a 12.5 mile hike in West Tanfield visiting Grewelthorpe and Mickley, whilst the ‘B+’ group meet at Bolton Bridge for an 11 mile ramble to Bolton Abbey, Eastby and Draughton. The ‘B’ walkers start a 10 mile ramble in Burn Bridge which takes in North Rigton and Almscliff Crag, whilst the ‘C’ group travel to Bingley to start a seven mile walk to Marley Brow and Alter Wood. Meanwhile the ‘D’ members meet in Fulwith Mill Lane and head off seven miles to Rudding Dower and Follifoot, whilst the ‘E’ group catch the No. 7 bus to Boston Spa to walk four miles along the river Wharfe to Thorp Arch.

For further details on these walks and for information about the club visit www.harrogateramblingclub.org.uk

harrogate group of THE ramblers’ association

Sections of the Knaresborough Round and the Ripon Rowel are included in Saturday’s walk. The 10 mile circular route starts at South Stainley, and goes via Burton Leonard, Farnham, Scotton, and Brearton before returning to South Stainley. The route is in well-wooded undulating countryside on attractive green lanes and field paths. Meet 9.30am on Saturday, February 1 in the far car park of The Inn, South Stainley HG3 3ND (9.10am No. 36 bus from Harrogate). Further details phone 01765 605890.

Harrogate fell

and dale club

February 2 - Wrap up warm for a local walk. Meet at the library of Fewston car park for a walk up the Washburn Valley, around Thruscross reservoir and return. Tea at McKenzies. Eight miles. Tel 07732 610928. February 9 - Hebden and the Grassington lead workings. Seven and a half miles. Tel 01423 202562. For further details on these walks contact the telephone numbers provided. www.fellandale.org.uk

North Yorkshire Fell Club

We are a friendly group of keen fell walkers who walk in many areas of the North. On February 2 we are walking part of the Wass Wanderers Way in the North Yorkshire Moors starting from a layby on Jerry Carr Bank and on February 9 we return to Kettlewell in Wharfedale to do a 13 mile walk over Starbotton Out Moor and Old Cote Moor. February 16 sees us hoping for a crisp winter day out for a challenging nine and a half mile fell walk on St Sunday Crag and Fairfield in the Lake District. If you wish to join us for our walks contact 01423 863401 for further information.

Nidderdale Long Distance Walkers Association

Our 19 mile Harrogate Circuit walk on Saturday, February 1 starts at 8.30am from Hornbeam railway station car park. Contact Hazel on 01423 880818 or 07983 304433. The Group meetings are at 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month at The

Woodlands Hotel, Wetherby Road, Harrogate. Contact the secretary on 01423 864040 or see https://www.ldwa.org.uk/Nidderdale


On Tuesday, February 4 Ruth will be leading a six and a half mile linear walk from High Cleugh, Ripon to Wormald Green via Bishop Monkton and taking the no. 36 bus back to Ripon. We will be meeting at High Cleugh, Ripon HG4 2QA at 9.30am. For further information contact Ruth tel 01765 677943. www.riponramblers.org.uk

Boroughbridge Amblers

On Wednesday, February 5 Linda and Brian are leading a four and a half mile circular York Space Walk. We will be meeting at Back Lane car park Boroughbridge for 10am to share transport. For further information contact contact 01423 322988.