DATE

EVENT PLACE INFORMATION
17/10/10 Grass Routes Grassington See below for information
7/11/10 Dob Park Bridge Leathley See below for information
21/11/10 Almscliffe Crag See below See below for information
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

Walk 2

 

Date

Sunday  17th of October 2010

 

Start time

10:30 am.

 

Numbers

up to 25 ( 45 with an assistant)

Meet Place

The main car park Grassington next to the visitors information centre and toilets.

Possible Titles

Grass Routes, etc

Getting there

Take the A65 westwards past Skipton then turn right onto the B6265. This road takes you to Grassington but be sure to veer right where the B6160 joins it. Cross the river bridge and enter the town. The road turns right at the bottom of the main street and a little further on to your right is the car park easily recognised by a round glass building just inside.

Description

Join Roy and Linda for this 7.33 mile grade 3 Yorkshire Dales walk which starts and finishes in the popular village of Grassington and has a total ascent of 255 metres. The route follows the Dales Way northward as far as Conistone via the gorge at Conistone Dibb where lunch is taken.  The return to Grassington is an easy riverside ramble alongside the Wharfe. With just the one hill section this walk is rated as requiring only ‘moderate’ exertion levels. Grassington has a vibrant main street where after the walk, we may find a hostelry which is up to Spice standards. Please dress appropriately, stout shoes or boots are recommended, warm, windproof and waterproof clothing is essential. Bring food and drink for the halfway lunch stop. Lost? Late? Can't make it? Ring or text Roy on 0780-1070526. Texts have a better chance of getting through in country areas. If you miss the walk start, Roy usually leaves advice on joining up with the group on the dashboard of his vehicle next to a fluorescent 'Spice Are' Here sign. Well behaved dogs are welcome on this walk but must be controlled on a leash less than 2m in length at all times.

 

 

 

 

 

Walk 3

 

Date

Sunday 7th November 2010

 

Start time

10:30am

 

Numbers

up to 25 ( 45 with an assistant)

 

Meet Place Postcode

LS21 2JY nearby place only

 

Meet Place

Leathley car park near the village hall or roadside parking.

Possible Titles

Lindley Wood Wanda ETC

Walk Grade 3

Getting there

Get to Pool (near Otley and north of Leeds.) Cross the river bridge just after the Shell garage and turn next left onto a ‘B’ road. Leathley is a couple of miles up this road. Meet in the car park opposite the church.If you are using a Sat Nav system the church is on Leathley Lane and the postcode is LS21 2JY There are no toilet facilities at the meet place but there may be some at the Shell filling station in Pool.

Description

Join Roy and Linda for this 8.45 mile, grade 3,  reasonably flat walk (146 metres ascent )which starts and finishes in the village of Leathley  in between Leeds and Harrogate. Lunch is taken at  the beautiful Dob Park Bridge after passing one of the oldest surviving oak tree in the area, Lake Plantation and Farnley Hall. The walk then follows the river Washburn back to Leathley via Lindley Wood reservoir. As usual we’ll probably find a pub after the walk.  Please dress appropriately, stout shoes or boots are recommended, warm, windproof and waterproof clothing is essential. Bring food and drink for the half way lunch stop. Lost/Late/ Can’t make it? Text or ring Roy on 0780-1070526 (texts have the better chance of getting through in areas of poor reception.) If you have missed the walk start it may be worth looking for Roy’s vehicle, Instructions to possible meet points, lunch stop locations etc are usually left on its dashboard along with a fluorescent ‘SPICE ARE HERE’ sign.

 

 

 

 

 

Walk 4

 

Date

Sunday  21st November 2010

 

Start time

10:30am

 

Numbers

up to 25 ( 45 with an assistant)

 

Walk Grade 3.

Possible Titles

Crag Hoppers, etc

Getting there

From Pool near Otley, cross the river bridge just past the Shell garage, on the A658. Turn next left along a winding B road. Pass through the first village, which is Leathley. A further 5 miles on turn left onto Norwood lane. This is the only left turn for over 3 miles and it is just before the village of Beckwithshaw. About a mile and a half up Norwood lane is a bend to the right just where the road meets a large forest at the top of the hill, the car park is on this bend. Look out for the ‘Spice We are here’ sign.

Description

Join Roy and Linda for this 8 mile, grade 3 ramble. The walk starts from the forest car park near to the Stainburn Moor ‘cup and ring marked’ stones before visiting Almscliff Crag which is a unique to Yorkshire, special rock formation.  It looks a bit like a volcanic plug and can be seen dominating the skyline between Leeds and Harrogate. The crag is popular with climbers and maybe they will give us a show while we have our lunch. The return to the cars is usually followed by a visit to the Sun Inn. Please dress appropriately, stout shoes or boots are recommended, warm, windproof and waterproof clothing is essential. Bring food and drink for the halfway lunch stop. Lost? Late? Can't make it? Ring or text Roy on 0780-1070526. Texts have a better chance of getting through in country areas. If you miss the walk start, Roy usually leaves advice on joining up with the group on the dashboard of his vehicle next to a fluorescent 'Spice Are' Here sign. Well behaved dogs are welcome on this walk but must be controlled on a leash less than 2m in length at all times.