Walkz Timetable

The Village Walking club meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

The walks are for Village members  only and will be run in conjunction with a Spice event.

In future there will be no official meet at the hotel but car sharing is still encouraged.

The walks will start at 10:30 prompt from a meet point which will be published at least 2 weeks beforehand.

The walks will usually be 'moderate' rated of about 8 miles.

Future walks are:

DATE

EVENT

PLACE

INFORMATION

17/10/10

Grass Routes

Grassington

See description below

21/61010

Almscliffe Crag

See description below

See description below

If you have any questions about the Village Walking Club ring Roy Layton on 0780-1070526.

Next walks Details

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.

 

 

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.