Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Walk dates for 2023

Please mark your diary for 2023.

What3Words - we will be using this app to designate the start point of each walk. Find out more about this brilliant app here.

Sunday walks 
All the following are Sundays starting at 10am from the start point of the walk.
9 April - David
14 May - Rachel
11 June - Steve
9 July
13 August
10 September
8 October
5 November 
10 December

Mid week walks
All the following are mid week walks starting at 10am from the start point of the walk.
29 March
26 April
24 May
28 June
26 July
30 August
27 September
25 October
29 November
27 December

Weekend walks

The following weekend walks have been organised:

19-21 May - Barnard Castle - Steve
14-16 July - Hexham - David
29 Sep - 1 Oct - Kirkby Stephen - Rob

The format of the weekend is generally and loosely as follows:

Friday: Arrive afternoon/evening and meet at a local pub around 7pm for drinks. Organise own meal.

Saturday: walk of 10-12 miles starting at 10am. After end of walk visit local cafe/pub for refreshments and then reconvene in local pub for drinks. Organise own meal.

Sunday: walk of 8 miles starting at 10am. After end of walk visit local cafe/pub and then head back to York.

Accommodation: simply book your own in one of the many local B&Bs, hotels, of camping/caravanning sites nearby.

Just let me know you are coming and I will ensure you are kept informed of meeting up times and dates. Email me here.

Challenge walks

The walks will be focussed on walking the Wainwrights in the Lake District.

5-8 May - Steve

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Sunday walk: Church Fenton - 12 March

Start: 10am prompt.  Approaching Church Fenton from Barkston Ash, there is a left hand turn just before the railway bridge (you will see a sign for Church Fenton Railway Station). There is ample parking on this road which is the start of the walk. Meet here. There is alternative parking over the railway bridge and in the station car park.

Leader: Rob

Postcode for satnav: LS24 9RA

Distance: ~ 7.5 miles

Time: ~ 4 hours

Level of difficulty: Easy

Refreshments and toilets: Pubs in Church Fenton at the end of the walk.  

The walk: Circular walk from Church Fenton heading towards Scathingwell then turning south towards Sherburn in Elmet then back to Church Fenton

Thursday, 16 February 2023

Wednesday walk: Ripley - 22 February

Start: 10am prompt. Meet in car park on Main Street

Leader: Keith

Postcode for satnav: HG3 3BA

Distance: ~8 miles

Time: ~4 hours

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Refreshments and toilets: toilet in car park / cafĂ© in Castle

The plan is to walk along the River Nidd towards Birstwith before returning via Burnt Yates & Ripley Estate.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Sunday walk: Sandsend - 12 February

Start: 10am prompt. Meet in car park in Sandsend

Leaders: Clive and Janette

Postcode for satnav: YO21 3TG

Distance: ~8 miles

Time: ~4 hours

Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate

Refreshments and toilets: Cafe and toilet in car park 

Walk towards Mulgrave Woods, head to castle then head towards a ford to cross with about 2 inch of water (we have a pair of 9 size wellies which clive will carry if anyone needs assistance to cross!!). Walk out of the woods head to Cleveland way back to Sandsend. Dogs must be kept on lead in mulgrave woods. 

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Wednesday walk: Millington Wood - 25 January

Start: 10am prompt - Car Park in Millington Wood.  This is approx 1 mile North East of the village of Millington, Nr Pocklington


Leader: Keith


Postcode for satnav: YO42 1TZ


What3Words: https://w3w.co/headings.readjust.canoe


Distance: 8.5 miles (Approx)


Level of difficulty: Moderate - typical Wolds walking and muddy in places


Refreshments and toilets: None

Monday, 2 January 2023

Sunday walk: Kilburn - 8 January

Start: 10am prompt. Park in car park near Forresters Arms or on the roadside nearby in Kilburn.

Leader: Steve

Postcode for satnav: YO61 4AH

Distance: 8 miles

Level of difficulty: Moderate - gently hills and muddy in places

Refreshments and toilets: Foresters Arms

A walk from Kilburn, home to the Mouseman, takes us through fields and woods towards Oldstead, Coxwold before returning to Kilburn. 

Expect a bit of mud, it's January.

Sunday, 25 December 2022

Wednesday walk: Castle Howard - 28 January

Start: 10am prompt

Meet in the main Castle Howard car-park  by the obelisk 


Leader: Keith


What3Words: https://w3w.co/lifelong.ladder.spruced


Postcode for sat nav: YO60 7DA


Distance: Approx 8.0 miles 


Level of difficulty:  This is an undulating walk on minor roads, farm tracks and field paths.


Toilets: If open, there are toilets at Castle Howard


Cafe: Cafe at Castle Howard (if open)