Walk Reports 2019

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Social Walk Register

SOCIAL WALK REGISTER BACKGROUND: LDWA's public liability insurer requires us to collect participant information for Social Walks, Trips Away and Other Group Events.  Although the LDWA consider a claim unlikely, the possible damages, if uninsured, would be unacceptably high. The insurance covers…

Leyburn | Saturday 7 December 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 16 Mileage: 21.5 miles Ascent: 1,870 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope The prospect of good weather, a welcome representation from the north east (and our leader’s fine reputation of course) made for an excellent turnout of sixteen…

John O'Gaunt | Saturday 30 November 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Ward Participants: 18 Mileage: 17 miles Ascent: 1,650 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Wendy Leete   John O' Gaunt was a Lancastrian, but an English prince who was lord of the manor of Knaresborough for 28 years, in his day.....but less of him - more of the walk.…

A Rocking Good Walk | Saturday 9 November 2019

Walk Leader: Paul Rodgers Participants: 12 Mileage: 17 miles Ascent: 2180 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope   We set off from Fewston car park on a just above freezing and mostly grey cloudy day - but thankfully no rain and little wind.  And delighted to welcome a brand…

Kilburn Kanter Marshals' | Saturday 26 October 2019

Walk Leader: Wendy Leete Participants: 11 Mileage: 24 miles Ascent: 3,070 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope   Due to very heavy rain overnight, and forecast continued rain throughout much of the day, it was agreed that we would commence on the normal route, but possibly…

Hawes | Saturday 19 October 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 15 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,650 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope   A chilly, cloudy but dry start saw our number competing with a runners event.  Thankfully our leader assured us he wasn’t planning to do the 100 km they were…

Harrogate | Saturday 12 October 2019

Walk Leader: Robert Cope Participants: 13 Mileage: 21 miles Ascent: 2,200 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope   A pleasantly dry and mild October day.  But not so underfoot where the farms and fields were pretty boggy - to say the very least! We set-off from Harrogate’s…

You May Know the Walk | Saturday 5 October 2019

Walk Leader: Anton Nielsen Participants: 14 Mileage: 22 miles Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Anton Nielsen Across the shawl from Leyburn, through woods/fields to Preston-under-scar.  Down the road to Stoneham Cottage, then passing Bolton Hall; crossing Lords Bridge and onto West…

Isaac Tea Trail | Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 September 2019

Walk Leader: Wendy Leete Participants: Saturday (16) / Sunday (14) Mileage: 37 miles Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Rachael Musgrove   Having found the walk in Strider, and living only a stone’s throw over the top of the hill in Hexham, joining the North Yorkshire group walk seemed…

Skipton | Saturday 21 September 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Ward Participants: 6 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,800 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Andy Ward A gloriously sunny day greeted six walkers of whom four were from North Yorks and two guests from Calderdale. We proceeded along Leeds / Liverpool canal to emerge in…

Marske | Saturday 14 September 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 3 Mileage: 20/21 miles Ascent: 3,600 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Andy Miller     We set off from Marske Bridge through the grounds of St Edmunds Church taking the footpath at the West side of the church linking up with track heading N/W…

Pendle Hill from Barnoldswick | Saturday 7 September 2019

Walk Leader: Iain Connell Participants: 6 Mileage: 17 miles Ascent: 3,500 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Wendy Leete There weren’t many of us today; just six, but what a treat we were in for.  Leaving Letcliffe Country Park with its panoramic views of both Lancashire and the…

Ilkley Moor Revisited | Saturday 24 August 2019

Walk Leader: Robert Cope Participants: 13 Mileage: 20 miles Ascent: 3,000 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope   Thirteen of us set off from the Cow & Calf c.p. on the most glorious late August Bank Holiday Saturday.  What a contrast to the February weather (torrential rain…

Perseid Meteor Shower (Day/Night) | Friday 16 August 2019

Walk Leader: Steph Carter Participants: 0 Mileage: Planned to be 16 miles Walk Report: Steph Carter   While this walk was not cancelled it did not take place, much to the walk leader’s relief, as nobody turned up. Friday 16thAugust had been exceptionally wet, with a yellow warning for…

Ribblehead Viaduct | Saturday 10 August 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miler Participants: 6 Mileage: 15 miles Ascent: 2,685 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope Just a short report this week - after all how many ways can you describe heavy rain, gusting wind and paths virtually blocked by rushing water!  The photos below say…

Litter Pick Walk | Sunday 4 August 2019

Walk Leader: Steph Carter Participants: 3 Mileage: 9 miles Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Steph Carter 3 of us, armed with heavy duty black bin bags set out from Naburn. We walked to join the York-Selby path that follows the old railway bed - once the East Coast Main line - and headed…

Chop Gate | Saturday 20 July 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 6 Mileage: 23 miles Ascent: 3,700 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope Saturday at Chop Gate (pronounced Chop Yat?) was one of those North Yorkshire summer days! Quite warm and humid at times with frequent rain interruptions, light…

Hellvellyn | Sunday 14 July 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Ward Participants: 6 Mileage: 12 miles Ascent: 3,400 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Andy Ward   Sunday's ascent of Helvellyn again attracted six people but this time all from North Yorks who enjoyed another warm / humid day. Leaving Glenridding we followed a…

Ullswater Way | Saturday 13 July 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Ward Participants: 6 Mileage: 20 miles Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Andy Ward A pleasantly warm day saw six walkers turn up for the Ullswater Way with three from North Yorks and three from Northumbria group. Starting from outside the Pooley bridge hotel we followed a…

Sunset & Sunrise, over the Yorkshire 3 Peaks | Fri-Sat, 5-6 July 2019

Walk Leader: Steph Carter Participants: 19 Mileage: 24 miles Ascent: 7,060 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Steph Carter   Little did we know that we would be in for a walk of high drama involving a mountain rescue as 19 of us assembled at the roadside at Ribblehead, to be treated…

The Pathfinder | Saturday 22 June 2019

Walk Leader: Wendy Leete Participants: 11 Mileage: 24 miles Ascent: 3,600 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope   Eleven of us set off from the village of Commondale on a (for once) dry and moderately warm Saturday morning - our route being essentially The Pathfinder ex…

Kettlewell Kanter | Saturday 15 June 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 10 Mileage: 24 miles Ascent: 3,950 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Wendy Leete   Ten us of met at Kettlewell Wharfedale for another jaunt of what is an ex-challenge event of 24 miles and by our reckoning, nearly 4000 ft of climb.  The weather…

Around the Dale | Saturday 11 May 2019

Walk Leader: Anton Nielsen Participants: 10 Mileage: 21 miles Ascent: 3,200 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope The pretty village of Carlton in Richmondshire played host to two significant events this May.  The Tour de Yorkshire - followed shorty afterwards by this LDWA…

Muker | Saturday 04 May 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 11 Mileage: 22 miles Ascent: 4,200 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope Clearing the snow and ice from some cars just to get to Muker, eleven brave souls set out for this Swaledale expedition - could it really be the May Bank holiday!…

Moonlight Night Walk 2 Spoons 6, Scarborough to Whitby | Friday-Saturday 19-20 April 2019

Walk Leader: Steph Carter Participants: 8 Mileage: 24 miles Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Steph Carter 8 of us walked on what was a simply glorious night - clear, allowing the moon to illuminate the route in eerie, but vivid black and white, then a most fantastic sunrise over the North…

Daffy Walk | Saturday 13 April 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 2 Mileage: 20 miles Ascent: 3,040 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope Daffodils yes - but lots of other interesting sights on this walk as well!  A chilly and at times windy day, but thankfully dry and with sunny intervals.   Heading…

Leighton Reservoir | 6 April 2019

Walk Leader: Ann Grainger Participants: 10 Mileage: 18 miles Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Ann Grainger 10 of us set off from Leighton Reservoir, we walked by Leighton and Round hill reservoirs, we passed by Colsterdale towers (a set of sighting towers used to conduct surveys during…

What Again | Saturday 30 March 2019

Walk Leader: Anton Nielsen Participants: 12 Mileage: 22 miles Ascent: 3,550 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope Leaving the pretty market town of Reeth we headed down to the river (Swale) and along its north bank for a shortwhile, before heading north-west via Healaugh to…

Gargrave | Saturday 23 March 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Ward Participants: 14 (13) Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,240 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Wendy Leete   Fourteen contestants for this charming walk around a part of the lovely Dales countryside (although one very soon dropped out for reasons beyond their…

Pateley Bridge | Saturday 9 March 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 8 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,350 ft Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Robert Cope With the rain pouring down and a not very optimistic forecast our group set-off from the Pateley Bridge showground - more in hope than expectation and with several of…

Hole of Horcum | Saturday 2 March 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 13 (+1 dog) Mileage: 18 miles Walk Report: Andy Miller     We set off in thick fog taking the track downhill through the woods to Glebe farm passing the holiday accommodation!  We then took a narrow track/path skirting Yewtree Scar leading then to…

Walk / Game of 2 Halves | Saturday 16 February 2019

Walk Leader: Steph Carter Participants: 3 Mileage: 17 miles Walk Register: Yes Walk Report: Steph Carter Match Score: Harrogate Town 1 - Ebbsfleet United 2   Walk Report: A Walk of 2 Halves for a game of 2 halves: Sat Feb 16th2018. 3 of us enjoyed a glorious bright, sunny February…

Ilkley Moor | Saturday 9 Feb 2019

Walk Leader: Robert Cope Participants: 7 Mileage: 16 miles Ascent: 1975 ft Walk Report: Wendy Leete On a very blustery winter day - that didn't stop us - our leader had a notion that it might be a better idea to change direction....no, not the wind....us.  And we did and it was....a…

Helmsley | Saturday 2 February 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 7 Mileage: 20 miles Ascent: 2,930 ft Walk Report: Robert Cope Seven of us braved the cold and snow for this North Yorks Moors’ excursion from Helmsley. Our northerly outbound route took in Monk Holme Wood, Riccal Dale, Pockley Moor and Stork House…

A New One On Us | Saturday 19 January 2019

Walk Leader: Wendy Leete Participants: 16 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,800 ft Walk Report: Robert Cope Sixteen hardy souls assembled in Leyburn on a damp, cold and misty Saturday morning for another North Yorkshire group adventure.  The weather wasn’t “A New One On Us” for a…

Sutton Bank | Saturday 5 January 2019

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 19 Mileage: 22 miles Ascent: 3,200 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller     We set off on cold fresh morning at a reasonable speed to get warmed up Along the Cleveland way then taking Bridleway down to Boltby.  Then joining the Bridleway at the rear of…