Walks 2021


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…

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PHOTOS: Photos are most welcome from anyone participating in any of our walks, and will be uploaded to the website under the Walk Reports tab. There is no need to re-size photos (which should be .jpg files) and no actual limit to the number submitted or the number of people submitting photos.  A…

Grin and Bear It | Saturday 16 October 2021

Walk Leader: Anton Nielsen Participants: 10 Mileage: 17 miles Ascent: 1,200 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller Weather: Slightly Overcast     We set off from Greta Bridge taking the road through the village going N/W and then crossed the A66 (Permissive Path). We then took the road all the…

York Millennium Walk Part 1 of 2 | Wednesday 13 October 2021

Walk Leader: Jill King Participants: 4 Mileage: 12.5 miles Walk Report: Jill King Weather: Dry Local lad did good! 4 of us met on another dry Wednesday on the outskirts of York. It was a day full of information from John and a test of the senses. From the usual farm smells to the…

Becca Beyond | Saturday 9 October 2021

Walk Leader: Lucy Astle Participants: 9 Mileage: 18 miles Ascent: 1,050 ft Walk Report: Lucy Astle Weather: Cloudy, little wind, warm for the time of year   We met at Tadcaster bus station at 8.30am, seeing a couple of the town highlights (Tadcaster Albion and two of the breweries)…

Square Corner | Wednesday 6 October 2021

Walk Leader: Albert Bowes Participants: 9 Mileage: 13 miles Ascent: 2,025 ft Walk Report: Albert Bowes We met at 9.00am at Square Corner, also known locally as Black Hambleton, the previous few days had seen torrential rain and high winds so it seemed we were in for a rough walk with…

Osmotherley & Moor | Saturday 2 October 2021

Walk Leader: Robert Cope Participants: 8 Mileage: 23 miles Ascent: 4,950 ft Walk Report: Wendy Leete Weather: Cool, extremely windy & heavy rain after lunch   Eight of us set out on what was meant to be very drab day, weather wise.  We were lucky that we only had the wind to contend…

Walk in the Clouds 2 | Saturday 2 October 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 3 Mileage: 13 miles Ascent: 1,500 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller Weather: Dry in the morning, rain in the afternoon   We set off from Appleby, crossed the permissive path across the A66 and joined the Pennine Way heading North.This took us to Black…

Hackfall Woods | Saturday 25 September

Walk Leader: Ann Grainger Participants: 9 Mileage: 19.5 miles Ascent: 1,720 ft Walk Report: Ann Grainger Weather: Overcast, humid at times but good weather for walking all day We followed a path through Nutwith Common to Horsepasture Hill, over fields with great views.  We walked…

Nine Standards Rigg | Saturday 18 September 2021

Walk Leader: Anton Nielsen Participants: 4 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,975 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller Weather: Sunshine and very warm   We set off from Kirkby Stephen main car park (Free), went through the town and joined the Coast to Coast path which took us all the way to Nateby.…

Living on the Veg | Saturday 11 September 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 10 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,800 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller Weather: Sunshine and a cool breeze   We met in the centre of Reeth and set off going north on the Tan Hill road to then join the riverside FP all the way to Langthwaite crossing the…

Look Outs and Coffins | Wednesday 8 September 2021

Walk Leader: Jill King Participants: 6 Mileage: 13 miles Ascent: 1,700 ft Walk Report: Jill King   Following the welcome on another glorious day in Wensleydale, I showed the group a piece of galena (lead sulphide), the lead ore that was once mined on the slopes of Penhill before it was…

Lord Stones | Wednesday 1 September 2021

Walk Leader: John Leeman Participants: 6 Mileage: 11 miles Ascent: 2,000 ft Walk Report: John Leeman The initial planned route had been radically altered during recce when it was found that many rights of way had been rendered impassable through a combination of head-high bracken and…

Not the Seaside | Saturday 28 August 2021

Walk Leader: Anton Neilson Participants: 10 Mileage: 20 miles Ascent: 2,994 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller     Weather  Cold to start with but it soon warmed up and the heat was unbearable at times ,but we coped well under the circumstances.A shortage of drinking water became a problem…

John Buntings Scotch Corner | Wednesday 25 August 2021

Walk Leader: Albert Bowes Participants: 10 Mileage: 11 miles Ascent: 1,700 ft Walk Report: Albert Bowes   10 LDWA walkers set off from The White Horse car park at 9.00am.  No sun was out, but it was warm with a gentle breeze. We climbed up to the Cleveland Way via woodland, it was a…

Thrilling Not Killing | Saturday 21 August 2021

Walk Leader: Martyn Smith Participants: 5 Mileage: 22 miles Ascent: 2,400 ft Walk Report: Martyn Smith Weather: Cloudy and Dull with the Forecast Threat of Rain  We set off East on the Track past Brownber to reach the Dismantled Railway Track  (Kirby Stephen/Tebay) which then took us…

By Jervaux It's Grand | Saturday 14 August 2021

Walk Leader: Jon Leete Participants: 14 Mileage: 22.5 miles Ascent: 3,200 ft Walk Report: Wendy Leete   What a grand day out.  Unfortunately, we missed out on the ice creams at Jervaulx due to us being there too early.  Our route took us from Fearby VH car park (near Masham) through…

Heroes and Villains | Saturday 14 August 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 7 Mileage: 21miles Ascent: 2,639 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller   Weather Dry and very warm at times (Muggy) occasionally a nice fresh breeze,a slight threat of Rain but we managed to keep dry all day.   As I entered Arncliffe I stopped and had a…

Glorious Twelfth Minus 1 | Wednesday 11 August 2021

Walk Leader: Jill King Participants: 10 Mileage: 13.5 miles Ascent: 2.000 ft Walk Report: Jill King   Once again we were blessed with dry weather and decent conditions underfoot apart from some chest high bracken. We met at Ingleby Cross and after a quick introduction and welcome to…

Mired in Gore | Saturday 31 July 2021

Walk Leader: Reg Tayler Participants: 8 Mileage: 21 miles Ascent: 2,350 ft Walk Report: Lynn Hathaway   Leaving a misty damp Sutton Bank we expected a damp day, what we got was an original route over paths none of us had trodden on before, visited hamlets we hadn't heard of before, and…

Ard, Up !!!!! | Saturday 31 July 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 5 Mileage: 22 miles Ascent: 4,000 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller   Weather: Dry and Warm in the morning ,With a thick mist on the Tops but Mist cleared as we were descending.One short shower of Rain at Crag Hill.   We set off from the Car park in…

Hole of Horcum | Saturday 17 July 2021

Walk Leader: Robert Cope Participants: 17 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,700 ft Walk Report: Wendy Leete   Talk about mad dogs and Englishman go out in the midday sun!!!  Seventeen of us met for a 19 mile circular walk (in what is probably the hottest day of the year) from the heart of…

Walk in the Clouds | Saturday 17 July 2021

Walk Leader: Anton Neilson Participants: 6 Mileage: 16 miles Ascent: 2,347 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller   We set off from Appleby Station which was very clean and tidy  and crossed the railway bridge .We then crossed the A66 (Permissive Path) which wasn't too busy at this time in the…

Wensleydale Wander - Short Route | Wednesday 14 July 2021

Walk Leader: Jill King Participants: 8 Mileage: 11.6 miles Ascent: 800 ft Walk Report: Jill King   8 Wednesday Walkers met up at Leyburn to walk the short route of the Wensleydale Wander, a challenge event (this year hopefully held on September 18) organised by the Rotary Club of…

Wild Boar Fell & 3 Castles | Saturday 10 July 2021

Walk Leader: Martyn Smith Participants: 10 Mileage: 18 miles Ascent: 1.838 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller   Weather:               Low Cloud and Fog in the morning which lifted Mid Morning to give a warm sunny day where we could see marvellous views all day long   We met at our…

Grassington Again | Saturday 3 July 2021

Walk Leader: Lynn Hathaway Participants: 5 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,400 ft Walk Report: Lynn Hathaway Arrived in Grassington to mist and torrential rain, luckily, this was the worst it got, but we did get damp on the walk.  After a slight deviation to investigate a path that wasn't…

Fill Yer Boots | Saturday 26 June 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 4 Mileage: 17 miles Ascent: 1,863 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller Weather: Overcast ,Spells of sunshine, but stayed Dry      As always I arrived early. I got myself ready .I then informed my expected members by phone of the Roadworks on the A66…

Wharfedale Meander | Wednesday 23 June 2021

Walk Leader: Paul Rodgers Participants: 2 Mileage: 14 miles Walk Report: Paul Rodgers We set off in sunshine from Buckden to Cray and then over to Yockenthwaite along a path that gave great views along the dale. After a brief mid-morning break we tackled the steep climb up to Horse Head,…

Post 100 Shuffle | Saturday 19 June 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 9 Mileage: 16 miles Ascent: 2,000+ ft Walk Report: Andy Miller Weather: Sunshine Very Warm at times   We met at Osmotherley on a very busy Saturday morning as there was a Village Fete on for one of the Cancer Charities. All members were welcomed…

Moor Moor Moor | Saturday 19 June 2021

Walk Leader: Wendy Leete Participants: 8 Mileage: 21 miles Ascent: 2,900 ft Walk Report: Robert Cope We set-off from an already busy Middleham Market Place (people, parked cars and horses!) on a coolish and cloudy day - though somewhat warmer than had been forecast. Our route was…

Chop Gate Shorter Walk | Wednesday 9 June 2021

Walk Leader: Jill King Participants: 10 Mileage: 11 miles Ascent: 1,440 ft Walk Report: Jill King Our second mid week walk in Bilsdale was blessed with excellent weather (a bit too hot at times), good company and crack and even more walkers than last time. The climb up to above William…

Leaves of Grass | Saturday 22 May 2021

Walk Leader: Reg Tayler Participants: 8 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent: 2,620 ft Walk Report: Reg Tayler There was some confusion where to park at the start, despite me giving a grid reference. This was soon rectified with a phone call and eight of us set off. We started at a brisk pace as it…

Obsession or Dedication | Saturday 22 May 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 8 Mileage: 20 miles Ascent: 2,100 ft Weather: Overcast, icy cold winds, warm sunshine at times in afternoon Walk Report: Andy Miller   As usual as soon as we met the banter started setting us up for another laughter filled day even though it was…

The Nidderdale Experience | Saturday 15 May 2021

Walk Leader: Paul Rodgers Participants: 8 Mileage: 17 miles Ascent: ft Walk Report: Wendy Leete   Eight met, on what was going to be a dreary day weather wise....forecast rain for most of the day.  However, we set off without waterproofs - so a good start to an incredible day.  We…

That'll Do !!!!! | Saturday 15 May 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 7 Mileage: 18 miles Ascent: 2,165 ft Walk Report: Andy Miller Weather: Overcast, Warm Sunshine, Minor Threat of Rain     We met at Carperby outside the Village Hall where we were allowed to park our cars (Honesty Box) We then set off climbing…

Swainby - Short Walk | Wednesday 12 May 2021

Walk Leader: Jill King Participants: 9 Mileage: 10 miles Ascent: 1,516 ft Walk Report: Jill King This walk is the first of several mid-week ones when paths are less busy, there is less disruption to the locals and a reasonable pace for the more mature amongst us.  We set off in sunshine…

What's that Raven Worth | Saturday 8 May 2021

Walk Leader: Jon Leete Participants: 11 Mileage: 22 miles Ascent: 2,500ft Walk Report: Robert Cope The run of good weather since social walks recommenced finally came to an end this Saturday with a coldish and rain-sodden outing from Easby Abbey (close to Richmond).  Undeterred however…

Welcome Way | Saturday 1 May 2021

Walk Leader: Lynn Hathaway Participants: 8 Mileage: 29 miles Ascent: 4,100 ft Walk Report: Robert Cope The Welcome Way is a long distance circular path in West Yorkshire. It was originally created as a collaboration between three nationally accredited “Walkers are Welcome” (WAW)…

Nourishment not Punishment (Track 2) | Saturday 1 May 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller Participants: 7 Mileage: 21 miles Ascent: 2600 ft Weather: Sunshine , Icy Cold Winds , Minor Threat of Snow/Rain showers in the afternoon Walk Report: Andy Miller   We set off from Redmire Railway Station taking a footpath firstly across the Railway track …

Nidd Valley & Villages | Saturday 24 April 2021

Walk Leader: Robert Cope Participants: 8 Mileage: 18 miles Ascent: 2,100 ft Walk Report: Wendy Leete A beautfiul and interesting walk in and around the Nidd Valley.  This small area is a hidden gem of paradise for walkers.  Leaving Ripley, a small, but very popular North Yorkshire…

Castles, Crosses & Fells | Saturday 17 April 2021

Walk Leader: Lynn Hathaway Participants: 8 Mileage: 19 miles Ascent:Walk Report: 2,980 ftWendy Leete     I'm sure I speak for all LDWA members when I say we've all been chomping at the bit for much more than a year now, and it was no exception that North Yorkshire group walkers met…