Walk Reports - 2013

Totals for year:
Walks - 22
Miles - 410
Walkers - 314
Walk Leaders - 10


Ilkley. Saturday January 12th 2013. Distance - 21 miles. 12 walkers. Leader - Linda Wright.

Middleton, Hazlewood and Addingham moors.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Chatburn. Saturday February 16th 2013. Distance - 20 miles. 14 walkers. Leader - Ian Slinger.

Set off from Chatburn to walk arond the Pendle area, going up and over Pendle Hill.


Burnsall. Saturday March 30th 2013. Distance - 24 miles. 24 walkers. Leader - Karen Pickersgill.


Settle. Saturday April 27th 2013. Distance - 24 miles. 20 walkers. Leader - Tom Wood.

Set off from Settle market square and visited Gisburn Forest, Stocks reservoir & Foster's Crags.


Hebden Bridge. Saturday May 18th 2013. Distance - 22 miles. 12 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

A vale, knoll, pike & crag.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Garsdale. Saturday June 15th 2013. Distance - 23 miles. 18 walkers. Leader - Ian Dyer.

A linear walk to Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell & Kirkby Stephen. Rail return to Garsdale.


Horsforth. Wednesday June 26th 2013. Distance - 7 miles. 6 walkers. Leader - Tim Rollett.


Kettlewell. Saturday June 29th 2013. Distance - 28 miles. 19 walkers. Leader - Ian Slinger.

Dales Traverse, a re-run of a classic Dales challenge walk.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Bingley. Wednesday July 10th 2013. 18.30. Distance - 9 miles. 7 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

Beck Foot and St.Ives.


Aireborough. Saturday July 13th 2013. Distance - 20 miles. 19 walkers. Leader - Tim Rollett.

The Stride in reverse.


Rylstone. Wednesday July 24th 2013. 18.30. Distance - 8 miles. 6 walkers. Leader - Ian Dyer.


Arncliffe. Saturday July 27th 2013. 08.00. Distance - 20 miles. 18 walkers and 1 dog. Leader - Bob Clarke.

A hot humid day with some sunshine. Lunch on the top of Pen Y Ghent.

Photos by John Sparshatt.


Elslack, near Skipton. Wednesday July 31st 2013. 18.30. Distance - 10 miles. 6 walkers. Leader - Karen Pickersgill.


Baildon. Wednesday August 7th 2013. 18.30. Distance - 8 miles. 5 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

Baildon Moor and Shipley Glen.


Hellifield. Saturday August 10th 2013. Distance - 24 miles. 14 walkers. Leader - Karen Pickersgill.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Grassington. Saturday September 21st 2013. Distance - 24 miles. 12 walkers. Leader - Ralph Warman.

A Wharfedale favourite.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Ilkley Ridge and Moor. Saturday 12th October 2013. Distance - 20 miles. 15 walkers. Leader - Ralph Warman.

Photos by Tom Wood and John Sparshatt.


Salmon Fishing in the Dales. Saturday 26th October 2013. Distance - 21 miles. 12 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

Climb in excess of 2500ft. Visiting Feizor, Wharfe, Austwick, Thwaite Lane, Long Lane, Sulber Gate, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Helwith Bridge, Moor Head Lane, Stainforth and Stainforth Force to see the annual salmon leap.

Photos by Tom Wood and John Sparshatt


One Foot in the Gargrave walkout. Saturday 2nd November 2013. Distance - 22 miles. 9 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

Visiting Airton, Weets Top, Boss Moor, Hetton Lane, Flasby and the Leeds Liverpool Canal. One walker slipped on Moor Lane just off Boss Moor Lane, Hetton, and had to be taken to Airedale Hospital by the Grassington Ambulance where he was treated for a broken fibula. He was later allowed home.

Photos by John Sparshatt & Tom Wood.


Burley Bridge Hike. Saturday 9th November 2013. Distance - 20 miles. 16 walkers. Leader - John Sparshatt.

On a very wet typical November day visited Cow and Calf at Ilkley, Windgate Nick, a long section of the Leeds Liverpool Canal near Keighley, Micklethwaite, Bingley Moor, Twelve Apostles and Burley Moor. Little bit of sunshine later in the day.

Photos by John Sparshatt and Tom Wood.


Christmas Walk Skipton Rail Station. Saturday 21st December 2013. Distance - 16 miles. 30 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

An excellent walk and meal at the Herriots Hotel in Skipton was enjoyed by all. Same again in 2014 ?

Photos by Ralph Warman.


Addingham New Years Eve Walk. Tuesday 31st December 2013. Distance - 19 miles. 20 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

A mixed group of LDWA walkers set off for Simons seat which after a heavy rain shower was clouded in mist. A visit to the Strid and Posforth waterfall proved to be the highlights of the day.

Photos by Tom Wood.