Walk Reports - 2014

Totals for year:
Walks - 31
Miles - 634
Walkers - 462
Walk Leaders - 11


Guiseley. Saturday January 11th 2014. Distance - 16 miles. 32 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

An impressive turnout enjoyed fine weather and views on a very social walk.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Swinsty. Tuesday January 21st 2014. Distance - 18 miles. 5 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

Fine weather was enjoyed on this one-off mid-week walk.

Photos by ?


Gargrave. Saturday February 1st 2014. Distance - 20 miles. 27 walkers. Leader - Ian Slinger.

Another impressive turnout started out with clear skies. Lunch on Weets Top was a cold affair as the weather turned wintery.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Hebden Bridge. Saturday February 15th 2014. Distance - 20 miles. 13 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

13 walkers braved atrocious conditions both underfoot and from the elements. The walk was cut to 13 miles and we were all glad to see the finish.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Grassington. Saturday March 22nd 2014. Distance - 20 miles. 20 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

To Kettlewell, Great Whernside and Hebden.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Burnsall. Saturday March 29th 2014. Distance - 24 miles. 24 walkers. Leader - Karen Pickersgill.

24 walkers enjoyed a fine days walking and interesting scenery in some remote areas.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Leeds Dalesway Link. Saturday April 5th 2014. Distance - 21 miles. 13 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

Weather overcast and warm.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Ingleton. Saturday April 26th 2014. Distance - 18 miles. 3 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward

Three walkers enjoyed a mixed day with mist on Whernside and fine weather on Ingleborough.


Hellifield. Saturday May 3rd 2014. Distance - 23 miles. 15 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

15 walkers visited three forces in the area and then followed the Ribble Way back to Hellifield.


Settle. Saturday May 10th 2014. Distance - 25 miles. 9 walkers. Leader - Tom Wood.

Meet at Market Square to visit Bowland Knotts, Stocks reservoir, Slaidburn and Whelp Stone Crag.


Hebden Bridge. Saturday May 17th 2014. Distance - 20 miles. 17 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

Glorious weather and superb views were the order of the day on this undulating walk.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Rylstone. Saturday May 31st 2014. Distance - 29 miles. 9 Walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

Oops, 26 miles in Strider so a three mile bonus. For once the girls outnumbered the boys. A glorious day thoroughly enjoyed by the few who bothered to turn up.


Ulfkil Buckden. Saturday June 14th 2014. Distance - 24 miles. 10 walkers. Leader - Ralph Warman.

A fine day out with tremendous views. Old Cote moor proved a testing ascent with a welcome descent into Buckden.

Photo by Tom Wood.


Kettlewell. Saturday June 21st 2014. Distance - 22 miles. 17 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

A tough ascent up Great Whernside was rewarded with glorious views/weather. Riggs moor did not seem as daunting though Sandy Gate was a welcome sight, with an easy descent to find the Dales Way and a scenic stretch back to Kettlewell.

Photos by Tom Wood & Ian Dyer.


Ilkley to Grassington (and back). Fri-Sat July 11/12 2014. Distance - 18/36 miles. 12 walkers. Leader - Randal Metzger.

Leaving Ilkley at midnight on a warm pleasant evening with almost a full moon. We welcomed four new walkers. A steady pace saw us at Cavendish at 3am arriving at Grassington at 7am for a well earned full breakfast. Five walkers then returned by foot for what proved to be a hot humid day before collapsing into Wetherspoons Ilkley for a well-earned pint or three !

Photo by Randal Metzger.


Hebden Bridge II. Saturday July 19th 2014. Distance - 18 miles. 10 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

Visited Hebden Dale, Walshaw and Peckett Well. A day of constant rain ! ! ! The joys of walking?

Photos by Tom Wood.


Baildon. Wednesday July 30th 2014. 1830. Distance - 8 miles. 8 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

Baildon Moor and Shipley Glen.


Aislabie Walk. Saturday August 2nd 2014. Distance - 18 miles. ? walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.


Skipton. Saturday August 16th 2014. Distance - 22 miles. ? walkers. Leader - Karen Pickersgill.

Linear walk from Skipton railway station to Settle railway station. Return by train.


Otley Almscliff Amble. Saturday September 6th 2014. Distance - 30 miles. 17 walkers. Leaders - Ralph Warman / Stuart Charlton.

A joint walk with Nidderdale attracted a good turnout.

Heavy showers in the morning and afternoon did not dampen an excellent walk enjoyed by all.

Photo by Tom Wood.


Summer Wine Walk. Saturday September 20th 2014. Distance - 22 miles. 21 walkers. Leaders - Compo n Cleggy.

A joint walk with North Yorks attracted a good turnout from various groups and included those who were joining us for the first time.
An interesting walk taking in the sights from the TV series was enjoyed by all.

Photo by Compo.


Todmorden. Saturday October 11th 2014. Distance - 20 miles. 4 walkers. Leaders - Philip Clarke.

Gorpley Clough, Rossendale Way, Pudsey and Shore.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Salmon Fishing II. Saturday October 18th 2014. Distance - 22 miles. 17 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

A repeat of last year attracted a good turn out from various groups. The highlight being the salmon leaping at Stainforth Force.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Gargrave. Saturday October 25th 2014. Distance - 22 miles. 16 walkers. Leader - Tim Rollett.

Pennine Way, Pinhaw and Elslack.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Wycoller. Saturday November 1st 2014. Distance - 20 miles. 22 walkers. Leader - Ian Slinger.

Fine weather atrracted a mixed bag of walkers from various groups. A visit to Top Withens and Widdop reservoir for lunch amongst the highlights. A good day out enjoyed by all.


Marsden. Saturday November 8th 2014. Distance - 22 miles. 10 walkers. Leader - Tom Wood.

Wessendale reservoir, Black Hill, Dove Stones and Pule Hill.

Photos by Ralph Warman.


Hawksworth. Saturday November 15th 2014. Distance - 20 miles. 15 walkers. Leader - Karen Pickersgill.

A misty murky day did not dampen the spirits on an enjoyable walk where unfortunately the views were somewhat limited.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Bingley. Saturday December 13th 2014. Distance - 18 miles. 14 walkers n two dogs. Leader - Bob Clarke.

A fine crisp morning greeted those of us who managed to escape the Xmas shopping.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Skipton. Xmas lunch. Saturday December 20th 2014. Distance - 16/10 miles. 22 walkers. Leaders - Andy Ward/Patricia Durdey.

Main route of 16 miles and a 10 mile alternative route with Patricia, followed by a meal at the Herriots Hotel in Skipton.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Leeds. Saturday December 27th 2014. Distance - 21 miles. 10 walkers. Leader - Bob Clarke.

Meet at Golden Acre Park to visit Harewood Park, Chevin Forest Park and Golden Acre Park.


Addingham. Wednesday December 31st 2014. Distance - 17 miles. 23 walkers. Leader - Andy Ward.

Meet on Bark Lane by suspension bridge. Route and mileage dependent on weather.