Walk Reports - 2022

Totals for year:
Walks - 
Miles -
Walkers -
Walk Leaders -

Tim's Annual Hootenanny Walk. Saturday December 31. Distance 12 miles. 18 Walkers. Leader Tim Rollett.

Photos by Tom Wood


Saltaire Brewery. Thursday December 22. Distance 17 miles. 16 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Chris Burrell & Roger Mahony.


Don't Forget your Passport

17.12.2022

Walk Cancelled, adverse weather conditions.

Unfortunately, todays planed walk from Marsden had to be cancelled due to snow and ice. Many thanks to those who made it to Marsden and to them who tried and turned around when the snow came down.

John has said he will put the walk on again, hopefully in better weather.


Haworth. Thursday December 15. Distance 19 miles . 16 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Roger Mahony, Chris Burrell and Ralph Warman

 


Plenty of Ups and Downs. Saturday December 10. Distance 17 miles. 13 Walkers. Leader Chris Burrell.

Walk Report by Chris Burrell

Photos by Chris Burrell and Tom Wood


Chriatmas Walk and Meal. Saturday December 3. Distance 13.5 miles. 24 Walkers. Leaders Lesley Peal and Sue Manley

Photos by Roger Mahony and Tom Wood


Christmas Tree Festival. Thursday December 1. Distance 17 miles. 8 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Madeleine Watson, Chris Burrell and Ralph Warman


Roundhay 50-loop2. Saturday November 26. Distance 22.5 miles. 27 Walkers. Leader Madaleine Watson

Photos by Roger Mahony and Tom Wood


Tong Village. Thursday November 24. Distance 21 miles. 6 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Chris Burrell and Sara Down.


Blue Lagoon. Thursday November 17. Distance 23 miles. 7 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Chris Burrell. Madeleine Watson and Ralph Warman.


Roundhay50-Loop1. Saturday November 12. Distance 28 miles. Leader Madaleine Watson.

Photos by Chris Burrell and Karen Pickersgill


6 Days Only. Thursday November 10. Distance 22 miles. 10 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Chris Burrell, Roger Mahony and Madeleine Watson


Kirkstall Abbey. Thursday November 3. Distance 19 miles. 9 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Chris Burrell and Gill Myers.


Otley Chevin. Thursday October 27. Distance 24 miles. 7 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Madeleine Watson, Roger Mahoney & Ralph Warman.

 


A Wander from Northowram. Saturday October 22. Distance 24 miles. Leader Chris Burrell.

Walk Report by Chris Burrell

Photos by Tom Wood and Chris Burrell


Ilkley. Thursday October 20. Distance 20 miles. 7 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson.

Photos by Madeline Watson and Ralph Warman

 


Adwalton Moor. Thursday October 13. Distance 21 miles. 11 walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Ralph Warman


Borderlands. Saturday October 8. Distance 24 miles. 7 Walkers. Leader Hayden Vincent

Photos by Karen Pickersgill


Golden Acre. Thursday October 6. Distance 23 miles. 9 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Trevor Wardman, Karen Pickersgill and Ralph Warman


Bingley. AGM Walk. Saturday October 1. Distance 12 miles. 15 Walkers. Leader Ralph Warman.

Photos by Tom Wood.


Keighley. Thursday September 29. Distance 23 miles. 8 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos By Ralph Warman



Round-Hill-Circular in Reverse. Saturday September 24. Distance 21 miles. 14 walkers. Leader Roger Mahony.

Photos by Tom Wood and Roger Mahony


Bramhope. Thursday September 22. Distance 22 miles. 9 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Karen Pickersgill and Ralph Warman


Marsden. Saturday September 17. Distance 23 miles. 19 Walkers. Leader Tom Wood

Photos by Abi MacDonald, Tom Wood, Karen Pickersgill and Ralph Warman


Cabbage Hill. Thursday September 15. Distance 27 miles. 6 Walkers.

Leader Kevin Hudson

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Karen Pickersgill and Trevor Wardman.


One Foot in Gargrave Challenge. Saturday 10 September.

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Photos Gargrave Village Hall

Photos C.P.4


Washburn Valley. Thursday September 8. Distance 30 miles. 5 Walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Vera Ostojic and Ralph Warman

Double Stones. Thursday September 1. Distance 26 miles. 11 walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Karen Pickersgill, Ralph Warman and Pete Smith


Threshfield Moor. Saturday August 20. Distance 24 miles. 12 walkers. Leader Jane Parry.

Photos by Chris Burrell, Roger Mahony and Karen Pickersgill

Threshfield Moor

12 walkers gathered in Burnsall carpark, eager to see what Jane Parry had in-store for the day. As boots and bags were been sorted, the havens opened which after the long spell of good weather came as a bit of a shock, this meant water proofs were put on ready for the off.

Crossing fields and quiet country lanes we soon past Thorpe and Linton, as the rain stopped water proofs were taken off and put away for the rest of the day. Climbing over Threshfield Moor the skies were blue with a few menacing clouds as you will see in the photos.

A short break was taken just before Bordley, before heading towards Malham. Skirting Malham Cove we headed for Street Gate, where we had lunch. Following Mastiles lane to Malham Moor Lane, passing the Roman Camp.

Cutting through Wood Nook campsite to Threshfield and onto Linton Falls, with a gentle walk back to Burnsall alongside the river Wharfe, just in time to see the finish of the Burnsall Feast Fell Race.

The day was finished off with a pleasant cool drink in the Red Lion.

Thanks for all those who turned up and Jane for leading a brilliant route in Lower Wharfedale.


Skipton. Saturday August 13th. Distance 19.5 miles. 13 walkers. Leader Iain Connell.

Photos by Karen Pickersgill and Ralph Warman


Slaithwaite. Saturday August 6th. Distance 24 miles. 18 walkers.  Leader Abi MacDonald.

Photos by Abi MacDonald, Chris Burrell and Karen Pickersgill


Ingleton. Saturday July 23rd. Distance 28 miles. 10 walkers. Leader - Jane Parry.

Walk report by Chris Burrell.
Starting in Ingleton Community Centre car park, 10 eager walkers set off to take on Jane Parry’s 28-mile walk. West Yorkshire members were joined by visitors from East and West Lancashire and North Yorkshire. We also had a potential new member Rozz joining the team.
Jane is renowned for putting on fantastic walks in this most beautiful part of the country, and today was no exception. The start took us up to the summit of Ingleborough, dropping down across Simon’s Fell to Park Fell, then the steep descent to a very busy Ribblehead, with many charity walker’s taking on the Yorkshire Three Peak’s Challenge.
A short stop was had here, then we joined the procession up Whernside, leaving the masses at Grain Head following the Dales High Way to Dent. Unfortunately, as we were having lunch the rain started, so soggy sandwiches were quickly eaten and off we went through the picturesque village, climbing steeply up to Green Lane, where the views of Dentdale are usually fantastic, but on this occasion, we were struggling to see 20 foot in front of us! (what a contrast to last weekend). Once at the road at High Moss, the wise decision was taken by all to follow the road back to Ingleton, instead of climbing up the very wet and misty Whernside. This slight diversion gave us the opportunity to explore the Kingsdale Head Cave, with a very professional commentary from Michael Bushby (Ex Pot Hole Explorer).

Many thanks to Jane for leading the walk despite the rain.



Bingley. Thursday July 14th. Distance 16 miles. 7 walkers. Leader - Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Trevor Wardman, Karen Pickersgill & Ralph Warman and the KWVR.


Hebden Bridge. Saturday 9th July. Distance 30 miles. 17 walkers. Leader Tom Wood.


Idle. Thursday 30th June. Distance - 23 miles. 7walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson


Bingley. Saturday 18th June. 50K Anniversary walk. 24 walkers. Leaders - Ralph Warman and Chris Burrell.


Shibden Park. Thursday 9th June. Distance - 9 miles. 11 walkers. Leader - Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Roger Mahoney, Paula Pickersgill and Ralph Warman.


Tran-Pennine 100. 3-5 June 2022.




Shibden Park, Halifax, Treasure Hunt. Sunday 22nd May 2022. Distance - 4/9 miles.

Photos by Karen Pickersgill and Tom Wood



Otley. Saturday 21st May. Distance - 29 miles. 17 walkers. Leaders - Iain Haigh & Sue Manley.



Idle. Thursday 19th May. Distance - 36 miles. 7 walkers. Leader Kevin Hudson.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Julia Warman



Bramhope. Saturday 14th May. Distance - 31 miles. 13 walkers. Leader - Tim Rollett.


Kettlewell. Saturday 7th May. Distance - 32 miles. 7 walkers. Leader - Jane Parry.



Keighley. Saturday 30th April. Distance - 22 miles. 4 walkers. Leader - Jane Parry.


Pateley Bridge. Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th April. Distance - 57 miles. 30 walkers on Loop 1, 25 walkers on Loop 2.

The Nidderdale Way over two days
A joint walk with North Yorkshire Group in celebration of the LDWA's 50th Anniversary.

Loop 1: Saturday 23 April, led by West Yorkshire:
The southern anticlockwise loop of the Nidderdale Way via Bewerley, Dacre Banks, Darley, Birstwith, Hampsthwaite, Ripley, Shaw Mills and Brimham.  Start and finish at Pateley Bridge.

Loop 2: Sunday 24 April, led by North Yorkshire:
The northern anticlockwise loop of the Nidderdale Way via Wath, Bouthwaite, Lofhouse, Middlesmoor, Stean, Ramsgill, and Heathfield.  The alternative route was taken around Gouthwaite Reservoir to avoid the long road-walking section.  Start and finish at Pateley Bridge. 

A terrific joint initiative with our good neighbours North Yorkshire, a great turnout and an opportunity to catch up with old friends.  A tough weekend for those who walked both days but thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Photos Nidderdale loop1 by Tony Jenner

Photos Nidderdale loop2 by Tony Jenner and Robert Cope

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Addingham. Sunday 3rd April. Distance - 17 miles. 10 walkers. Leader Vera Ostojic.

Walk Report by Kevin Hudson

Photos by Julia Warman



Hebden Bridge. Saturday 26th March. Distance - 25 miles. 21 walkers. Leader Chris Burrell.

21 eager LDWA members met outside Hebden Bridge Station, on a lovely sunny spring morning ready for a stroll around the Calder Valley and surrounding area. We had visitors from Merseystride, South Manchester, East Yorkshire, Calderdale, The Irregulars and South Pennine.
We climbed out of the valley using the old pack horse route up to Stoodley Pike, where a couple of inquisitive members climbed the dark staircase up onto the balcony, where the views were fantastic showing Calderdale at its best.
We then headed down to the valley floor again taking our morning stop alongside the Rochdale Canal. Then the steep climb up to Bride Stones, passing through Cross Stone village, with its church sitting precariously on the edge of the steep valley side. Once at Bride Stones, a quick stop was taken to admire the brilliant rock formations. After a swift section of tarmac, we headed over open access land towards Shedden Clough where lunch was taken in overlooking the old limestone quarry. Then we followed the old water pipe to Cant Clough Reservoir, and once we reached the water, the surrounding area was at its best.
Climbing again across open moor land up to the Pennine Bridleway (I am glad it was a good day, as I have done this in some horrible weather and believe me it isn’t pleasant at all) leaving the Pennine Bridleway we dropped down passing Gorple Upper and Lower Reservoirs taking our afternoon stop at the very head of Hardcastle Crags valley.
Once refreshments were finished, we started the beautiful decent through the National Trust managed Hardcastle Crags, and with it being late afternoon all the tourists had gone home so we had it to ourselves.And as a total contrast the walk finished in the Square of a very vibrant and busy Hebden Bridge.
Many thanks for all who turned up and I hope you all enjoyed the walk.
Kind regards Chris Burrell.

Photos by Tom Wood and Chris Burrell




Marsden. Saturday 12th March. Distance - 18 miles. 16 walkers. Leader Abi MacDonald.

Photos by Tom Wood.




Grassington. Saturday 26th February. Distance - 20 miles. 28 walkers. Leader Ralph Warman.

Photos by Tom Wood.




Keighley. Saturday 12th February. Distance - 21 miles. 14 walkers. Leader Jane Parry.

Photos by Tom Wood.




Haworth. Saturday 29th January. Distance - 20 miles. 18 walkers. Leader Jane Parry.

Photos by Tom Wood.




Meltham. Saturday 22nd January. Distance - 18 miles. 28 walkers. Leader Abi MacDonald.

Photos by Tom Wood.




Ilkley. Saturday 15th January 2022. Distance - 18 miles. 19 walkers. Leader - Tom Wood

Photos by Tom Wood.




Todmorden. Saturday 8th January 2022. Distance - 12 miles. 14 walkers. Leader - Chris Burrell.

14 intrepid walkers set off from a wet Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, along with the West Yorkshire members, we welcomed members from West Lancashire, South Pennine and Sherwood.
With plenty of enthusiasm, despite the weather we set off climbing steeply from the valley floor to Parkin Lane, where wet snow was encountered. Pressing on we passed Dobroyd Castle, which was barely visible in the mist and rain, not to be deterred we pressed on dropping down into Gauxhome. Climbing again up to Foul Clough Road (the old pack horse road between Todmorden and Rochdale) taking the morning break in the ruins of the old Moorcock Inn.
Moving further onto the moor and reaching Hades Hill, the weather was horrendous with icy paths turning into torrential rivers, walking into wind lashing rain made progress very slow down Long Causeway into Walsden.
Once we reached the canal, a common sense decision was made to cut the walk short, as two more climbs up onto open moorland were planned to complete the walk. After a quick lunch break a nice gentle 3 mile stroll back to Centre Vale Park was undertaken.
After wet layers were removed, a warming drink was had in the Hare & Hounds to complete the day. I have added a couple of photos which I took on the Tuesday when I did the reccie, what a difference a couple of days makes!!
Please watch the website as I will be putting this walk on again in spring / summer to highlight what this area has to offer.

Photos by Chris Burrell, Jeff Stevens & Tom Wood.




Ilkley. Sunday 2nd January 2022. Distance - 18 miles. 13 walkers. Leader - Tim Rollett.

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