Leader: Beverley Kelly
Distance: 9.5 miles
Total ascent: 1072 ft
This is a walk with variety rather than height, as we walk out of the village past the methodist church, we are soon gently ascending towards Bare House. We need to stop regularly to view the panarama unfolding around us and as we proceed towards Kelber, we are able to observe a mass of wild life and vegitation.
From Kelber, it is a steady descent through limestone escarpments and dramatic landscapes towards Conistone where we view a picturesque village and ancient church.
A walk along the a quiet road for just over a mile with views over Wharfedale, before we descend to the river which we walk alongside, passing Ghaistrill's Strid and back to Grassington.
This is a B+ walk and I will not be racing, but we will need to make a good pace to avoid rushing at the end.
Leader: George Mann
Distance: 7.5 miles
Total ascent: 970 ft
Todays walk takes us up the main street of Grassington and continuing up Moor Lane till we reach Yarnbury. From there we branch off through the old Lead Mining Workings before joining a track beside Hebden Beck.
Crossing the Beck we climb up on to Mossy Moor, past a small reservoir, then making our way along Edge Top join a farm track and gradually come down to meet the B 6265. We have to walk along this ( Single File facing the traffic) for two hundred yards to a stile into the field. We cross another three fields from there as we make our way down to join the Dales Way footpath alongside the River Wharfe. This leads us back to the coach park at Grassington.
There are about half a dozen stiles in the course of the walk and generally underfoot conditions good with some tarmac and farm roads. If granted a clear day we have wonderful views of the Wharfe Valley.
Leader: John Smith
Distance: 5.5 miles
Total ascent: 670ft
The walk today is some 5.5 miles and over many stiles which are mostly easy to navigate. I hope the weather will be kind as the views are really terrific across the valley.
After our traditional coffee start at Cobblestones, we will start uphill (not steep !!) through the village and turn off onto a track,
At the river, we turn right to walk alongside the Wharfe for 2 miles with just a small, gentle upward slope to regain the coach and toilets.