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Campaigning for accessible and affordable public transport for visitors and residents within the Yorkshire Dales

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Current Walks Programme

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WALKS PROGRAMME 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 TO 7TH JANUARY 2018

SATURDAY 30/09/2017
Litton (1105) to Buckden (1600)
Littondale, Horsehead and Langstrothdale
Out: Bus 76 from Grassington (1030). Connections on bus 72 from Skipton (0945) or bus 74 from Ilkley (0940).
Return: Bus 72B (1650) to Grassington then change to bus 72 (1730) to Skipton (1805).
7 miles/ Moderate to Strenuous/ Alastair 07946-722860
Due to bus capacity, the maximum number of walkers is 8. Please reserve your place by contacting walk leader (text preferred).

EXTRA WALK: Meet at Harrogate Bus Station for the launch of the new 24 winter service
SUNDAY 01/10/2017
Pateley Bridge Bus Shelter (1115) to Pateley Bridge (1500)
Panarama Way - visit old quarry - see old incline tramway - continue after lunch stop to Wath Lane - glorious views of Nidderdale - on to Wath and return along river and old trackline. Time to explore, visit tea rooms, pub, shops, park or watch the river run by
Out: Bus 24 from Harrogate (1015). Connections on bus 36 from Leeds (0915) and bus 747 from Bradford (0830).
Return: Bus 24 (1625) to Harrogate (1714) for onward connections.
6.5 miles/ Moderate/ Anne 01423-771656

SUNDAY 01/10/2017
Buckden (1130) to Buckden (1600)
Over the summit of Yockenthwaite Moor
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920), Ilkley (1012) and Grassington (1100). Connections on bus X43 from Manchester (0810), Colne (0940) and Skipton (1025) - change at Grassington.
Return: Bus 874 (1620) to Grassington (1648), Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855). Change at Grassington for bus X43 (1655) to Skipton (1719), Colne (1805) and Manchester (1937).
7 miles/ Strenuous/ Paul 07933-824620
Includes rough, pathless moorland

SUNDAY 08/10/2017
Grassington National Park Centre (1100) to Grassington (1530)
Seeds Hill, Mossdale and Grassington Moor
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920) and Ilkley (1012) or bus X43 from Manchester (0810), Colne (0940) and Skipton (1025).
Return: Bus 874 (1655) to Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855) or bus X43 (1655) to Skipton (1719), Colne (1805) and Manchester (1937).
8 miles/ Strenuous/ Alastair 07946-722860

SUNDAY 15/10/2017
Pateley Bridge Bus Shelter (1115) to Pateley Bridge (1530)
Anne’s 80th Birthday Walks: Merryfield Lead Mines
Out: Bus 24 from Harrogate (1015). Connections on bus 36 from Leeds (0915) and bus 747 from Bradford (0830).
Return: Bus 24 (1625) to Harrogate (1714) for onward connections.
7 miles or 5 miles/ Moderate/ Anne 01423-771656 and Carol 07511-386190

SUNDAY 22/10/2017
Bolton Abbey Village Green (1050) to Skipton (1500)
Follow the line of the Embsay railway – a walk for the train spotters!
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845) and Leeds (0920) or bus 873 from Skipton (1025).
Return: Bus 884 from Skipton (1715) to Ilkley (1736) then bus 874 (1740) to Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855).
7 miles/ Moderate/ Howard 07766-405517

SUNDAY 29/10/2017
Skipton Bus Station (1040) to Skipton (1520)
Stirton, Thorlby and Skipton Woods
Out: Bus 66 from Keighley (0945), bus X43 from Manchester (0810) and Colne (0940) or bus X80 from Preston (0900).
Return: Bus 66 (1530) to Keighley (1600), bus X43 (1530) to Colne (1805) and Manchester (1740) or bus X80 (1535) to Preston.
4 miles/ Moderate/ Terry 01756-709715

SUNDAY 29/10/2017
Kilnsey (1110) to Grassington (1530)
Kilnsey Moor and Threshfield Quarry
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920), Ilkley (1012) and Grassington (1100). Connections from bus X43 Manchester (0810), Colne (0940) and Skipton (1025) - change at Grassington.
Return: Bus 874 (1655) to Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855) or bus X43 (1655) to Skipton (1719), Colne (1805) and Manchester (1937).
6.5 miles/Moderate/ Colin 01943-430652; 07722-162957

SUNDAY 05/11/2017
Buckden (1130) to Kettlewell (1600)
Buckden Waterfalls and Kettlewell
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920), Ilkley (1012) and Grassington (1100). Connections from bus X43 Manchester (0810), Colne (0940) and Skipton (1025) - change at Grassington.
Return: Bus 874 (1630) to Grassington (1648), Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855). Change at Grassington for bus X43 (1655) to Skipton (1719), Colne (1805) and Manchester (1937).
8 miles/ Strenuous/ Paul 07933-824620
Steep and slippery ascent at start

SUNDAY 12/11/2017
Dacre Banks (1100) to Pateley Bridge (1500)
Guisecliffe Woods and Glasshouses
Out: Bus 24 from Harrogate (1015). Connections on bus 36 from Leeds (0915) and bus 747 from Bradford (0830).
Return: Bus 24 from Pateley Bridge (1625) to Dacre Banks (1635) and Harrogate (1714) for onward connections.
6.5 miles/ Moderate/ Howard 07766-405517

SUNDAY 19/11/2017
Buckden (1130) to Kettlewell (1530)
Upper Wharfedale and its Giant Redwoods
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920), Ilkley (1012) and Grassington (1100). Connections on bus X43 from Manchester (0810), Colne (0940) and Skipton (1025) - change at Grassington.
Return: Bus 874 (1630) to Grassington (1648), Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855). Change at Grassington for bus X43 (1655) to Skipton (1719), Colne (1805) and Manchester (1937).
5 miles/ Moderate/ Paul 07933-824620

SUNDAY 26/11/2017
Bolton Abbey Village Green (1050) to Bolton Abbey (1500)
Bolton Abbey and Storiths
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920) and Ilkley (1012) or bus 873 from Skipton (1025).
Return: Bus 873 (1550) to Ilkley (1606), then bus X84 to Leeds.
4 miles/ Moderate/ Terry 01756-709715

SUNDAY 03/12/2017
Low Laithe (1100) to Pateley Bridge (1530)
Smelthouses, Blazefield and Wath
Out: Bus 24 from Harrogate (1015). Connections on bus 36 from Leeds (0915) and bus 747 from Bradford (0830).
Return: Bus 24 from Pateley Bridge (1625) to Harrogate (1714) for onward connections.
7.5 miles/ Moderate/ Carol 07511-386190

SUNDAY 10/12/2017
Burnsall (1045) to Grassington (1615)
Grimwith Reservoir and Yarnbury Lead Mines
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920) and Ilkley (1012).
Return: Bus 874 (1655) to Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855).
8 miles/ Strenuous/ Paul 07933-824620

SUNDAY 17/12/2017
Grassington Nat Park Centre (1055) to Grassington (1430)
Christmas mystery walk; bring mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas carols
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920) and Ilkley (1012) or bus X43 from Manchester (0810), Colne (0940) and Skipton (1025).
Return: Bus 874 (1655) to Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855) or bus X43 (1655) to Skipton (1719), Colne (1805) and Manchester (1937).
4 miles/ Easy/ Howard: 07766-405517

SUNDAY 24/12/2017 UPDATED
Kettlewell (1120) to Grassington (1600)
Upper Wharfedale
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920), Ilkley (1012) and Grassington (1100). Connections on bus X43 from Manchester (0810), Colne (0940) and Skipton (1025) - change at Grassington.
Return: Bus 874 (1655) to Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855) or bus X43 (1655) to Skipton (1719), Colne (1805) and Rawtenstall (1853).
7 miles/ Moderate/ Paul 07933-824620
Walk and travel details are subject to confirmation – please check with walk leader (text preferred)
Please note that the 1655 X43 service from Grassington will be terminating at Rawtenstall

SUNDAY 31/12/2017
Bolton Abbey Village Green (1050) to Bolton Abbey (1500)
Simon’s Seat and the Valley of Desolation
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Leeds (0920) and Ilkley (1012) or bus 873 from Skipton (1025).
Return: Bus 873 (1550) to Ilkley (1606), then bus X84 to Leeds.
7 miles/ Strenuous/ Alastair 07946-722860

MONDAY 01/01/2018
No buses on New Year’s Day

SUNDAY 07/01/2018
Kilnsey (1110) to Kettlewell (1615)
Hawkswick and Littondale
Out: Bus 874 from Wakefield (0845), Ilkley (1012), Leeds (0920) and Grassington (1100). Connections from bus X43 from Manchester (0810), Colne (0940) and Skipton (1025) - change at Grassington.
Return: Bus 874 (1630) to Grassington (1648), Ilkley (1736), Leeds (1830) and Wakefield (1855). Change at Grassington for bus X43 (1655) to Skipton (1719), Colne (1805) and Manchester (1937).
8 miles/ Strenuous/ Paul 07933-824620

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