The Friends of DalesBus

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www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

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

Travel Information

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about bus and train services
in and around the Yorkshire Dales

Current Walks Programme

For general information about our walks, please visit the About Our Walks page.

To view the current walks programme in pdf format, please click here.

WALKS PROGRAMME 13TH JANUARY 2018 TO 29TH APRIL 2018

SATURDAY 13TH JANUARY
Dentdale: Sedbergh, the River Rawthey and summit of Winder
7½ miles/Strenuous
Start at Sedbergh, Library 1050; finish at Sedbergh, Dalesman 1545
Riverside path, tracks and steep moorland climb to summit of Winder.
Alastair 07946 722860
DalesBus connections: Train from Leeds (0849) and intermediate stations to Dent (1016) for S1 minibus connection to Sedbergh.
Return: S1 from Sedbergh at 1650 for train connection from Dent arriving Leeds 1907
Please note: maximum of 8 places because of limited capacity on bus. Please book by phoning Alastair by Friday lunchtime.

SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY
Social at Foresters’ Arms, Grassington - see other publicity
Howard 07766 405517
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920 and Ilkley 1012; OR X43 from Manchester 0810, Colne 0940, and Skipton 1025
Return: 874 (for Leeds and Wakefield) and X43 (for Skipton and Lancashire) both leave Grassington at 1655.

SUNDAY 21ST JANUARY
Nidderdale: Wilsill to Pateley Bridge
8 miles/Moderate to Strenuous
Stride through lovely Nidderdale via Scot Ash Quarry and Wath with great views of Gouthwaite Reservoir and the Upper Dale.
Start at Wilsill,1100; finish at Pateley Bridge 1445
Howard 07766 405517
DalesBus connections: 24 from Harrogate 1015. Connections from Leeds, Bradford and Wetherby.
Return: 24 from Pateley Bridge at 1625 to Harrogate for onward connections.

SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY
Wharfedale: Strid Woods and Burnsall Fell
9 miles/Strenuous
High level walk from wooded Wharfedale to the lofty moors of Burnsall Fell and on to Thorpe.
Start at Strid Wood 1045; finish at Grassington 1630.
Paul 07933 824620 or 01535 608725
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920 and Ilkley 1012; OR 873 from Skipton 1025, with connection at Skipton from X43 Manchester 0810 and Colne 0940.
Return: 874 (for Leeds and Wakefield) and X43 (for Skipton and Lancashire) both leave Grassington at 1655.

SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY
Nidderdale: Wintertime at Brimham Rocks
7 miles/Moderate
Explore the fascinating rock formations during the winter season
Start at Low Laithe, 1050; finish at Dacre Banks, 1600
Colin 01943 430652 or 07722 162957
DalesBus connections: 24 from Harrogate 1015. Connections from Leeds, Bradford and Wetherby.
Return: 24 from Dacre Banks at 1635 to Harrogate for onward connections.

SUNDAY 11TH FEBRUARY
Wharfedale: Grassington and Hebden Gill
6 miles/Moderate
A circular walk including the rocky recess of Hebden Gill. Rough paths in places.
Start at Grassington, 1100; Finish at Grassington, 1530
Wendy 07981 593860
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920 and Ilkley 1012; OR X43 from Manchester 0810, Colne 0940, and Skipton 1025
Return: 874 (for Leeds and Wakefield) and X43 (for Skipton and Lancashire) both leave Grassington at 1655.

SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
Nidderdale: Hampsthwaite to Summerbridge/ Dacre Banks via Brimham Moor
8½ miles/Moderate but long
A walk of contrasts, Moor, Quiet lanes and Riverside: exploring the lesser walked paths of the area.
Start at Hampsthwaite Village 1040; finish at Summerbridge or Dacre Banks 15.40 if time allows
Howard 07766 405517
DalesBus connections: 24 from Harrogate 1015. Connections from Leeds, Bradford and Wetherby.
Return: 24 from Summerbridge or Dacre Banks to Harrogate for onward connections.

SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
Wharfedale: Over Burnsall Fell to Embsay
8 miles/Strenuous
A steep climb up to Burnsall Fell then stride across the moor tops on permitted paths
Start at Burnsall, 1045; finish at Embsay, 1630
Paul 07933 824620 or 01535 608725
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920 and Ilkley 1012.
Return: 873 from Embsay to Skipton, then Ilkley (884) for onward connections to Leeds/Wakefield

SUNDAY 4TH MARCH
Nidderdale: Dacre to Darley
6½ miles/Moderate to Strenuous
Riverside, hill and farmland, calling in at Birchfield Farm for ice cream, coffee or cake!
Start at Dacre Top 1050; finish at Darley 1630
Anne 01423 771656
DalesBus connections: 24 from Harrogate 1015. Connections from Leeds, Bradford and Wetherby.
Return: 24 from Darley Head at 1640 to Harrogate for onward connections.

SUNDAY 11TH MARCH
Upper Wharfedale: Buckden Pike and Cray Gill
6 miles/Strenuous
Ascending via the old lead mines and returning via Buckden Rake and Cray Gill
Start at Buckden, 1130; finish at Buckden, 1530
Alastair 07946 722860
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920, Ilkley 1012 and Grassington 1100; OR X43 from Manchester 0810, Burnley 0920 and Skipton 1025 to Grassington, then change to Bus 874
Return: 874 from Buckden (1620) for all onward connections

SUNDAY 18TH MARCH
Nidderdale: Dacre Banks to Darley Head
7½ miles/Moderate
Loop south of the Nidd crossing fields between Heyshaw and Thornthwaite
Start at Dacre Banks, 1055; finish at Darley Head, 1545
Carol 07511 386190
DalesBus connections: 24 from Harrogate 1015. Connections from Leeds, Bradford and Wetherby.
Return: 24 from Darley Head at 1639 to Harrogate for onward connections

SUNDAY 25TH MARCH
Wharfedale: Burnsall, Hebden Gill and Grassington Moor
9 miles/Moderate to Strenuous
Walk through the rocky ravine of Hebden Gill. Cross the wide moor above Yarnbury and visit Bare House
Start at Burnsall, 1045; finish at Grassington Village Centre, 1600
Howard 07766 405517
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920 and Ilkley 1012
Return: 874 from Grassington at 1655

EASTER SUNDAY 1ST APRIL
Upper Wharfedale: A Taste of the Dales Way
7 miles/Moderate
Discover the head of Wharfedale, visiting Hubberholme and Cray; field paths and hillside footpaths
Start at Starbotton, 1125; finish at Buckden, 1545.
Colin 01943 430652 or 07722 162957
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920, Ilkley 1012 and Grassington 1100; OR X43 from Manchester 0810, Burnley 0920 and Skipton 1025 to Grassington, then change to Bus 874
Return: 874 from Buckden (1620) for all onward connections

SUNDAY 8TH APRIL
Wharfedale: Mossdale Scar and Grassington Moor
9 miles/Strenuous
Weave along paths around the lower edges of Grassington Moor and discover Mossdale Scar
Start at Grassington, 1100; Finish at Grassington, 1615
Paul 07933 824620 or 01535 608725
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920 and Ilkley 1012; OR X43 from Manchester 0810, Burnley 0920 and Skipton 1025
Return: 874 (for Leeds and Wakefield) and X43 (for Skipton and E Lancashire) both leave Grassington at 1655.

SUNDAY 15TH APRIL
Nidderdale: Dacre Banks to Pateley Bridge
7 miles/Moderate
Enjoy the woods, rocks and bridges of the Nidd before enjoying refreshments at Pateley Bridge.
Start at Dacre Banks, 1015; finish at Pateley Bridge, 1530.
Anne 01423 771656
DalesBus connections: 24 from Harrogate 1015. Connections from Leeds, Bradford and Wetherby.
Return: 24 from Pateley Bridge at 1625 to Harrogate for onward connections.

SUNDAY 22ND APRIL
Wharfedale: Down the Dales Way to Ilkley
9½ miles/Moderate but long
Walk through Strid Woods and past Bolton Priory to have a lunch break at Lobwood Friends Meeting House, before walking alongside the Wharfe to Ilkley.
Start at Strid Woods, 1045; finish at Ilkley, 1530
Steve 07982 764857
DalesBus connections: 874 from Wakefield 0845, Leeds 0920 and Ilkley 1012; 873 from Skipton 1025.
Return: 873 to Skipton 1622; 874 to Leeds and Wakefield 1740; other buses and trains.

SUNDAY 29TH APRIL
Craven: Hetton, Flasby and Winterburn Reservoir
9½ miles/Moderate but long
Explore the fields and moorland of Craven
Start at Rylstone, 1035; finish at Cracoe, 1630.
Carol 07511 386190
DalesBus connections: X43 from Manchester 0810, Colne 0940, and Skipton 1025.
Return: X43 from Cracoe, 1703 to Skipton for onward connections.

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