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New package for 2023 – if interested please get in touch.

Package – Harrogate, Nidderdale Way

3rd April – 7th April 2023

Hotel – Cairn Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2JD

Programme

Arrival Day 1 – Booking in the hotel from 3.00pm however if desired we will do a short walk approx 3 miles to the lovely village of Ripley direct from Harrogate.

Day 2 – Brimham Rocks to Wath 8 miles, Brimham Rocks is the name of an amazing collection of rock formations scattered over 50 acres of moorland and owned by the National Trust.  They are made of millstone grit a type of sandstone.  Over time the softer layers have been eroded by the actions of ice, water and wind to produce weird and wonderful shapes, nicknames such as the Dancing Bear, the Eagle and the Sphinx.

Day 3 – Nought Moor to Hampsthwaite 9.5 miles, just after starting the walk you go past Yorke’s Folly a landmark on the skyline above Bewerley.  In the late 18th century, the mining industry went into recession and people suffered great hardship.  Local landowners, the Yorke family commissioned the folly to create work for the unemployed miners.  It was designed to look like the remains of a ruined arched window standing on a hill above their home, Bewerley Hall.  Originally there were three columns, but one fell down in a storm in 1893. From here you head downwards towards the River Nidd and follow that apart from a brief spell into Hampsthwaite.

Day 4 – Studfold Farm to Pateley Bridge 7 miles, 500ft of ascent. This is a lovely walk through dales countryside back to Pateley Bridge one of the jewels of the Yorkshire Dales.

Day 5 – Check out of hotel by 10am, free day before returning home.

The above walks will all have transport to and from trail heads, the hotel our rate includes D, B & B. With no single supplement. Guides will be provided on all walks. If transport to Harrogate from North Wales is required, it can be arranged.

The charge for this package is £485.00 per person

Expressions of interest if you want to go on this package by 1st September 2022, non-refundable deposits of £25.00 per person to confirm booking will then be payable, balance payable 4 weeks prior to the start of the package.
 

Recce for April 18-22nd Llyn Peninsula week. Find out more at the Group Packages pages

 

19th January 2022
A new walk for us today led by Eric approx 6 miles with minimal ascent. Starting from the car park in Northop and going across the golf course past Cobblers Wood and onto New Brighton and Soughton/Sychdyn and seeing a short stretch of Watts Dyke to return to the start. 14 walkers today, on a sunny/cloudy day, not that much mud with only a tiny bit of a shower. Thanks to Eric for this great walk, and Eric and Jackie for the photos.

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Skipton Walking Holiday

We have just arrived back from a wonderful 4 days walking around the Dales. Staying in the Rendezvous Hotel, and with the heatwave we had to adjust our planned walks. The day we arrived a few of us walked along the canal into Skipton town, walked around the market, visited the castle and had a drink in one of the many cafes.
Day 1 Grassington to Barden Bridge approx 7 miles instead of to Bolton Abbey which would have been about 9.5 miles.
Day 2 – I improvised and we walked a new flatter walk from Rylstone around the countryside of about 6 miles instead of visiting the Cross and Obelisk which was a lot higher and would have been really difficult with the weather.
Day 3 – this one was from the hotel up to the Dales High Way and into Addingham again just under 6 miles.
An amazing few days and one of the highlights was a dinner cruise on the “Graceful Swan” an electric barge from the hotel down the canal and back. It was so relaxing, peaceful and the meal was just lovely. We were well looked after on the cruise and in the hotel.
Many thanks to all who supported us and came on some great walks. Looking forward to the next one.

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