Friends of DalesBus Guided Walks

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SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER
Swaledale: Autumn in Upper Swaledale (Moderate) 7 miles
A walk through the Kisdon valley with an optional visit to Swinnergill
Start: Keld, Tan Hill Lane End, 1135. Finish: Muker, 1600 or Gunnerside, 1630
Transport: 0859 train from Leeds to Ribblehead for 830 bus at 1030 (Change Muker) OR Bus 830 from Middlesbrough, 0915. Return: Bus 830 from Muker or Gunnerside to Lancashire (for Leeds) or Teesside
Colin 01943 430652 or 07722 162957

SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER
Upper Wharfedale: Over the summit of Yockenthwaite Moor (Strenuous) 7 miles
A challenge walk across rough, pathless moorland
Start: Buckden, 1140. Finish: Buckden, 1630
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840 via Leeds, 0915 or Bus X43 from Manchester, 0810 via E Lancs and Skipton. Return: Bus 875 to Wakefield via Leeds, 1721. Connection at Grassington for X43 to Skipton and E Lancs.
Paul 01535 608725 or 07933 824620

Nidderdale: Guisecliffe and Old Church (Moderate) 4½ miles
Panorama walk to Old Church then via Glasshouses to Guisecliffe and Yorke's Folly for lunch, returning via Skrikes Wood and Bewerley Grange Chapel. Walk repeated monthly.
Start: Pateley Bridge Library, 1115. Finish: Pateley Bridge, 1500
Transport: Bus 24 from Harrogate, 1015. Return: Bus 24 to Harrogate, 1625
Pete: 07980 711040

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER
West Craven: On the Pennine and Pendle Ways (Moderate/Easy ) 7½ miles
Passing the double bridge at East Marton with an optional extension via Earby
Start: Gargrave, 1100. Finish: Barnoldswick, 1500.
Transport: Bus 884 from Dewsbury, 0820 via Bradford. Connection at Otley with Bus 874 from Wakefield and Leeds. Return: Bus X43 to Skipton, 1555 for onward connections.
Gary 07502 196327

SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER
Dale to Dale: Malham to Settle (Strenuous) 9½ miles
An access land route over Rye Loaf hill with a visit to Scaleber Force waterfall.
Start: Malham, 1030. Finish: Settle, 1600.
Transport: Bus 75 from Skipton, 0945 (train connections from W Yorks). Return: Bus 580 to Skipton, 1745, for onward train connections. (1628 train also available from Settle).
Paul 01535 608725 or 07933 824620

SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER
Nidderdale: Moors, Mines and a Mill (Moderate/Strenuous)
8 miles
Start: Pateley Bridge, 1110. Finish: Pateley Bridge, 1600
Transport: Bus 24 from Harrogate, 1015. Return: Bus 24 to Harrogate, 1625
Anne 01423 771656

SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER
Wharfedale: Malham Moor and Kilnsey (Strenuous) 8 miles
Circular (almost!) via Rowley Beck, Malham Moor, Conistone and Bastow Wood
Start: Threshfield, 1100 Finish: Grassington: 1630
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840 via Leeds, 0915 or Bus 72 from Skipton, 1030. Return: Bus 874 to Wakefield via Leeds, 1700 or Bus 72 to Skipton, 1700.
Alastair 07946 722860

SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER
Wharfedale: Barden Bridge to Bolton Abbey via Simon's Seat (Strenuous) 10½ miles
An extended circuit of Hazelwood Moor via Simons Seat using open access land tracks.
Start: Barden Tower, 1040. Finish: Bolton Abbey, 1630.
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840 via Leeds, 0915. Return: Bus 874 to Wakefield via Leeds, 1726.
Paul 01535 608725 or 07933 824620

Nidderdale: Guisecliffe and Old Church (Moderate) 4½ miles
Panorama walk to Old Church then via Glasshouses to Guisecliffe and Yorke's Folly for lunch. Return via Skrikes Wood and Bewerley Grange Chapel. Walk repeated monthly.
Start: Pateley Bridge Library, 1115. Finish: Pateley Bridge, 1500
Transport: Bus 24 from Harrogate, 1015. Return: Bus 24 to Harrogate, 1625
Pete: 07980 711040

SUNDAY 18th NOVEMBER
Nidderdale: Dacre Banks to Darley Head (Moderate) 7½ miles
Loop south of the Nidd crossing fields between Heyshaw and Thornthwaite
Start: Dacre Banks, 1055; Finish: Darley Head, 1545.
Transport: Bus 24 from Harrogate, 1015. Connections from Leeds, Bradford and Wetherby. Return: Bus 24 to Harrogate, 1639 for onward connections.
Carol 07511 386190

SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Craven: Rylstone to Skipton via Sharp Haw (Moderate/Strenuous) 9 miles
Start: Rylstone, 1115. Finish: Skipton, 1600.
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840 via Leeds, 0915 and Otley. Change at Grassington to Bus 72. Return: various buses and trains from Skipton.
Howard 07766 405517

Nidderdale: Find a trig point through moors and rocks (Moderate/Strenuous) 7½ miles
Start: Pateley Bridge, 1110. Finish: Pateley Bridge, 1600
Transport: Bus 24 from Harrogate, 1015. Return: Bus 24 to Harrogate, 1625
Anne 01423 771656

SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER
Upper Wharfedale: Buckden Waterfalls and Kettlewell (Strenuous) 8 miles
Steep and slippery ascent at start
Start: Buckden, 1135 to Kettlewell, 1615
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840 via Leeds, 0915 and Otley. Connection at Grassington from bus 72 from Skipton. Return: Bus 874 to Wakefield via Leeds,1635. Connection at Grassington for bus 72 to Skipton for onward connections.
Paul 01535 608725 or 07933 824620

SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER
Nidderdale: Guisecliffe and Old Church (Moderate) 4½ miles
Panorama walk to Old Church then via Glasshouses to Guisecliffe and Yorke's Folly for lunch. Return via Skrikes Wood and Bewerley Grange Chapel. Walk repeated monthly.
Start: Pateley Bridge Library, 1115. Finish: Pateley Bridge, 1500
Transport: Bus 24 from Harrogate, 1015. Return: Bus 24 to Harrogate, 1625
Pete: 07980 711040

SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER
Nidderdale: Thornthwaite: be surprised! (Moderate) 7 miles
Start: Dacre Banks, 1055. Finish: Dacre Banks, 1635.
Transport: Bus 24 from Harrogate, 1015. Return: Bus 24 to Harrogate, 1635
Anne 01423 771656

Craven: Barden Moor and Crookrise Crags (Strenuous) 9½ miles
Start: Cracoe, 1110. Finish: Embsay, 1630 and Skipton, 1715.
Transport: Bus 72 from Grassington, 1100 (change Threshfield for connection from Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840). Return: Bus 873 from Embsay to Skipton 1656; various services from Skipton.
Paul 01535 608725 or 07933 824620

SUNDAY 23rd DECEMBER
Wharfedale: Christmas Walk - Grass Wood & Ghaistrills Strid (Easy/Moderate) 4 miles
Bring mince pies mulled wine and carols
Start: Grassington, 1055. Finish: Grassington, 1400.
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840 via Leeds and Otley or Bus 72 from Skipton, 1030. Return: Bus 874 to Wakefield via Otley and Leeds,1700 or Bus 72 to Skipton, 1500, 1600 or 1700.
Howard 07766 405517

SUNDAY 30th DECEMBER
Wharfedale: Traditional End of Year Walk - Simon's Seat (Moderate/Strenuous) 8½ miles
Start: Bolton Abbey, Cavendish Memorial, 1055. Finish: Burnsall, 1545.
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840 via Leeds, 0915 and Otley. Return: Bus 874 to Leeds and Wakefield, 1711
Howard 07766 405517

SUNDAY 6th JANUARY
Wharfedale: Bolton Abbey to Ilkley via Beamsley Beacon (Strenuous) 10½ miles
Exploring the Middleton Moor access area
Start: Barden Tower, 1040. Finish: Bolton Abbey, 1630.
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield, 0840 via Leeds, 0915. Return: Bus 874 to Leeds and Wakefield, 1726.
Paul 01535 608725 or 07933 824620

Nidderdale: Highfield, Birchfield and Birstwith Farms (Moderate) 7 miles
Start: Summerbridge, 1055. Finish: Birstwith, 1630
Transport: Bus 24 from Harrogate, 1015. Return: Bus 24 to Harrogate, 1652
Anne 01423 771656

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