York HF Rambling Club

Welcome to the list of walk dates

Programme of walk dates                          

Please see the 'Calendar' for social event information


The above photographs were taken on a Rosedale 'B' Party walk

Rambles April 2018 to October 2018

The Club aims to present coach rambles on a three weekly basis. However, it is prudent to avoid Mother’s Day, Bank Holidays, the Club’s spring and autumn weekends and York Sunday events like the York 10k which involves many road closures. Consequently, the coach rambles may not be exactly every three weeks, but the number of coach rambles per year (17) is maintained.

Sunday, Apr 8th Farndale: The daffodils in Farndale attract many visitors and ramblers at this time of year, but the dale has much more beauty to offer away from the spring floral attractions.

Sunday, Apr 22nd Runswick Bay: The Cleveland Way runs through this one-time thriving fishing village, so there are some excellent cliff top paths with good coastal views within easy reach.

Sunday, May 13th, Kirkdale/Sleightholmedale:  Kirkdale (Old Norse kirkja dair – meaning church valley) near Pickering on the edge of the North York Moors, is dominated by St Gregory’s Minster (built 1055 AD) which is well worth a look inside if your ramble takes you nearby.

Tuesday evening, May 22nd, Bishopthorpe: Jill Turnbull leads this evening walk centred on the village of Bishopthorpe. Meet at Bishopthorpe Library for a 7.00 pm start.

Sunday, June 3rd, Reeth: Reeth in Upper Swaledale provides the venue for many varied rambles and has been a popular destination for the Club for many years.  Good rambles, good countryside, good views and good company – all the ingredients for a good day out,

Tuesday evening, June 19th, Rowntree Walk:  Explore areas of York associated with the Rowntree family. See where they first traded in York, provided education and where they gave food to the poor and hungry.  Meet Peter Little at Memorial Gardens for a 7.00 pm. start.

Sunday, June 24th, Norber Erratics:  This site of fascinating glacial boulders on the lower slopes of Ingleborough provides an interesting spectacle for geologists and ramblers. *An early start!  

Sunday, July 15th , Jervaulx Abbey:  This Cistercian abbey was founded in the 12th century and dissolved in 1537 by Henry VIII.  The last Abbott, Adam Sedbergh apposed the dissolution of his abbey and joined the ‘Pilgrimage of Grace’; he was subsequently hanged at the Tyburn. 

Tuesday evening, July 24th, Heslington East: Rita Rawnsley leads this evening ramble around Heslington East and the University.  Meet Rita at University South Car Park, Heslington Lane, for a 7.00pm start.

Sunday, July 29th, Osmotherly:  Sitting on the western edge of the North York Moors, this pretty village offers many contrasting ramble routes with a variety of interesting features to be seen. Scottish drovers once passed by this village taking cattle to York and beyond for sale.

Sunday, August 19th, Barnsley: This is a first for the Club, a visit to Worsbrough Country Park just outside Barnsley. The 240 acre park with a 60 acre reservoir is a nature reserve and features a 17th century water mill.  Complete with tea rooms the park should be well worth a visit.

Sunday, Sept 16th, Addingham (Beamsley Beacon): The village of Addingham on the eastern bank of the River Wharfe is dominated by nearby Beamsley Beacon (Howber Hill). Standing at just under 1300 ft. the Beamsley Beacon offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside; luckily there are other interesting rambles available for those not wanting to climb.

Sunday, Oct 7th, Flamborough/Bempton: Time to visit the coast, this destination is always popular, particularly Bempton with birdwatchers; much to see and enjoy especially on the coastal paths.

Sunday, Oct 28th, Leyburn:  We return to Wensleydale and its market town of Leyburn, a popular venue; good rambles to be had, some with links to Mary Queen of Scots. Clocks go back today!

For further details about the Leaders and coach route please refer to the Rambles Programme.

The Committee strongly recommends that all members carry their own personal First Aid kit whilst on rambles.

One Hundred Mile Centenary Walk - final leg

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