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 October 2017 to April 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 Oct 22nd - Bradfield

Sunday November 12th - Masham

Sunday December 10th - Harrogate/Knaresborough

Monday January 1st - Askham Richard (non-coach ramble)

Sunday January 7th - Millington (Wolds)

Sunday January 28th - Welburne/Castle Howard

Sunday February 25th - Spofforth

Sunday March 25th- Skipton

Sunday April 8th - Farndale

Sunday April 22nd - Runswick Bay

Additional information on the October 2017 to April 2018 walks:

Sunday, Oct 22nd Bradfield: We head for South Yorkshire to Bradfield which is a pretty peak district village centred on the River Loxley that provides the water for some local reservoirs serving nearby Sheffield. The village and reservoirs should feature in some pleasant and interesting rambles.

Sunday, Nov 12th Masham: Famed for breweries and its traction engine rally, this small market town stands on the banks of the River Ure and offers many fine rambles in lower Wensleydale.

Sunday, Dec 10th Harrogate: This local area is fine for rambling to work up an appetite for the Christmas meal; this year we dine at the 15th century Dower House Hotel in Knaresborough. Monday, Jan 1st 2018, Askham Richard: The traditional New Year’s Day ramble will be led by Peter Little from the village of Askham Richard at 11.30 a.m. A New Year social will follow in the afternoon, for details see the next paragraph on social events.

Sunday, Jan 7th Millington: This popular venue in the Wolds has been often used by the Club as it provides a focus for some excellent rambles just a short coach ride away from York.

Sunday, Jan 28th Castle Howard/Welburn: The countryside around majestic Castle Howard offers many fascinating ramble routes, some take in the lake and others the various interesting monuments erected on the estate to provide ’enhanced’ views from the main house. Enjoy!

Sunday, Feb 25th Spofforth: Near Harrogate, this village features the ruins of a castle built by the Percy family in the 11th century; it was here that the rebel barons drew up the Magna Carta in 1215. The Percy family had a ‘town house’ in Walmgate, York and gave timber for the Minster during its construction. Enjoy your rambling around this historic village with many links to York.

Sunday, Mar 25th Skipton: Descripted as the Gateway to the Dales, many excellent rambles start from Skipton to explore the surrounding Dales countryside.

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.

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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