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 2018 to December 2019
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, October 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, October 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!
Sunday, November 18th: We visit the picture postcard village of Thornton le Dale for our venue. The village is on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors and with Dalby Forest nearby there is a variety of rambles available; plus, the village has teashops aplenty!
Sunday, December 9th: The village of Fridaythorpe beckons us to explore the delights of the Yorkshire Wolds, all to work up a good appetite for the Christmas meal to follow at The Feathers Hotel, Pocklington.
Tuesday, January 1st: We continue our tradition on having a ramble on New Year’s Day. This year the ramble will be led by Maureen Smith, the six-mile ramble is based on Tadcaster, meet Maureen at the Tadcaster Bus Station (on the left just before the bridge) to start at 11 a.m. Because of poor attendance, it has been decided that there will be no social event after the ramble.
Sunday, January 6th, 2019: We travel south of York to the villages of Wentbridge and Kirk Smeaton, both villages are on the River Went. Wentbridge is 3miles from Pontefract and in the West Riding and claims to be the home of Robin Hood! Whilst nearby Kirk Smeaton is the most southerly village in North Yorkshire, the Brockadale Nature Reserve is close by and may be included in one of the rambles.
Sunday, January 27th: South Cave is a new ramble venue for the Club. Situated some 14 miles west of Hull, South Cave is on the Yorkshire Wolds Way and offers some pleasant rambling countryside.
Sunday, February 17th: How Stean Gorge is 7 miles from Pateley Bridge, near the upstream village of Lofthouse. This dramatic limestone gorge also hosts a number of caves, some of which give access to the nearby countryside. This area of Nidderdale is beloved of ramblers and has been a favourite destination for the Club for many years. There is a café at the gorge for some well-deserved refreshment afterwards.
Sunday, March 10th: We travel to Cropton/Pickering on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors for our next rambles; this gentle countryside before the heather moors is a pleasure to ramble in. Many fine pathways to follow to ensure a good days rambling before refreshment in Pickering.
Sunday, March 24th: In 1996, near Kirkby Malzeard, a group from Arts North Yorkshire created 22 mosaic panels (to celebrate the area being proclaimed an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and positioned them along a 7 mile walk at Dallowgill. The panels depict scenes, birds, animals and flowers that may be found on the walk. The walk can be extended for the more energetic, but the panels are well worth seeing and add something extra to the ramble.
Sunday, April 14th: We journey to picturesque Staithes the small coastal fishing village for the next rambles. Staithes is beloved of artists, but it is also where the young Captain Cook lived before embarking on his adventures, his house can still be seen near the waterfront. As you would expect, there are some excellent coastal rambles involving or concluding at Staithes
Additional Dates of Walks in 2019
12th Riccal Dale
21st Skipwith Common (Tuesday evening ramble)
2nd Muker (Early Start)
23rd Middleton-in-Teesdale (Early Start)
23rd Weldrake Ings (Tuesday evening ramble)
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