Friday 22nd September

Walk 4 - Basic navigation skills

Length 5m; Grade - Moderate ; Price £6

Description: Learn navigation skills with a moorland walk on the hills above Pateley Bridge with Phil Lyth, a qualified Mountain Leader. During the walk you will explore map interpretation skills, compass work, route planning and knowledge required for a safe and enjoyable walk across open country. Full hill walking gear, compass and map (NIdderdale Explorer 298) required - please inform us in advance if you don’t have map or compass. Numbers will be limited to 8.


Walk 5 - Coldstones Cut and Toft Gate Barn

Length 9m; Grade - Moderate; Price £7

Description: A circular route from Pateley taking in the Cock Hill mining area and then Coldstones Quarry viewpoint and its associated open air sculpture. Also, a superb example of a lime kiln. No need for packed lunch on this one as one of our favourite tea shops is about two-thirds of the way round! Then it’s pretty much all downhill thereafter – perfect!


Walk 6 - Walking back to the Ice Age

Length 10m; Grade - Strenuous; Price £10

Description: Walk starts at Grassington, and onto the Dales Way via site of medieval village above Bastow Wood and Lea Green (an iron age settlement). Next, we descend a rocky gorge to Conistone. Then head up 'The Dib' (Ice age lake outlet) to Bycliffe Track and Turf Road reaching Capplestone Gate (512m). Great views across open moorland - we pass Mossdale Scar and head for Bare House, then descend several step-stiles back to Grassington. Car share to start. Bring a packed lunch.


Walk 7 - Bishop Thornton History Ramble

Length 8.5m; Grade - Moderate; Price £8

Description: Walk through history with Alison and Chris on the fringe of Nidderdale. This walk follows ancient bridleways and lanes associated with nearby Fountains Abbey and its’ monastic granges, Sawley Hall and High Cayton. There are interesting features and buildings on route set in fine scenery.


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