PBWF(2017) Walks Plan

The summary walks plan for the 2017 PBWF is set out on the following page.

Summary Programme 2017

Nidderdale is a beautiful, steep-sided river valley, so walks will not be flat! Also, this is a farming area – most walks include stiles and walkers may well encounter grazing animals. We offer a range of walks over the 4 days from easy to strenuous. We grade the walks as follows:

Easy – short, on good paths, only short climbs or descents, but these may be steep. Leisurely pace.

Moderate – longer, may have steep climbs/descents, usually on good paths, some challenges (eg. stream crossings by stepping stones, sustained climbs). Walking shoes/boots necessary.

Strenuous – Long distances with some steep climbs and descents, not always on paths, some rough terrain. Full hill walking gear required.

Thursday 21st September

Friday 22nd September

Saturday 23rd September

Sunday 24th September

The pace of each walk will be appropriate to the distance and daylight hours. Short walks will be at a slow pace; longer walks much faster. Special Interest walks will be taken at a very leisurely pace with plenty of stops for explanation and discussion – the point is the interest, not the walk!

Some of the walks, particularly on the high moorland routes, have patchy mobile phone coverage at best.  Be aware that, in case of illness or injury, assistance may have to be sought the old-fashioned way, ie. on foot to the nearest landline, which will take time.

Walks are priced from £3 up to £12.  Wherever possible we will co-ordinate car sharing to the start of circular walks as parking is sometimes limited in the dale.  For the linear walks transport is provided or covered in the cost of the walk.

NB. Please don’t try and book yourself on more than one walk per day because we can guarantee start but not finish times! The walks are scheduled to allow 1 walk per day.

Note that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their care and safety. PBWF and walk leaders cannot accept responsibility for the care and safety of minors. Please check the walk details carefully to ensure that any young people (and indeed, adults!) have the experience and fitness to complete the walks. If you have any doubts, please contact us and we will advise.

Finally, remember that dogs (other than assistance dogs) are not allowed on the walks. We have had to make this decision due to the amount of livestock and game birds in the area, and not all dogs are as well behaved as yours! Please see the web site for local kennels that will take your dog for a day at a time.

Nidderdale Lodge

(www.nidderdalelodgefarm.co.uk)

Tel. 01423 711677

Pooch Palace

(www.pooch-palace.co.uk)

Tel. 01423 715823

Moorview

(www.moor-view.co.uk)

Tel. 01423 711993

Petties Paws

(www.pettiespaws.co.uk)

Tel. 01943 880479

Parlour Barn

 

Tel. 01423 781667

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