- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 13th February
- We are delighted to welcome members and their families to
the annual walk which incorporates the Hot-Pot supper.
The walks are based on the Wharfedale area of Yorkshire
and start from the historic Bolton Abbey. The walks are
described as "the most beautiful and famous in the
Craven Dales". Supper has been arranged at the
Commercial Hotel in Gisburn for which the charge will be
£2.00 per person including V.A.T. and. Service charge.
Departure time is 8.30 a.m. from school and we hope to
return by 7.30 p.m. so enjoy a Valentine Eve treat and
join us on Sunday, 13 February. All walks include a
section by the river so strong shoes or boots are the
order of the day.
The 'C' party will have the opportunity of Mid-morning
coffee at the Cavendish Pavilion prior to the
commencement of their walk, Opportunities may exist to
purchase good quality original paintings which appear to
be reasonably priced from £5 to £25. On the pathway
through Strid Wood a small charge of 15p is levied as a
'toll'. All parties will encounter this nominal charge
and individuals should pay their own way. The cost of the
walks is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.
Please indicate on the attached slip which walk you
intend to join. Prompt notification of your booking would
be helpful so that we can confirm details to the hotel.
Starting from Bolton Abbey and following the river for a
short time we then climb Desolation Valley (very inaptly
named) with many waterfalls and ascend onto moorland.
Simon's Seat is attained by a long steady climb and is
described as "one of the most dramatic and best
loved Yorkshire hilltops". Then follows a steep
descent to join the River Wharfe again and a pleasant
walk following its course back to Bolton Abbey.
Distance: 12 miles
Leaders: J Yabsley and D Luty
This follows the same paths as those of the 'A' walk to
the summit of Simon's Seat. From there a shorter route is
taken to rejoin the Wharfe and thence follow the river to
Distance: 9 miles
Leaders: K Ellard and C Symes
Once again departure point is Bolton Abbey. It then
crosses the Wharfe and follows a winding nature trail
through Strid Wood to rejoin the river at a point where
it plunges through the needle-eye gorge of the Strid. We
then follow the river further upstream before crossing at
Barden Bridge and returning to the Priory via the
opposite bank from our outward journey.
Distance: 6 miles
Leaders: Mrs J Yabeley, Mrs A Symes and Mrs H Ellard