- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd November
- For this month's walk we take you to a most beautiful
part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park-Wharfedale.
Although the three walks offered are kept to lower
heights because of potential winter weather, the views
all day are superb and the villages of the dales enhance
the pastoral scenes all around. We leave school on
Sunday, 22nd November at 8.00 a.m. prompt, and hope to be
back there by 7.00 p.m. The cost of the walk is £3.00
for adults and £2.00 for children. Toilet stops will be
available prior to commencement of all walks and will be
present where all walks finish in the village of
Burnsall. Boots are necessary for all walks as the
underfoot conditions are, in winter, likely to be wet in
parts. Please indicate on the attached slip which walk
you are likely to join and return it to Barbara Craine at
school by Thursday, 19th November 1987.
Starts at the golf course on the Skipton Bypass and
progresses through fields and lanes until the fell
footpath to Sharp How (1160') is used to ascend its
summit. After dropping down to Flasby, the path then
winds through undulating countryside to Rylstone and
thence to Cracoe where a break may be possible
supplemented by the local hostelry if required. We then
continue to the award winning village of Linton and cross
the Falls to follow the Dalesway south via the River
Wharfe to Burnsall.
Distance: 11½ miles
- Ascent: 1501'
Leaders: Pete Kenna and Chris Symes
Starts at Bolton Abbey (Ref. S E 071539-Outdoor Leisure
map 1:25000 No. 10) and crosses the River Wharfe at the
sign of the old Priory. We walk along the river bank,
part of the Dalesway, before passing through the Valley
of Desolation (a name which could be hardly less
appropriate) to cross Barden Fell to the highest point,
Simon's Seat (1592') After a rather twisting descent, we
pass the hamlet of High Skyreholm and through Trollers
Gill, home of the legendary "Banquest", a
spectral hound with eyes as big as saucers, taking a
bridle way to return us to the river again at Burnsall.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: Dave Purdy and Ken Bryning
Without doubt a most beautiful circular walk starting and
finishing at Burnsall. En route we visit typical Dales
villages of Hebden and Grassington before hopefully
stopping for lunch at the delightful village of Linton.
Pub food is available at the local hostelry for those
wanting a prepared meal, but the village green adjacent
offers a beautiful base for those with sandwiches and
flasks. After our repast we continue via Thorpe and
typical Dales pastures back to Burnsall.
Distance: 7 miles
- Leaders: Derek Watchorn and Dave Luty