Range Walking Club
Sunday 11th February 1996-Yorkshire Dales-Grassington
 
This month's walks on 11 February include our annual Hot Pot Supper. The walks are all finishing at Grassington, the attractive market town in the Upper Wharfedale area of the Yorkshire Dales. We plan to leave Grassington at 1630 hours to arrive at The Ribchester Arms for supper at 1730 hours. As usual we depart school at 0800 hours prompt and we hope to be back there before 2000 hours. The cost of travel is 4.00 for adults and 2.00 for children and students in full-time education. The price of the supper has been maintained at the1995 price of 5.00 per person. The choice of menu is included in the return slip. Please return slips with cheque (not cash) to the school office by Thursday, 1 February, in an envelope marked "Range Walking Club". No refunds can be allowed after Friday, 2 February as all arrangements for coach and meals will have been completed.

'A' Walk
From Bolton Abbey we ascend in the Valley of Desolation and cross Barden Fell to Simon's Seat at 485m for lunch. Descending by How Beck, we join the Dales Way and follow the River Wharfe to Grassington.
 
Distance: 12 miles
Ascent: 1400'
Leaders: Rick Tynan and Gordon Spence

'B'+ Walk
Starting at Barden Tower we cross the River Wharfe and climb steeply up to Simon's Seat. An equally steep descent takes us to Skyseholme. We pass through the picturesque village of Appletreewick to reach the River Wharfe which we follow to Grassington.

Distance: 10 miles
Ascent: 1400'
Leaders: Meirion Williams and Dave Miles

'B' Walk
Starting from the roadside near Bolton Abbey we proceed down to the Pavilion and the River Wharfe and continue along the east bank past the Stridd towards Grassington with a diversion to Appletreewick. A pleasant winter's walk with minor changes in height of about 500'.

Distance: 10 miles
Leaders: David Griffiths and Keith Ellard

'C' Walk
The walk starts at Stridd Wood car park (where, if open on the day, there is a small shop/coffee stall and lavatories). This is a very pleasant walk on the level along the valley of the Wharfe, for the most part on the river bank or through the fields alongside (where it may be muddy in places). We head initially to the village or Burnsall and then to Grassington where there should be an hour to explore the tourist facilities.

Distance: 7½ miles
Ascent: Negligible
Leaders: David and Ginny Willis