Category: Yorkshire Dales
The Aycliffe Fell Walking Club had its Christmas Walk on Saturday from Pateley Bridge to Hampsthwaite in the Yorkshire Dales and which, of course, meant a party meal and drinks and a Quiz in a delightful Dales Pub called the Joiners Arms.
I started my 13 miles trek in Pateley Bridge where I took a coffee and bacon bap in the River Terrace Cafe before heading upwards onto the moorland and into a snowstorm with very strong winds. Whilst most took in Brimham Rocks and/or walked the valley, I walked alone all day and saw very few people until the party at the pub. I did see lots of birds and a few hundred sheep and had the pleasure of walking down into the valley across sodden livestock fields where I felt I had suckers on my boots that made slurping noises at each step as I pulled each one in turn out of the mud. The remainder of the walk was along the river Nidd and wasn’t too bad except for the rain. The Timothy Taylor Landlord beer at the end was excellent. Here are my photos (unless stated).
(Above photo Eddy Adam)
(Above photo Lorraine Richardson)
Party time in the Joiners Arms in Hampsthwaite
Bacon bun and coffee in the Riverside Terrace Tea Rooms at Pateley Bridge.
High Street Pateley Bridge.
A mixture of snow and hail didn’t upset the the quaint village of Bewerly.
Barry at Yorke’s Folly.
Near Guise Cliff.
Low Hood Gap.
Nidderdale Way Curlew-sign.
(Above Photo by Jes Smith)
(Above Photo by Jes Smith)
Pack Horse Bridge over the River Nidd.
On Saturday 14 December 2019, AFWC will be walking in the Yorkshire Dales in the area of Pateley Bridge to Hampsthwaite and the Nidderdale Way. Please see the link below for the walksheet and map.
The April 2019 walk will be in the region of Bingley, Saltaire and Ilkley. The Walk Sheet and maps can be seen in the link below:
If you wish to join this outing please click on the above filename and reserve a coach seat as instructed. If you would also like a Routemap of the various walks on offer, click on the filename below.
If you are interested in joining this outing and wish to know more, click on the file name above. Instructions for reserving a coach seat are on the walksheet.
Note, however, that the Secretary will be unavailable between 25th January & 19th February inclusive. All communications between these dates will not be answered until 20th February.
For a detailed routemap showing the various proposed walk routes on offer, click on the filename below.
If you are interested in joining this outing and wish to know more, simply click on the filename above. Instructions for reserving a seat on the coach are on the Walksheet.
The AFWC 2015 Camping Weekend at Goathland was brilliant. Friday night saw Geoff’s BBQ in full swing with food provided by everyone and especially Eddy who kindly provided extra beer! (even the 10 million midges enjoyed it!)
Saturday night was spent in the Mallyan Spout Hotel and on Sunday some took to the Roman Road, some to Danby and some of us to Beck Hole with Lunch in the quaint pub there. A good time was had by all!
For information on the June club walk simply click on the file name below: –
The next walk will finish at Aysgarth, with the usual quiz and christmas celebration being held at the George & Dragon, Aysgarth.
This year the Club’s “weekend away” will be centred on the picturesque village of Kettlewell in beautiful Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales.
The event will run from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June and will feature organised walks on both the Saturday and the Sunday, as well as social “partying” after each day’s walk in the local hostelry(s). The initial get-together will be at the Bluebell Inn, 7–8 pm on the Friday. Transport is NOT provided so please make your own travel arrangements!
A range of accommodation is available in Kettlewell village, including rooms with comfortable en-suite facilities, chiefly at the Bluebell Inn and the Racehorses Hotel but there are several other GH’s, B&B’s and Self Catering places around the village; there’s also a Youth Hostel plus basic camping at the “turn up & pitch” site nearby the village (only £5 per night). Regarding accommodation, please make your own arrangements! The village website: www.kettlewellvillage.co.uk is quite useful but if further help is needed in finding a place to stay, please feel free to contact Alan on 01325 488225 who’ll be happy to assist.
If the weather behaves (why shouldn’t it?) this promises to be a cracking good weekend in a location famed for its dramatic scenery, with excellent walking in prospect – and in the friendliest of company!
Here are details of the next walk. Contact the club Secretary to reserve a seat on the coach.
The December walk of the AFWC will be in the Yorkshire Dales: Nidd Valley – Ripley to Pateley Bridge. See the link below for details & how to book your place.