Programme of rambles for December 2019 - April 2020

Sunday, Dec 8th, Harewood: This is a popular destination for the Club. The film set for the TV soap ‘Emmerdale’ is in the area and may be seen on one of your rambles. After the rambles we take the short journey to Knaresborough for our Christmas meal at the Dower House Hotel. The last Christmas meal at this hotel was excellent.


Wednesday, Jan 1st, Welburn (Near Castle Howard): See in the New Year with a gentle ramble for all in the grounds of this stately home. This is not a coach ramble so personal car-share transport will be required. Roy and Chris Love have kindly agreed to lead the ramble.

Sunday, Jan 5th, Barwick in Elmet/Saxton: The village of Barwick lays in the ancient Romano-British kingdom of Elmet, hence its name. The nearby village of Saxton became heavily involved with the War of the Roses battle of Towton in 1461, fought just a short distance away. In a field near the village stands the lonely Lead Church, known as the Ramblers’ Church. During the centenary year of our Club in 2008, our Club had a short service here conducted by the Dean of York Minster, Keith Jones. Good rambling in this historic part of Yorkshire.

Sunday, Jan 26th, Driffield: We venture to the nearby Yorkshire Wolds for a change of scenery. A variety rambles can be enjoyed in this area to suit all abilities.

Sunday, Feb 16th, Golden Acre Park/Eccup Reservoir: Situated in the North Eastern suburbs of Leeds, Golden Acre Park leads to open countryside and the Eccup Reservoir. If your ramble includes the dam of the reservoir, you may be lucky to see Red Kite in the valley below. Good country rambles in the area despite being close to Leeds.

Sunday, March 8th, Bridestones: The North York Moors beckons for this popular destination. The countryside here is littered with large rugged boulders and weathered stone outcrops which add to the interest of the many rambles in the area.

Sunday, April 5th, Flamborough: The coastal headland of Flamborough is an ideal centre for cliff top rambles. The nearby idyllic cove at North Landing, once had a thriving fishing community but now is a favourite spot for day visitors. The headland provides excellent rambling and panoramic views of the Yorkshire coastline.

Sunday, April 19th, Cawthorne Village (Barnsley): A first for the Club. Cawthorne village is three miles west of Barnsley, and for many years the village was a centre for iron and coal mining. But in recent times the area has been transformed into an attractive rural village with all the usual amenities. Cannon Hall is nearby and its country estate provides many ramble routes which start from the village. The village has a museum and a tea room to provide refreshment after
your ramble.

Additional Dates of Walks in 2020


10th Burnsall

19th Evening ramble - Benningborough

31st Hawnby


21st Malham


12th Troutsdale

14th Evening ramble - Stillingfleet

26th Richmond


23rd Bransdale


13th Goathland


4th Fountains Abbey

25th Thixendale


15th Wetherby/Boston Spa


6th Crayke (and Xmas Dinner)