Craven Walks & Events Programme

Here are the details of our upcoming walks and events in Craven and North Yorkshire.


Please bring a packed lunch and drink. Boots or walking shoes and adequate rainwear are essential. For any further information please contact the walk leader or the Group Secretary, Jeff Halden.


Walk Name Walk length Meeting Time Meeting Place OS Grid Reference Leader(s) Tel

Saturday 12th May 2018
Coach ramble to Grinton, Apedaol and Reeth  Details below 09.00 Old Bridge Details below    

Saturday 19th May 2018
A Wharfedale Wander 6.0 miles (leisurely) 14.00 Old Bridge, Ilkley SE 112 480 Andrew 07730 718205

Sunday 27th May 2018
Fountains Abbey 8.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 N.T. visitor centre SE 270 681 Jeff and Judith 07513 474575

Saturday 9th June 2018
Leyburn Shawl 9.5 miles (moderate) 10.00 C.P. off Market Sq., Leyburn SE112 905 Keith and Lesley 01274 596846

Sunday 17th June 2018
The Vale of Wycoller 6.0 miles (moderate) 11.00 Trawden Rd. C.P. Wycoller (fee) SD 927 395 Linda and Andrew 07816 430917

Sunday 24th June 2018
Pendle Hill and Robin Hood's Well
(Optional carvery meal at the Calf's Head afterwards - see details below)
8.0 miles (moderate/strenuous) 9.30 Outside Calf's Head, Worston. Please park in Worston village. SD 769 428 Andrew and Linda 07730 718205

Sunday 8th July 2018
Holme from Holme 6.0 miles (leisurely) 10.30 Holme Farm, Sedbergh SD 635 907 Karen 07976 943391

Friday 13th July - Sunday 15th July 2018
Walking Weekend Details below Meet for dinner on Friday The Windermere Hotel, Windermere. Details below    

Sunday 22nd July 2018
Great Whernside 9.0 miles (moderate/strenuous) 10.00 Y.D.N.P. C.P. Kettlewell (fee) SD 968 723 Andrew and Julia 07894 466418

Saturday 11th August 2018
Barlick Circular 9.5 miles (moderate)
Note: Registered assistance dogs only please.
10.00 Wellhouse Rd. C.P. Barnoldswick SD 877 466 Judith 07855 202315

Sunday 19th August 2018
Settle Circular 6.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Outside Naked Man cafe, Market Place, Settle.
Nearest C.P. - Settle Viaduct (fee)
SD 819 638 Philip 07967 250543

Sunday 26th August 2018
Fountains Fell Ridge 8.0 miles (moderate/strenuous)
Note:Registered assistance dogs only please.
10.00 Malham Tarn Nature Reserve C.P. SD 882 671 John and Pam 07752 571772

Saturday 8th September 2018
Cowling No Cows 9.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Sutton Park, Sutton in Craven SE 008 442 Kelly and Kath 07934 251365

Sunday 16th September 2018
Janet's Foss 6.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Y.D.N.P. C.P. Malham (fee) SD 900 627  Chrissy 07835 226839

Sunday 23rd September 2018
Coach Ramble to Pendragon Castle
(Please see further detais below)
linear walk of approx 9 miles of part of the "Lady Anne's Highway" from north of Hawes to Pendragon Castle. 

Shorter 6 mile walk also on offer
(Further details below)
08.30 Skipton Town Hall car park.   John and Pam 07752 571772
(Please see further details below)

Saturday 13th October 2018
Stainforth Force, Giggleswick and Feizor 9.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Adjacent to Settle swimming pool, Kendal Rd., Giggleswick SD 815 641 Diane and Tony 07805 182270

Sunday 21st October 2018
Gargrave Circular 8.5 miles (moderate) 10.00 North St., C.P. Gargrave SD 932 543 Spencer and Tracey 07514 265624

Sunday 28th October 2018
Poachers' Pathways
Craven Ramblers' Annual Meal follows the walk at the Gamekeeper's Inn, 
Details below
6.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Overspill C.P. Long Ashes Park, Threshfield SD 982 645 Andrew 07730 718205

For your own and others’ safety, please abide by the guidelines issued by the  walk leader. Although every care is taken planning walks, we can accept no liability and participation is entirely at your own risk. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks. Boots or walking shoes and adequate rainwear are essential. For any further information please contact the walk leader or the Group Secretary, Jeff Halden, Tel: 01943 876713.

Registered Office:2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW
The Ramblers' Association is a registered charity (No. 1093577) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4458492)

Upcoming Events

Saturday 12th May 2018
Coach Ramble to Grinton/Apedale and Reeth
The coach leaves Ilkley Od Bridge on Stockeld Rd., Ilkley. LS29 9HD at 9.00 am. The coach fare is £16 per person. Could you please pay this to Andrew by no later than 22nd April.

There are two walks on offer - 

A 10 mile circular walk from Grinton to Apedale  to be led by John and Pam Daniels.

A more leisurely walk of 6 miles from Reeth to be led by Phil Chadwick. 

There is also the option of doing your own walk or look around the village of Reeth should you wish to do so.

The post walk meal is at the CB Inn at Arkengarthdale and will be served at 17.30. The cost of the meal is £15.50 p.p. Could you please give Andrew the deposit of £5 for the meal and meal choices; along with the coach fare; by no later than 22nd April. 

The coach will depart from Arkengarthdale at around 19.00 and is due to return to Ilkley by 21.00.

Sunday 24th June 2018
Summer Meal at the Calf's Head in Worston near Clitheroe

A table has been booked for the Craven Ramblers for a carvery meal at the Calf' Head, Worston, Clitheroe (just off the A59). BB7 1QA. for 15.00. The meal costs £12.50 for two coures and £16.25 for three courses. Payment and menu choices  is to be made on the day.

The meal follows a walk on the quieter side of Pendle Hill which takes in fine views of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales. 
The walk will depart from outside the Calf's Head at 9.30 and is categorised as an 8 mile moderate/strenuous walk. This will build up an appetite for those having the optional post walk meal.

Parking is available for patrons only. 

if you are interested in this event; whether you have walked or not; please pre-book places with Andrew Gold on 01756 795455 or by 16th June please.
Friday 13th July to Sunday 15th July 2018
Annual Walking Weekend

Both a  short and a longer led walk are planned to take place on Saturday 14 July with a medium led walk arranged for Sunday 15 July.

The Windermere Hotel, Windermere is the designated hotel so please book your own accommodation for the weekend directy. The hotel has 70 bedrooms, including 10 single rooms. They also have offers, for example you can stay Sunday night as an extra if you wish to spend more time in the Lake District. The car park costs £8 per vehicle per day. You can book the accommodation you require by calling Coast & Country Hotels (Shearings) on 0844 499 9357
or booking on line via their website
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Coach Ramble to Lady Anne's Highway - Pendragon Castle 

There is to be a led linear 9 mile walk  by John and Pam  as part of the Lady Anne's Highway from north of Hawes to Pendragon Castle to enjoy stunning views.

There is also opportunity to join a shorter 6 mile walk or stay in and around Hawes. 

The coach will pick up passengers at the JAK travel depot near Keighley at 8.15 am and then at Skipton Town Hall car park at 8.30 am. En route there will be a coffee stop at the Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes before the walk. The cost of the coach is  £17 per person and payment is required by 31st August please to Andrew Gold. 

A two course post meal at the Station Inn at Ribblehead at 17.45 is also priced at £17 per person and that is payable on the day. Choices from the menu below are required by Andrew no later than 9th September please along with details of any special dietary requirements. Cancellations after the 20th September will have to be paid for in full to the Station Inn on 23rd September. 

Main Courses -  

Station Pie - Juicy steak pieces cooked in real ale, served with chips and fresh seasonal vegetables

Ham (carved from a joint of ham) and Free Range Eggs, served with chips

Vegetarian Lasagne with garlic bread and a side salad.

Desserts - 

Sticky Toffee Pudding, served with custard, cream or ice cream.

Chocolate Pudding, served with custard, cream or ice cream

Trio of ice cream

If you are interested in this event please pre - book places with Andrew Gold on 01756 795455 or email
Sunday 28th October 2018
Craven Ramblers' Annual Walk and Meal

Poachers' Pathways walk - see details above.

Craven Ramblers' Annual Meal follows the walk at 2.30 pm at the Gamekeeper's Inn, Long Ashes Park.
Food to be pre-ordered.
Details from Andrew on 01756 795455
Thursday 8th November 2018
Craven Ramblers A.G.M. at 7.00 pm

This is to be held at the Glusburn Institute, Institute Street, near Cross Hills,  Keighley. BD20 8PR



The Ramblers' Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.
Company registration number: 4458492.Registered Charity in England and Wales number: 1093577,
registered charity in Scotland, number: SC039799. Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW.