Craven Walks & Events Programme

Here are the details of our upcoming walks and events.

Walk Grades

Leisurely - for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience.The walk may include unsurfaced rural paths. 

Moderate - for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. The walk may include some steep paths and open country and may be at a brisk pace. 

Strenuous - for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. The walk may include hills and rough country and may be at a brisk pace. 

Walkers in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the leader in advance

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

Saturday 7th December 2019

Grass Wood from Grassington 5.0 miles (moderate) 10.30 Conistone Bridge

Y.D.N.P. C.P. Grassington (fee)

SD 979 674
BD23 5HS

SE 003 637
BD23 5LR
Adrian 07770 615007

Saturday 14th December 2019


Malham Tarn to Darnbrook House

Windgate Nick downside up, Doubler Stones and Neb Stone view.
8.5 miles (moderate) 10.00 Malham Tarn C.P. south of Tarn

Darwin Gardens C.P., Wells Rd., Ilkley

SD 894 658
BD24 9PU

SE 117 471

LS29 9TF
Nick 07788 755860

Saturday 11th January 2020
Otley and the Chevin 8.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Cattle Market St. C.P. Otley SE 203 457

LS21 1AH
Jeff and Judith 07513 474575

Saturday 18th January 2020

Canal and Countryside

Please note  - there will be an opportunity to call in at Abbotts Harbour Cafe in East Marton for lunch as this is the intended vicinity for the mid walk lunch stop. 
6.5 miles (moderate) 10.30 West St. C.P. Gargrave SD 931 543

BD23 3RJ
Maggie 07483 254143

Sunday 26th January 2020
Gargrave Circular 8.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 North St. C.P. Gargrave SD 932 543

BD23 3RN
Spencer and Tracey 07514 265624

Saturday 8th February 2020
Old Cote Moor 9.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Y.D.N.P. C.P. Kettlewell (fee) SD 967 722

BD23 5QZ
Adrian 07770 615007

Sunday 16th February 2020


Gib Scar and Conistone Dib


6.5 miles (moderate)

10.00 Y.D.N.P. C.P. Grassington (fee) SE 003 637

BD23 5LR
Philip 07967 250543

Sunday 23rd February 2020


Trollers Gill

8.5 miles (moderate)

10.00 Red Lion Burnsall SE 032 611

BD23 6BU
Kelly and Kath 07934 251365

Saturday 7th March 2020
Mastiles Lane and Malham Moor 8.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Conistone Bridge SD 979 674

BD23 5HS
John and Pam 07752 571772

Sunday 15th March 2020
A Den, a House and a Holme 7.0 miles (moderate) 11.00 Y.D.N.P. C.P. Buckden (fee) SD 942 772

BD23 5JA
Linda 07816 430917

Sunday 22nd March 2020
Weets Top and Bordley 8.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Boss Moor Lane Hetton to Bordley Rd. SD 957 616

BD23 6NB
John and Pam 07752 571772
Saturday  11th April 2020 Over the Border Again
8.5 miles (moderate)

Note:Registered Assistance Dogs only please
10.00 Barley village C.P. SD 823 402

BB12 9JT
Judith and Trevor 07855 202315
Saturday 18th April 2020
Gargrave to Skipton via Sharp Haw and the Dales High Way
7.5 miles (moderate)

Coach St. C.P. Skipton (fee)

Note: Public transport to Gargrave. Walk returning to start point.
SD 987 516

BD23 1RJ
Andrew and Julia 07894 466418
Sunday 26th April 2020 Keighley Moor, Ponden and Stanbury 10.0 miles (moderate) 10.00
Haworth Parsonage C.P. (fee)
SE 029 372

BD22 8DS
Keith and Lesley 01274 596846

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 6th June 2020.
Coach Ramble to Herriot Country

In line with the vision to complete the Herriot Way; a 52 mile long distance path running through some of the best scenery in the Yorkshire Dales; there will be a choice of two led walks as detailed below. 

The coach will set off at 8.15 from Steel's Depot near Kildwick level crossing. Secure parking is available. The next pick up point is at 8.30 from the coach park at the rear of the Town Hall car park in Skipton near the Three Links Club.The coach is due to return at approximately 20.00 (20.15). The cost of the coach is £18.

Moderate walk - this 8 mile circular walk is a classic around Upper Swaledale from Thwaite taking in Keld, Muker and the famous Muker Meadows which are usually at their best in June. 

Strenuous walk - this faster paced walk covers a 12 mile section of the Herriot Way from Thwaite to Hawes over Great Shunner Fell which offers beautiful views of Swaledale and Wensleydale. 

Alternatively you may wish to enjoy your own activity in and around Hawes. 

The post walk two course meal will be at the Station Inn, Ribblehead at £17 per person. We are aiming to be there at approximately 17.00. Please select your menu choices from below - 


A - Giant Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and potatoes
B - Steak pie and chips
C - Fish and chips
D - Risotto - vegetarian.


A - Sticky toffee pudding
B - Lemon posset
C - Strawberry and champagne cheesecake
D - Selection of ice creams

Please book and supply menu choices to or phone on 01756 795455 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment..
Coach fares are to be paid to Andrew Gold in full by 29th May and meal costs are payable on the day of the coach ramble. 
In line with the Station Inn's policy all cancellations after 4th June are payable in full. 
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July 2020


Walking Weekend in Whitby

There will be led walks on both Saturday and Sunday taking in the stunning coastal views. The walks are open to anyone and attendees are to book their own accommodation directly. As car parking is restricted it is advisable to book car parking at the hotel. 

The designated hotel is The Royal Hotel, Whitby which has 115 bedrooms, including 22 single rooms. They also have offers should you wish to extend your stay.

To book your accommodation you can book via Bay Hotels (Shearings) on 01942 418525 or online via the website

Further details regarding the above to follow in the new year.

Sunday 23rd August 2020

Walk followed by barbecue at Ilkley - details to follow

Saturday 5th September 2020

Rail Ramble Around Garsdale

Based on the summer train timetable the intention is to catch the 9.17 train from Leeds which is due to arrive at Garsdale at 10.54. If you are hopping on the train at Skipton it leaves at 9.57. Once in Garsdale a choice of walks will be offered - 

An 8 mile circular led walk which takes in the scenic parts of the Lady Anne's Way or 
a 6 mile shorter walk is also planned.

The Moorcock Inn is to provide us with a menu for a two course meal to be served at approximately 16.00. This will enable us to catch the return train leaving Garsdale for all stations at 17.27 arriving back in Skipton at 18.21 and Leeds at 19.07. The likely cost of travel based on the current return full train fare between Skipton and Garsdale is £13.90. 

Sunday 25th October 2020


Annual Meal

Due to popular demand this is to be held at the Calf' Head at Worston, near Clitheroe.

The meal will be preceded by an optional 6 mile walk and will not be a repeat of 2019's walk!!!


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.