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/Postcode  Leader(s) Tel

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

Diane and Tony 07805 182270

Sunday 21st October 2018

Gargrave Circular 8.5 miles (moderate) 10.00 North Street C.P.
BD23 3RN
SD 932 543

BD23 3RN
Spencer and Tracey 07514 265625
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
BD23 5PN
SD 981 641

BD23 5PN

Andrew 07730 718205

Saturday 10th November 2018
5 Wharfedale Villages 10.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Burnsall Village C.P. (fee) SE 032 614

BD23 6BS
Robert and Susan 07980 606394

Saturday 17th November 2018
Airton Amble 6.5 miles (moderate) 10.00 Airton village green SD 903 592

BD23 4AQ
Joy 07904 017992

Sunday 25th November 2018
Caves and Waterfalls from Settle 9.5 miles (moderate) 10.00 Settle Viaduct C.P. (fee) SD 819 637

BD24 9LW
Robert 07402 668258

Saturday 8th December 2018
Exploring Wycoller and Trawden
8.5 miles (moderate)

Note: Registered Assistance Dogs only please.
10.00 Ball Grove Park off A6068 Keighley Rd., Colne.
SD 905 403

Judith 07855 202315

Saturday 15th December 2018
Waterfalls in Wharfedale 5.5 miles (moderate) 10.00 Y.D.N.P.  C.P.
Buckden (fee)
SD 942 773

BD23 5JA
Kelly and Kath 07934 251365
Saturday 12th January
11.0 miles (moderate)

Note:Registered Assistance Dogs only please.
10.00 Junction of B6479/B6255 nr Ribblehead Viaduct SD 765 794

Martin 07584 820110

Sunday 20th January 2019
Gargrave Ramble 6.0 miles (leisurely) 11.00 North St., C.P. Gargrave
SD 932 543

BD23 3RN
Philip 07967 250543

Sunday 27th January 2019
Paths, Ways and Tracks 10.0 miles (moderate) 10.0
Far end Cafe Cargo C.P. Foulridge Wharf
SD 888 426

Andrew 07730 718205

Saturday 9th February 2019
Otley and the Chevin 8.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Cattle Market St., C.P. Otley (fee) SE 203 457

LS21 1AH
Jeff and Judith 07513 474575

Sunday 17th February 2019
Wycoller Waterfall Walk 6.0 miles (moderate) 11.00 Trawden Rd., C.P.
Wycoller (fee)
SD 927 395

Andrew 07730 718205

Sunday 24th February 2019
Simon's Seat and Valley of Desolation 9.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 East side Barden Bridge SE 052 574

BD23 6AS
Andrew and Julia 07894 466418

Saturday 9th March 2019
3 Crags, 2 K's,
1 Cross
8.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Embsay Reservoir C.P.
SD 999 544

BD23 6PR
Kelly and Kath 07934 251365

Saturday 16th March 2019
High Brown Knoll 6.0 miles (moderate) 10.00
N.T. C.P. Midgehole Hardcastle Crags (fee for non-members)
SD 989 292

Jeff and Judith 07513 474575

Sunday 24th March 2019
Weets Hill 8.0 miles (moderate) 10.00 Wellhouse Rd., C.P. Barnoldswick
SD 877 466

BB18 5DP
Andrew 07730 718205

Saturday 13th April 2019

High Birkwith and Alum Pot
10.0 miles (moderate)

Note: Registered Assistance Dogs only please.
10.00 Y.D.N.P. C.P. Horton - in - Ribblesdale (fee) SD 808 726

John and Pam 07752 571772

Sunday 21st April 2019
5.5 miles (moderate)

Note: Registered Assistance Dogs only please
11.00 Skirethorns Lane
SD 982 639

BD23 5PB
John and Pam 07752 571772

Sunday 28th April 2019
Rye Loaf Hill 10.5 miles (moderate/strenuous) 10.00 Y.D.N.P. C.P. Malham (fee)
SD 900 626

BD23 4DA
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 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.

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 an opportunity to join Phil Chadwick on an easier paced shorter 6 mile walk around Hawes. 

Sunday 28th October 2018
Craven Ramblers' Annual Meal at 2.30pm and Walk at 10.00am.

Poachers' Pathways walk - see details above.

Craven Ramblers' Annual Meal is preceded by an optional 6 mile easy paced walk at 10.00 am from Long Ashes car park. There is no need to pre-book attendance for the walk.

Whether you have walked or not, anyone wishing to attend the annual meal at the Gamekeeper's Inn at Long Ashes is required please to pre-book their meal from the menu below.

Main course is £11.95. Two courses £14.95 and three courses £17.95.


Soup of the Day
Garlic Mushrooms
Thai Fishcakes


Sunday Carvery of beef, gammon and turkey with Yorkshire Pudding, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy.
Smoked Haddock Risotto with Poached Egg
Roasted Vegetable Pasta Dish


Lemon Posset
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Ice Cream

Please provide all menu choices to Andrew Gold via or 01756 795455 by Sunday 14th October.
All orders to please be paid on the day to the Gamekeeper's Inn.

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.