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Walks Organiser: Alison Rutter   01904 703430   walks@yant.org.uk

Walks Archives

Photos and descriptions of previous years' walks

2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018

Next Half-Day Circular Walk

Thursday 6th September, 2018

Ripley and Cayton Gill.

Distance 5 miles (9 km).

Next Full-Day Walk

Saturday 15th September

CWP 2018/5. Fewston/Swinsty reservoirs.

Standard easy. Distance 7 ½ miles.

Suggestions for walks and offers to lead are always welcome. If you can help, please contact Alison Rutter on 01904 703430 (walks@yant.org.uk) or Eileen Wishart (Secretary) on 01904 633705 (eileen.wishart@btinternet.com).

Please park with consideration where roadside/village parking is involved.


NB. Walkers participate at their own risk and must be capable of completing the distance in open countryside over uneven ground, with some ascents and descents, in a variety of weather conditions. Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn and a packed lunch and drinks carried.


If you would like a lift for any walk or can offer one to others, please contact Colin Sherwood (trips@yant.org.uk).


Social Evening and Quiz Night

Another very pleasant evening was enjoyed by all, on the 16 March, at the New Earswick Bowls Club. Roger and Alison teased our brains with a variety of questions and the Bowls Club fortified us with a tasty and varied buffet.

We’ve made a provisional booking with the Bowls Club for Friday, 15 March 2019. Further details will be in future Newsletters.


Half-Day Circular Walks

Walkers use their own transport for these walks

and usually have lunch together after the walk at a local hostelry.

An administration charge of £1.00 will be collected on each walk.

Thursday 6th September, 2018 - Ripley and Cayton Gill.

Leader: Ruth Davies.

Distance 5 miles (9 km).

A circular walk through part of the Ripley Castle estate which then follows the Nidderdale Way up to Low Kettle Spring, before branching off to Bedlam and returning across fields to the Park Wall.

Meet for a 10am departure in the large free car park in Ripley Village, off the A61 Harrogate/Ripon Road. Grid ref. 284604: Maps: Explorer 26, Pathfinder 653 (SE26/36), Landranger 99.

2½ hour walk on tracks and paths with some stiles. Refreshments are available in Ripley.



Full-Day Walks with coach transport and afternoon tea.


It is worthwhile contacting Celia Rutt (01904 627384) after the closing dates for the July and September walks, and before the walk dates, to see if places are available.


As in the past few years we have not arranged a full day walk with coach transport for August.

Instead, there will be a medium length walk using own transport.


Details are given under Half-Day Circular Walks above.


Saturday 15th September - CWP 2018/5.

Fewston/Swinsty reservoirs.

Leaders: Alison and Nigel Rutter (07523 944065).

Standard easy. Distance 7 ½ miles.

A walk through the woodland around Fewston and Swinsty Reservoirs on an excellent track. There is interesting bird life and the path is in constant close proximity to the water all the way round.

There will be a ham salad tea, followed by cakes, at Brearton WI.

Please indicate any dietary requirements, eg a vegetarian option, on the booking form.


Ingleby’s coach leaves the Memorial Gardens, Leeman Road, at 9am and Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride at 9 15 am.


Cost per head £22, which includes coach travel, tea and all gratuities.

Please send the relevant booking slip, with payment, by Saturday, 8 September, to Celia Rutt (address on booking form).

Booking Form