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Skipton 2017

May 2017

40 or so walkers gathered for a short break in Skipton returning to a favourite hotel with excellent food, about one mile to the south of Skipton.   Guests were allowed free use of the pool and gym.  As usual there were short and long walks planned for each day.

Here are some excerpts from Tessa’s blog:

Day 1 10.20 miles walk starting at Grassington and led by Peter and Hilary. Lovely sunny day in the beautiful Yorkshire dales being framed by the dry stone walls.

Day 2 Burnsall, Trollers Gill and Wharfdale

9 of us set off from Burnsall along the River Wharfe. The long walkers, led by Hilary and Peter, left the short walkers at Percivole Hall and gardens in the capable hands of Phil and Sue. 

The long walkers scrambled up Trollers Gill with a lunch stop at the top where Amanda cooled off her feet

after leaving the Gill we noticed the contrast between the Yorkshire dales onto the moors. So many sheep and lambs with bird spotting along the way. After walking 10.13 miles we deserved a delicious cup of tea at the Wharfdale cafe.

Day 3  Barden Bridge along River Wharfe, Simon’s seat

A fabulous 9 miles walk in glorious sunshine on our final day along the River Wharfe, Drem Ley Stepping Stones, through the valley of desolation up to Simon's seat.

Many thanks to Hilary and Peter for organising a brilliant holiday !

Mam Tor

Following a few days walking in the Peak District with some of the club members, Tom Caple was inspired  to write this poem

 

Read more: Mam Tor

Monday, February 19, 2018