A printable copy of our Walks’ Programme for June 2016 to January 2017 can be downloaded from the Community Rail Partnership website and the link is below:
SATURDAY 6th May 2017 – Airedale
A return visit to the less walked side of Airedale above Shipley and Bingley
C WALK – 11miles moderately strenuous
Alight Shipley return Keighley
Shipley – Leeds & Liverpool Canal to Dowley Gap – River Aire to Beck Foot – Ruin Bank Wood – Goitstock Wood – Cow House Farm – Hunter Hill – Ryecroft – Harden Moor – Hog Holes – Park Wood – Keighley Station.
Leader: Chris Thornley
E WALK – 8.5 miles moderately easy
Alight Crossflatts return Bingley
Crossflatts – Leeds & Liverpool Canal – Bingley Five Rise Locks – Bingley Church – Altar Lane – Druids Altar – Race Course Plantation – Harden Moor – Ryecroft – Goit Stock Cottages – Millennium Way to Crag Wood – Ruin Bank Wood – Beck Foot and Myrtle Park to Bingley Station.
Leader: Craig Ward
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer 288 – Bradford & Huddersfield
TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the 0811 from Blackpool North which calls Preston 0836, Blackburn 0855, Accrington 0903, Burnley Manchester Road 0912. Connections from Clitheroe 0825 (change at Blackburn), Bamber Bridge 0814 (change at Blackburn). From Manchester catch the 0848 from Victoria. We will all need to change at Bradford Interchange and walk across the city to Forster Square where the trains towards Skipton for Shipley and Crossflatts depart at xx11 and xx41 past the hour. There are additional trains for Shipley (but not for Crossflatts) at 00/xx16/xx30/xx46 past the hour. Return from Keighley at xx12 and xx44 past the hour, 6 minutes later from Bingley. The Blackpool trains depart Bradford Interchange at xx25. There is a frequent service to Manchester Victoria.
BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day Return to Shipley or Crossflats
SATURDAY 10th June 2017 – Windermere
A destination which remains forever popular in all seasons
B WALK – 11 miles strenuous
Alight Windermere & return Staveley
Windermere – Bus to Ambleside – Stock Beck – Wansfell Pike – Troutbeck – Limefitt – Garburn Pass – Sallows – Whiteside End – Meadowplatts Plantation – Browfoot – Staveley Station.
Leader: Alan Holmes
D WALK – 9.5 miles moderately easy
Alight and return Windermere
Near Orrest – Dubbs Reservoir – Limefitt Park – Long Green Head – Ing Bridge – Town Head – The Howe – Allen Knott – Howe Hill – St. Catherine’s – Windermere.
Leader: Geoff Sherrocks
View from Orrest Head
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL7 – The English Lakes South Eastern Area.
TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the 0932 (Windermere) train at Preston. This train calls at Bolton 0907, Chorley 0919 and Lancaster 0948. Connections to Preston from Blackpool North at 0856, from Colne at 0720, Accrington 0821, Blackburn 0829, Clitheroe 0745 (change at Blackburn). Return from Windermere at 1441, 1550 or 1707. 5 minutes later for Staveley.
BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day Return to Windermere
SATURDAY 15th July 2017 – Mytholmroyd & Sowerby Bridge
Two high level walks across the moors with the E party catching the bus to avoid most of the ascent
C WALK – 11 miles strenuous
Alight Sowerby Bridge & return Mytholmroyd Sowerby Bridge
Sowerby Croft – Norland Moor – Calderdale Way – Highlee Knowl – Moor Bottom Road – Ripponden – Cote Road – Flight House Road – Manshead End – Great Manshead Hill – Calderdale Way – Catherine House – Kirby Cote – Glen House – Dean Hey – Hollin Hey – Mytholmroyd.
Leader: to be announced
E WALK – 7 miles moderately easy
Alight Hebden Bridge return Mytholmroyd
Hebden Bridge – Bus 900 to Baitings Reservoir – Greenwood Clough – Manshead End – Great Manshead Hill – Slate Delfs Hill – Water Stalls Road – Sand Bed – Crow Hill Trig Pillar – Pitts Farm – Aaron Hill – Nab End – Miry Lane – Little Scout Farm – Brearley – Canal Towpath to Mytholmroyd.
Leader: to be announced
Great Manshead Hill
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL21 – South Pennines
TRAVEL DETAILS: to follow
SATURDAY 12th August 2017 – Glossop
Great Peak District walking in summer
C WALK – 12 miles moderate
Alight and return Glossop
Glossop – Manor Park – Doctor’s Gate – Old Woman – Mill Hill – Burnt Hill – Knarrs – Whitley Nab – Glossop.
Leader: to be announced
D WALK – 9 miles moderate Alight and return Glossop Glossop – Brownhill – Moorfield – Black Moor – Mill Hill – Burnt Hill – Plainsteads Farm – Whiteley Nab – Glossop.
Leader:to be announced
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1 – The Peak District (Dark Peak Area)
TRAVEL DETAILS:to follow
September 23rd Millom
October 7th Halifax Town & Country
October 21st Arnside
November 4th Chinley
November 18th Scorton/Garstang
December 2nd Alderley Edge
December 16th Wigan Surprises
January 6th, 2018 Hebden Bridge
January 20th Carnforth & Lancaster
February 3rd Marple
February 17th Sefton Coast
March 3rd New Mills
March 17th Carnforth for Milnthorpe
April 7th Disley/Middlewood
April 21st New Hey
May ( Date to be arranged) Piel Island
June 5th Greenfield