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We offer Walking Groups based in Skipton and the Craven area for all types of walks and walkers. Long or short easy or more strenuous for the more able walkers. The choice of walking groups means we have a walking club to suit your style. It is good to get out and exercise for your well being. With all the groups you will be emailed the program or event once you join.

Walk to Lunch (38707/walking)

We offer morning walks of up to 5 miles followed by a pub/café lunch. Please note that a regular commitment to walks is required and pre-booking for walks/lunches is essential. Members must be fit to walk at a good pace and manage hills and stiles. Meeting points and pub menus are circulated by email a week before each walk. You’ll need boots waterproofs and (sometimes) a sense of adventure !! Joint leaders Jenny Robinson and Brigida Martino

Nature Rambles (54134/walking)

Nature study and observation in the broader local Skipton area. Occasional short walks in locations chosen by group members for guided observation of plants, insects, and other fauna in readily accessible situations. Walks will be weather dependent and notified to group members via email and WhatsApp. There may be very short notice (24-48 hours).

Wharfedale Walking (54146/walking)

A friendly way to walk, for reasonably good walkers, at an easy pace up and down the dales. Walks are on Saturdays, weather permitting and mainly in Wharfedale. We meet at the start of the walk at 10.00.We like to stop from time to time to take in the scenery and anything else of interest during the walk. You should have appropriate clothing boots drink and a picnic lunch. Typically, walks will be between 5 and 8 miles. (Sorry but no dogs). A few days before each Saturday walk a detailed description of the walk is sent by e-mail, and you reply if you can come. New walkers are welcome to join at any time. Occasional walks during the Summer

Walking Group (54147/walking)

Looking for a Walking Club in and around Skipton?. We offer walk in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Yorkshire Moors throughout the year based from Skipton. We offer a sequence of short (5-7 miles), medium (8-9 miles) and long (10+ miles) with various degrees of difficulty. We plan to meet in Coach Street Car Park, to arrange shared transport. The times will vary and are stated in the Walks Programme. Suitable clothing, footwear, drinks and packed lunches are essential. Join us to meet new friends, walk in the glorious setting of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors together with walks in the Lake District National Park. All walks are at the members’ own risk. Sorry no dogs. Walk Programmes are distributed by email. If you do not have email, please phone Phillip Sugden to get a hard copy of the programme.

Exploring the Countryside (54167/walking)

This is a series of summer walks in the Skipton area. Each month we have an informally guided walk in the Craven countryside or village in the Yorkshire Dales. The walk may take about two hours, and may involve a cafe or picnic. Each walk will be organised by a member of the group who will circulate beforehand by email some background information about the place and its history. We will lead the first trip, to Linton, then rely on other volunteers. No dogs, please. We try to use public transport where possible.

Shorty Walks (54182/walking)

Walks of 2 - 5 miles for those who prefer gentler exercise in a social context. Walks are offered and led by group members. Our programme includes walks in the Dales town trails canals and anything else any member wishes to offer! The information about each walk is emailed monthly with a reminder a few days before each walk. This includes date, time meeting place transport options walk length stiles and a general description of the terrain. All walks are at members’ own risk.

Ad Hoc Walking (54183/walking)

Based in Skipton the Ad Hoc Walking group has no programme; walks are proposed by group members at short notice taking advantage of good weather. Any group member can propose a walk anytime, anywhere, any length. The proposer can set the maximum group size. Groups are usually small (historical maximum: 18, average: 6). On joining the group, you will be sent the latest guidelines.

Geology Walks (54198/walking)

These morning walks take us through the fascinating geology of Craven.. We go to a local feature, such as a hill, river, quarry or mine. On our walk we look at fossils, rocks and minerals, and see the geology around Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales. Each walk is informally guided by me, and I email out a description a few days beforehand, and you reply if you can come. Beginners and experts are all welcome, we are a friendly group and learn from each other. We meet at 10 am Monday fortnightly at the car parking at the start of the walk (sorry,no dogs). The walks vary from 1 to 4 miles and may involve some scrambling.