January to April 2009

   Walks on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays                    Walks on 1st and 3rd Thursdays

January 13

Malham – Janet's Foss – Cawden

3-4 miles

Alan Hemsworth 823902

Mobile:  07958087184

Start:  Near YDNP Car Park

On street parking if possible

January 15

Austwick – Settle

9.30a.m. 'bus from Settle Market Square

7 miles

Alison Tyas - 822313

January 27 

Reservoir Walk (Fewston or Swinsty or both) Approximately 3 or 5+ miles

Debi Burridge 823621

Start:  Car park in the middle of the two reservoirs.

Explorer 27, Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley GR 187537

January 29

Hellifield – Settle

9.30 a.m. No. 580 'bus  from Settle Market Square (Those not Settle based could park cars in Hellifield, by Ahernes and catch a 'bus back to Hellifield (every hour at 30 mins past).

John & Frances Flitcroft 851358

Start:  Pub car park at side of Institute around 9.46 a.m.

O/S Pathfinder 85/95 856565

February 10

Barley Reservoir 3 miles

Wendy & Michael Holt 841068

Mobile:  07981495298

Start:  Barley Car Park which is off the road to Roughlee, near the junction with the Downham-Newchurch road

February 5

Penyghent Gill – 8 miles

John Jebson 825786

Mobile:  07896171552

Start: Litton SD 906 742



February 24

Kirkby Lonsadle to Whittington 4 to 5 miles
(steep climb at the start & some road walking along a quiet lane - return along the river path)

Margaret & Michael Cullingworth 823978

Mobile: 07857858528/07857859214


February 19

Mystery Walk

Keith & Sally Waterson 822311



March 10

Austwick – Thwaite Lane – Tunnels

4 miles

John & Frances Flitcroft 851358

March 5

Calton – Winterburn circular

8 miles
Frank & Gill Woodhams 824458

Mobile: 0790 198 1116

Start: Calton SD 908 592


March 24

Stainforth to Settle

10.40 a.m. 'bus from Settle Market Place to Stainforth (need to check timetable)

Alan Hemsworth 823902

Mobile:  07958087184

March 19

Hetton – Winterburn circular

8 miles

Keith & Olwen Bolger 823525

Mobile:  07732857818



April 2

Downham/Rimington/Gisburn Cotes/Sawley/Downham 7+ miles

John & Frances Flitcroft 851358

Parking:  Downham Village Car Park

(down the hill, over bridge and turn right) Start:  Downham Post Office

O/S Landranger 103 785444






April 16 (Easter week)

11.30 a.m. Planning Meeting – followed by Jacob's Join lunch – Quaker Meeting House

We meet for Tuesday walks at 10 a.m. and Thursday walks at 9.30 a.m. at Settle Cricket Club Car Park, unless otherwise stated.  Please let the leader know if you intend to come on a walk and whether you will be at the Cricket Club or at the start of the walk.  If it is known that you are intending to come, the group will wait approximately ten minutes


All walkers must be members of the U3A.  All decisions regarding the viability of the walk rest with the leader.


NB: We always take a flask and food and have a stop mid way.  However, at the finish of some walks, it may be that there is a tea room or public house where some members may wish to partake of refreshment.  We would point out that it is the decision of each individual member whether they wish to avail themselves of this facility.