Hi club members, our walk this week will be at Grassington on Sunday 26th September.
Grassington Walks info
‘A’ Party Leader Stuart Drysdale
Distance 15 miles Climbing 2000 ft Leaving the coach at Grassington
Leaving the coach at Grassington we pick up the Dales Way northwards to Kettlewell. From here we head east and south-east to the old mine workings near Capplestone Gate, then on into Mossdale where we follow the Bycliffe Rd westward to reach the Dales Way. From here we go down the Dib to Conistone, then up past Bastow Wood and onward to Grassington for well earned refreshments and the coach home.
‘B+’ Party Leaders Fay Hinchliffe and Phil Shread
Distance 11 miles Climbing 1200 ft Leaving the coach at Grassington
Walk name “Dib, Dib, Dib”
Leaving Grassington on the Dales Way we pass by Bastow Wood a SSSI site notable for its ancient trees and rare flora. Passing around the end of our first Dib (dry limestone gorge) we follow a lovely path down to Conistone. We then ascend Conistone Dib with a short scramble out at the top. Crossing an extensive area of limestone pavement we eventually reach Mossdale Scar. We return across numerous fields giving good views all around.
‘B’ Party Leaders Sue & Shaun
Distance 8.5 miles Climbing 1000 ft Leaving the coach at Grassington
Starting from the car park, we make our way up the Main Street of Grassington and follow the Dalesway where hopefully we should see some good views. We descend steeply down Scot Gate Lane to Conistone, then a short road walk before picking up footpaths through Grass Wood. We pick up the path along the River Wharfe to Ghaistrills Strid then along the Dalesway to Linton Falls. We pick up the B6265 for a short walk back into Grassington for refreshments.
‘C’ Party Leaders Rob Brook
Distance 6.5 miles Climbing 300ft Leaving the coach at Grassington
After refreshments in Grassington we walk down to the impressive Linton Falls and cross over the River Wharfe. We then head south east, climbing gradually through fields and lanes to Thorpe then we continue eastwards to the picturesque village of Burnsall where we will have lunch on the village green by the river. After lunch we follow the Dales Way back along the south bank of the river then cross over the suspension bridge and follow the north bank back to Grassington.
Our next ramble is on 10th October at Clapham
A, B+, B & C Leaders are reqd