Our next walk is at Hawes on Sunday October 27th 2019
This magical little market town is England’s highest, set 850 feet above sea water. Hawes was first recorded as a market place in 1307 and the lively Tuesday market still entices shoppers in. Home to the world famous Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese and set amidst breath-taking scenery it’s no surprise Hawes is one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The name Hawes means a ‘pass between mountains’ and it stands between the stunning Buttertubs and Fleet Moss.
You can also discover the 18th Century water-powered cotton spinning Gayle Mill. Converted to sawmill and electricity generation with original working Victorian turbines, lineshafting and woodworking machinery
‘A’ Party Leader Stuart Drysdale
Distance 14.75 miles
Climbing 2555 ft
Leaving the coach at Garsdale
We leave the coach at Dandra Garth and take a b-way to Cowgill, then follow the Dales Way before heading off under Artengill Viaduct onto Dent Fell. We then head south over Wold Top Fell to Newby Head Gate, where we pick up the Ribble Way to Gavel Gap and then to Cold Keld Gate and the Pennine Way, which we follow into Hawes for refreshments and the coach home.
‘B+’ & B Party Leaders
The Likely Lads & maybe Steve Woodroffe
Distance 10 miles
Leaving the coach at Hawes
It’s a joint B+ B walk today – an easy ‘B+’ and a not so easy ‘B’
Our walk today starts from Hawes and continues through the fields to skirt Appersett. We cross the bridge over Widdle Beck and follow the course of the River Ure to Mossdale Head the Railway Arches and Viaduct. Here we see the cascading Waterfall from Mossdale Beck.We continue along a steep path through a wood and over a ridge of Cotter End into Cotterdale. In 1603 titled wealthy men occupied houses in the Hamlet. They were descendants of men involved in Catholic Plots in the reign of Elizabeth the 1. The route from Cotterdale traverses the lower slopes of Great Shunner Fell,with exceptional views of Cotterdale, and we continue from here following the Pennine Way back into Hawes, for drinks etc.
‘C’ Party Leaders Rob Brook
Distance 5.5 miles
Climbing 530 ft
Leaving the coach at Hawes
Our first stop is refreshments in Hawes at the Bay Tree Café, after which we head towards the Wensleydale Creamery then follow the path west through fields south of the B6255 before crossing it and continuing on to Thorney Mire House. From Thorney Mire we take the lane north to Apersett where we cross Widdale Beck and the River Ure, then continue north and east around the edge of Bearsett to Hardraw. Leaving Hardraw we head east along Sedbusk Lane to Sedbusk then turn south and head back to Hawes via Haylands Bridge.