June 2017. Aysgarth to Carperby and up onto the ancient routeway Ox Close, then westwards below limestone scars, past historic enclosures, disused leadmines, settlement field systems and a water force. On to Nappa, the River Ure, and Aysgarth via Bear Park.
July 2017. Grimwith Reservoir along the beck upstream to Trollers Gill, (glacial erosion?), past springs and water-sinks. Used the track down Black Hill to near Stump Cross Caverns, on to Nussey Knot and returned to the Reservoir, noting giant thistles and impressive orchids.
August 2017. Beating the Bounds of Foulridge, from Café Cargo Wharf to Lower Clough, Throstle Nest, by comical and challenging stiles, beck-crossings, and deep ghylls, on to County Brook Mill, the Canal One-Mile Tunnel by Foulridge Reservoir, back to the Wharf.
Lynda Sands and Kay Greenhalgh.
September 2017. Scar House Reservoir road, Nidderdale, to Limley Farm, by the dry limestone riverbed to Thrope Farm (once Monastic granges), steep hill onto High Edge. West past shooting houses, ancient stone and mine shafts, historic interest on descent to river and cars.
October 2017. Long Preston’s historic church to the Beck, upstream to its confluence with Brook Gill Beck, (glacial outwash channels?), on to Langber Lane, crossed Craven Fault at Scaleber Force, onto Lamberts Lane, back to Long Preston along Edge and Green Lanes.
November 2017. Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale, through Bewerley Fishpond Wood, north onto Strawberry Hill, past Eagle Hall and Ladies Riggs. Down to Mosscarr Bottom, across Foster Beck to Heathfield, Wath, Gouthwaite Reservoir, Spring Wood Top and Scot Gate Ash quarries.
December 2017. Pre-Christmas walk from Grassington, onto icy Moor and Bare House. northwards, sunlit fells ahead, to ancient Bycliffe and Scot Gate, descended to Conistone, the old road back to Grassington, cutting through Lower Grass Wood and Cove Lane.
January 2018. New Year short walk, followed by Fountaine Inn lunch with other members. From Linton by the river to Hebden’s suspension bridge, across the bridge and uphill, snowy landscape, to approach historic hamlet of
Thorpe, and return to Linton.
Wendy and Keith Berrington.
February 2018. Stirton’s Bog Lane, across to Thorlby Springs Wood, on northwards to Septeria Gill, into ancient Flasby, across fields to join the Hetton road and on to the Canal at Holme Bridge and the towpath south to Thorlby Bridge, back through Thorlby and Stirton.
March 2018. Unfortunately the walk from Salterforth to Weets Hill in Lancashire was cancelled as the wintry blast from the east returned with snow and bitter winds.
Frances Bland will lead this walk in June.
April 2018. From Hard Gate, above Skirethorns, Threshfield, to Wood Nook, Heights, swung north above Bordley to Mastiles Lane, eastwards to Howgill, then bridleway south back to Hard Gate. Summery sun, glorious limestone moorland, spring flowers and birds, and a hare.
May 2018. Downham, Lancs, past Warren Hill, up Worsaw Hill to appreciate huge landscape. Summer heat, limestone lushness, blossoming hawthorn and abundant wayside flora to Hook Cliffe, Lane Head and Twiston Beck through bluebells, wild garlic, past mills, and scampering hares.
We are grateful to leaders of our shorter Monday afternoon walks through the summer.