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Saturday May 12th - coach trip to GRASSINGTON - walk info

Pick up times:   STRETFORD 8:00 am.     TERRY'S 8:10 am.      NAG'S HEAD  8:15 am

A) Walk Info

Leaders

Trevor Rawlings

Phone number

747-8270

Grade & Distance

9 mile Moderate

Approx. ascent 

1000 feet

Brief Description

This walk begins in the village of Threshfield so walkers need to be fully kitted up, including boots on the coach. Starting at the Old Hall Inn, we walk across fields to Skirethorns Lane. We walk up the lane and through Wood Nook caravan park to gain access to Threshfield Moor where we travel east for a while across open ground. Then we strike south to Boss Moor on an old bridleway, making for Hamerton Hill where there is a shooting box. We descend on Linton Moor, crossing a small ford,and making our way to the road. Having crossed the road we head for the pretty village of Linton with its picturesque bridge across a beck. Linton has the grand Fountaine's Hospital (1721) built by Richard Fountaine, a rich timber merchant, who supplied the planks to make the coffins during the great plague of London! Passing through Linton, we again cross a road and descend into Grassington via the pretty Linton Falls on the River Wharfe. Crossing the bridge brings us to the car park where the walk ends. This walk offers: woodland and moorland walking, game birds, streams and great views in good weather, some 360 degrees.


 B) Walk Info

Leader

Bob Armstrong

Phone numbers

962-1659

Grade & Distance

7 mile Moderate

Approx. ascent 

Two sections, the first is 200 feet across fields. The second 500 feet over 2.5 miles with only two short sharp sections.

Brief Description

From the main car park in Grassington we drop down to the river Wharf. Beginning along the river, and then through fields we reach Hebden. There is then a half mile walk along a very minor road to Hole Bottom, where we take a track alongside Hebden Beck and up onto Grassington Moor and the extensive old mine workings. Eventually we reach Yarnbury and follow Moor lane downhill for half a mile before continuing across fields back to Grassington.


C) Walk Info

Leader

Anne Rawlings

Phone numbers

747-8270

Grade & Distance

5 mile Easy

Brief Description

Leaving from the bottom of the car park, we reach the River Wharfe at the picturesque Linton Falls. Moving south-east on the Dales Way, we follow the river for a short while. We then move away from the river going north over fields and meadows to the Grassington-Hebden road. Having crossed the road, we descend into the delightful village of Hebden. Passing the Old School House Tea Rooms, we take the very pretty path by the stream back to the river. Here we can see the interesting Victorian pedestrian suspension bridge that connects Hebden with the village of Burnsall. From the bridge it is a pleasant stroll along flat ground and by the river all the way back to Grassington and the awaiting coach. The terrain is generally flat or down hill virtually all the way and with comparatively little mud. There is a short downhill path from Hebden to the river where some might welcome sticks.

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