SATURDAY 23 JUNE

THE DALES WAY: ILKLEY – GRASSINGTON

Meet Randal Metzger at Ilkley Bus Station. Depart 8.30am.  Bus back to Ilkley leaves Grassington at 5.30pm.  Reasonable fitness required. Bring bus fare or bus pass + spending money.  Numbers limited. Booking essential: 01943 461661

Riverside, historic, scenic.

16.5 miles        9.5 hrs.(total)         Moderate            Linear

A GIANT’S LEAP – OTLEY TO ILKLEY  

Meet Sue Long and Anne Skidmore at The Buttercross, Market Place, Otley. Depart 9.30am 

Some steep climbs rewarded by extensive views.

9 miles            5 hrs.                     Moderate              Linear  

 BREWERY WALK

Meet Andy FitzGerald, Otley Pub Group, at the Yew Tree car park, Newall Carr Road, Otley, LS21 2AU. Depart 9.30am. £10 fee for WharfeBank Brewery tour. Finish at the Fleece, Otley. Numbers limited. Booking essential by 20 June: contact the Festival office at Chevin Trek on 01943 851166.
 Boots, brewery, beers, and more!
7 miles             7.5 hrs.        Moderate            Circular     

THE CHEVIN – A VIEW FROM AFAR

Meet Candy and Michael at the White Cross pub, Otley Rd. Guiseley, LS20 8LY (free cark park). Depart 9.45 am.

Moorland paths and reservoirs. Finish at the White Cross with optional drink.

8 miles             5.5 hrs.          Moderate          Circular

 

TODDLERS’ TREASURE TRAIL 

Meet Helen Craddock at Lower Shawfield car park, East Chevin Rd., Otley. Depart any time between 11am and 1pm. Picnic area available.

A fun walk for pre-school children and their adults on a themed trail. Look out for the Mr Men.

1 mile            1.5 hrs.             Easy             Circular

 TEA AND CAKES AT THE HALL

Meet Ruth at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 11am.  Walk plus tea & cakes at Farnley Hall. £2 payable on booking. Numbers limited.

Booking essential by 16 June: contact Festival Office at Chevin Trek on  01943 851166 

Views from the tops, tea and cakes at the Hall.

6  miles       4.5 hrs. (total)     Moderate          Circular

 WALKING IN MAN-MADE LAND

Jur Keessen, Otley Walkers’ ever popular philosopher and raconteur, shows us a new aspect of the landscapes people have made. Starts 7.30pm. at The Old People’s Community Centre, Crossgate, Otley, LS21 1AA  (opposite The Old Cock pub).

Expect the unexpected!

Tickets £1 on the door.

 SUNDAY 24 JUNE

SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 1:  OTLEY  –  BLUBBERHOUSES

Meet Stuart Fildes at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 10am. £4 each. Numbers limited. Preference given to those doing all 3 stages. Booking essential at the Festival Office: 01943 851166.

Moors, valleys, scenery, adventure.

10 miles         6 hrs.          Moderate/Hard        Linear

A WASHBURN WANDER

Meet Heather Hodkinson at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 9.30am. 

Varied scenery, moorlands and waterscape.

8 miles          4.5 hrs          Moderate             Circular

 ILKLEY – SILSDEN VIA ADDINGHAM MOORSIDE

Meet Andrew Perry at Otley Bus Station. Bus departs 9.52am. Walk departs Ilkley Bus Station at 10.10am.  Return bus 14.27. Bring bus fare + tea/cake money. 

Rolling fields and country lanes with time to stop at The Elms Art Gallery.

6.5 miles        5.5 hrs. (total)       Easy            Circular

 THE CHEVIN ROCKS, FOSSILS AND LANDSCAPES TRAIL

Meet Alison Tymon, West Yorkshire Geology Trust, at East Chevin Quarry car park, East Chevin Rd., Otley. Depart 2pm.

Family walk. Some steep slopes. Fossils, rocks, views, disused quarries.

1.5 miles          3 hrs.             Easy            Circular

 DESPICABLE LIARS EVENING MEANDER

Meet Jeanette Martin at The Buttercross, Market Place, Otley. Depart 7.30pm. Finish in the pub. Suspended disbelief and a sense of humour essential

1.5 miles             2 hrs.            Easy         Circular

 MONDAY  25 JUNE

 SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 2:  BLUBBERHOUSES -  BOUTHWAITE

Meet Stuart Fildes at Otley Civic Centre for minibus transport.  Depart 9am. £5 each. Booking details as for Stage 1.

13 miles            8 hrs.          Mod/Hard          Linear

More moors, valleys, scenery, adventure.

 STORITHS CIRCULAR

Meet Eric Wright at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 9.30am. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Moorland, Simon’s Seat, great views.

10.5 miles       5 hrs.           Moderate         Circular

NIDDERDALE NOODLE

Meet Jeanette Martin at Wharfemeadows car park, off  Farnley Lane, Otley  (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 10am. 

Pasture, woodland, riverside, pub stop halfway.

(Option to leave the walk at lunchtime after 5 miles).   

 9 miles         6 hrs.         Moderate        Circular

 NOT SO FAR FROM THE WATER’S EDGE
Meet Roger Voller at Swinsty Moor Car Park (located at the southern end of Fewston rreservoir Dam). Depart 10.30am. at the entrance height barrier.
Pastures, woodlands, and views of Fewston Reservoir.
 
6.5 miles         3 hrs.         Moderate         Circular

 SAUNTER WITH STROLLING MINSTREL

Meet Fran and Ruth at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 7.30pm.

Join Yorkshire minstrel, Eddie Lawler, on a stroll round Otley's famous Inns. Bring your own favourite verses, tales or songs to add to the Festival fun.

1 -2 miles         2-3 hrs             Easy              Linear

 TUESDAY 26 JUNE

 

SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 3:  BOUTHWAITE - MIDDLEHAM.

Meet Stuart Fildes at Otley Civic Centre for minibus transport.  Depart 8.30am. £7 each. Booking details as for Stage 1.

Moors, valleys, water, scenery, adventure.

15 miles          8 hrs.            Moderate          Linear

 UPPER WHARFEDALE CIRCULAR

Meet Derek Garnham at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 9.15am. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Riverside, meadows, woodland, waterfalls, history.

7 miles        7 hrs (total)        Moderate      Circular


ALMSCLIFFE CRAG CIRCULAR

Meet Andy FitzGerald at the sundial in Wharfemeadows Park, Otley. Depart 9.30am.

River, crag, trout. Tea stop at Braythorne Bees Café.

16 miles        6.5 hrs.            Hard              Circular  

 RAILWAY FOOTPATH

Meet Kevin Cooney, Otley Railway Footpaths Group, outside Goods Funeral Sevice, High Dykes, Bradford Rd., Otley. Depart 10am.

Walk along the old railway, cross open fields, and return via Otley golf course. Several stiles on route.

4 miles            2.5hrs.              Easy             Circular

LOST HAMLETS OF BAILDON MOOR

Meet Mike Lawson, Baildon Local History Society/ Friends of Baildon Moor, at the Ian Clough car park, Hall Cliffe, Baildon, BD17 6ND.  Depart 2pm.

History, geology, natural history, industrial archaeology.

3 miles           2 hrs.                Easy             Circular

WALKING INTO THE SUNSET 

Meet Yvonne Barnard at Otley Bus Station for X84 bus.  Bus departs 5.40pm. Walk departs 6pm at the Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd., Leeds, LS16 7PH.

An evening walk along the high edge of Wharfedale to finish in an Otley pub.

10 miles           4 hrs.             Moderate         Linear

WAYZGOOSE WEAVE

Meet the Wharfedale Wayzgoose Morris Team and friends at 7.30pm at the Otley Maypole, Manchester Square, Otley.

Dance, walk, wander & make merry via a few of Otley’s fine ale houses. End in a local pub!

2-3 miles        2 hrs. (plus)           Easy           Circular

WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF TIMBLE MAN

Meet Kevin Judd at the sundial in Wharfemeadows park, Otley.   Depart 9.30am.

Follow in the footsteps of a 19th century Dalesman.  

12 miles       7 hrs.       Moderate/Hard       Circular

 BURNSALL CIRCULAR

Meet Jeanette Martin at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 9.30am

The Dales via pub and river.

7.5 miles      5 hrs.            Moderate           Circular

 CUP & RINGS ON ILKLEY MOOR

Meet Jur Keessen at Otley Bus Station for X84. Bus departs 9.40am.  Bus back from Burley in Wharfedale.  Bus fare essential.

12 cup & ring marked stones, cairns, stone circle.
8 miles           5 hrs.        Moderate/Hard       Linear

 RED KITE WALK

Meet John Sparshatt, Long Distance Walkers Association, at 9.50am.at Otley Bus Station for bus to start of walk. (Walk will finish in Otley).

Red Kites, Rougement Scar, Harewood Estate.

14 miles          6 hrs.        Moderate/Hard     Linear

 THE DEIGHTON FAMILY

Meet Hank & Andy FitzGerald, Otley Pub Club, at the Junction pub, Bondgate, Otley. Depart 7pm.

The Deightons - history, mystery, and pubs. 

1 mile               1.5 hrs.            Easy           Circular

THURSDAY 28 JUNE

 

MENSTON CIRCULAR

Meet Sheila Collins and Sheila Towning, Otley Short Walks for All, at Menston Railway Station. Depart 10am.

Several stiles, village streets, farm track, fields, moorland and views.

6 miles           3 hrs.           Moderate          Circular

 FARNLEY HALL

Meet Stuart at the maypole, Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS. Depart 10 am. Walk plus guided tour of Farnley Hall followed by tea and cakes - £10 fee payable on booking.  Numbers limited. Booking essential by 22  June: contact Festival Office at Chevin Trek on  01943 851166

River, fields, scenery, Farnley Hall – a unique experience.

8 miles        7 hrs. (total)      Moderate       Circular

 SALTAIRE CIRCULAR

Meet Ollie Drury at the canalside under the canal bridge on Victoria Rd., Saltaire. Depart 10.30am.

Water, woods, rocks, sculptures, moors, Bingley St. Ives estate

11 miles          6 hrs.             Moderate       Circular  

 
OTLEY FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS…

INTO THE WILD 

7.30pm. Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St., Otley. (Bar open 7pm)  Tickets £3 from Otley Courthouse (01943 467466/467216). Booking advised.

Sean Penn’s epic film of top student and athlete Christopher McCandless’ life-changing journey to Alaska. 

  FRIDAY 29 JUNE

 EARLY BIRDS ON THE CHEVIN

Meet Yvonne Barnard, Otley Walkers, at the Buttercross, Market Place, Otley. Depart 5am.

Early morning sun rise on the Chevin ridge.

6 miles         3 hrs.           Moderate            Circular

 LIMESTONE AND LEAD MINES

Meet Tim Huntley at Ilkley Bus Station for bus to Grassington. Bus departs 9.30am. Return bus from Grassington at 17.35 pm.  Bus fare + beer/cake/tea money essential.

Hills, gills and dibs with industrial history.

14 miles       7 hrs.         Moderate/Hard     Circular

 COXWALD JAUNT

Meet Fran Coldrick at Wharfemeadows car park, off  Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 9.30am. 

Tristram Shandy, abbey ruins, becks, fields, woods,  tea & cake (or a pint).

7.5 miles        4 hrs.         Moderate            Circular

 WESTON - CLIFTON CIRCULAR

Meet Don Boast and Stan Burton at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 10am.

Hills and fields with spectacular views.

8 miles          4 hrs.          Moderate            Circular

 THE AFTER-WORK STRESS BUSTER

Meet Kevin Judd at the sundial in Wharfemeadows park, Otley. Depart 6pm.

Walk away those post-work blues with a stroll to Clifton and Farnley (and back!)

5 miles           2.5 hrs.        Moderate          Circular

 OTLEY IN BLOOM

Meet David Bellerby,Otley in Bloom, at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 7pm Wheelchair/ pushchair accessible. (Two pushers per wheelchair, one should be strong!)

Follow some of the judging route for Otley’s entry into the 2012 Yorkshire in Bloom competition.

3 miles      2 hrs.           Easy             Circular

SATURDAY 30 JUNE

 YORKSHIRE HERITAGE WAY STAGE 4.

Meet Peter Young, Burley Bridge Association, outside Argos, Boroughgate, Otley for minibus transport. Depart 9.30am. £5 per person. Booking essential: 01943 466858 or 07949 645494.

Brimham Rocks to Ripon via Fountains Abbey.

9.5 miles          6.5hrs.          Moderate         Linear. 

 CAKES AND ALE

Meet Hank at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 10am. Cakes + ale money essential.

Stunning views, only two steep climbs, cakes at lunch, ale at the end.

14 miles       7 hrs.        Moderate/Hard      Circular

 

FROM HERE TO THERE?

Meet Roger Voller at Menston Railway Station at 10.35am. (return by train from Ilkley). Bring train fare.

Moors and more (some uphill pulls).
9 miles          6 hrs.            Moderate            Linear

GOLDEN ACRE  CIRCULAR

Meet Carol Downing, Leeds Combined Arts/Leeds YHA, at the Car Park at Golden Acre Park, Otley Road, Leeds.  Depart 11.30am.     

Fields and woodland at a gentle pace.

5 miles          3hrs.                Easy           Circular

 FESTIVAL FROLIC 

Celebrate a week of great walking.  Socialising, dancing, fun, and more! Tickets £9 to include finger buffet. Booking essential – 01943 465270.  Booking closes 28 June.

Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we hike!

8 pm – late. Otley Rugby Club, Cross Green, Otley, LS21 1HE.

 SUNDAY 1 JULY

 OTLEY LEATHLEY CLIFTON CIRCULAR

Meet Stuart Fildes, Walkers are Welcome (Otley), at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 10am.

Meadow paths with great views of Wharfedale.

11 miles        5 hrs.          Moderate          Circular

 POETRY IN MOTION  

Meet Ruth at the maypole, Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS. Depart 10am. Bring a favourite poem (or two) and tales to tell.

Poetry afoot, pints at the pub!

7 miles           4 hrs.           Moderate          Circular

 GRAND FINALE

Celebrate at 3.30 pm at the Manor Pub, Walkergate, Otley. Enjoy a drink (or two) with friends old and new. Be wowed by the magnificent raffle prizes.





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