Otley Walking Festival 2014

 

SATURDAY 21 JUNE

SHIPLEY TO OTLEY
Meet Woof at 9.15am at Otley Bus Station. Bus to Shipley departs 9.30am. Bring bus fare/pass.
Hills, fields, traditional hamlets, great views.
9.5 miles            6 hrs.             Moderate          Linear

THE BACON BUTTIE WALK  
Meet Sue Long at The Buttercross, Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ. Depart 9.30am. Bring lunch. Opportunity to buy a bacon buttie half way round.
Three steep climbs rewarded by wonderful views.
12 miles          6 hrs.        Moderate/Hard       Circular

BREWERY WALK
Meet Andy FitzGerald, Otley Pub Club, 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. Booking essential: Festival office at Chevin Trek on 01943 851166.
Boots, brewery, beers, and more!
7 miles         7.5hrs (total)      Moderate            Linear

ROUNDHAY PARK AND CANAL GARDENS
Meet David Shaftoe, Open Country, at Roundhay Mansion, Mansion Lane, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2HH. Depart 11am. Wheelchair accessible walk. Booking essential: Open Country 01423 507227.
Historic parkland, wildlife. Firm paths with some steep gradients.  
2.5 miles             4 hrs               Easy              Circular

TROLL STROLL
A self-led walk for families. Collect your map (£1) from Chevin Trek, 34 Gay
Lane, Otley, LS21 1BR during shop opening hours.  Then start any time, any day. Follow clues to discover the Troll’s name.
Unlock the secrets of Otley’s historic market town
2 miles                 2 hrs.             Easy             Circular

WALKING WITH WINE AT THE HALL
Meet Ruth at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ.  Depart 2pm. Post-walk drink at Farnley Hall. £5 payable on booking. Booking opens May 6th: Festival Office, Chevin Trek on 01943 851166  places can also be booked online at our new website www.otleywalkingfestival.co.uk
Great views, conviviality, and wine to finish!
8 miles       5 hrs. (total)       Moderate          Circular

BAT TALK AND WALK
Meet Andrew Perry at Otley Old People’s Welfare Centre, Crossgate, Otley, LS21 1AA(opposite the Old Cock pub). Starts 8.30pm. Tickets £1 on the door. Bring warm clothes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Talk/slides then batwatching along the riverside.
1.5 miles           3hrs (total)           Easy           Linear

SUNDAY 22 JUNE

SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 1:  OTLEY –  BLUBBERHOUSES
Meet Stuart Fildes at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 10am. £4 for minibus payable on booking. Booking opens May 6th at the Festival Office: 01943 851166. Preference given to those doing all 3 stages.
Moors, valleys, scenery, adventure.
10 miles     5.5 hrs.     Moderate/Hard        Linear
The Six Dales Trail walk is now fully booked

WOMEN’S POWER WALK
Meet Angela Wilkinson at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 10.15am.
Power walking – a great way to get fit and healthy. Come and give it a try!
8 miles        2.5 hrs.      Moderate             Circular

PAS SI LOIN D’ICI A LA (NOT SO FAR FROM HERE TO THERE)
Meet Roger Voller at Otley bus station for 10.37am X84 toBramhope. Walk departs the King Rd bus stop, Bramhope at 10.50am.
Fieldpaths, woodland, great views over to Otley
7 miles            3.5 hrs.        Moderate        Linear

MENSTON, MOORS AND TEA.
Meet Carol Downing, Leeds Combined Arts, at the Maltshovel, 32 Main St., Menston, LS29 6LL.  Depart 12.30pm.  Great tea shop at the end.
Woodland, moors, local history.
7 miles          3.5hrs.       Moderate          Circular

FOLLOW THE STRINGS
Meet Terry Williams, Otley Music & Arts, at the Woolpack Music &Arts Studio, 14 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 3AB. Depart 7.30pm. for a musical mysterypub tour with Otley Ukulele Orchestra
Good song and good cheer.
1.5 miles        2 hrs           Easy            Linear

MONDAY  23 JUNE

SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 2:  BLUBBERHOUSES -  BOUTHWAITE
Meet Stuart Fildes at Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS for minibus. Depart 9am. £5 each. Booking essential: details asfor Stage 1.
More moors, valleys, scenery, adventure.
13 miles          7 hrs.       Moderate/Hard          Linear
The Six Dales Trail walk is now fully booked

A MERRYBEGOT HERMIT
Meet Woof at 9.30am. at Otley bus station for X84 to Burley start. Walk departs 9.50am at junction Sun Lane and Main St. Bring tea/cake money.
A fascinating history story.
10 miles         6 hrs.        Moderate/Hard        Circular
The Six Dales Trail walk is now fully booked

MEANWOOD VALLEY TRAIL TO GOLDEN ACRE
Meet Ray Moss at Otley Bus Station for 9.40am X84 to Leeds. Walk departs 10.15am at the HR Marsden statue on Woodhouse Moor, Leeds. Optional café stop at end. Bus back to Otley. 
Streamside paths, meadows, and woodlands. 
8 miles         4 hrs. walking      Moderate       Linear

SALTAIRE CIRCUIT
Meet Janet Matthews at the bandstand, Roberts Park, Saltaire. Depart 11.00am. Optional pub stop at end.
Gentle hills, riverside, & spectacular five rise locks!
6.5 miles           4 hrs.           Moderate          Circular

SAUNTER WITH STROLLING MINSTREL
Meet Yorkshire Minstrel, Eddie Lawler, and friends outside the Junction pub, Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD. Depart 7.30pm.
A musical stroll round Otley's famous Inns.
1 -2 miles          3 hrs.               Easy              Linear

TUESDAY 24 JUNE

SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 3:  BOUTHWAITE - MIDDLEHAM.
Meet Stuart Fildes at Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS. Depart 8.30am. £7 each. Booking essential: details as for Stage 1.
Moors, valleys, water, scenery, adventure.
15 miles         8 hrs.          Mod/Hard          Linear

RAILWAY FOOTPATH
Meet Kevin Cooney, Otley Railway Footpaths Group, outside Goods Funeral
Service, High Dykes, 82, Bradford Rd., Otley, LS21 3LE. Depart 10am.
Old railway and field paths, plus several stiles! 
4 miles          2.5 hrs.           Easy             Circular

LITTLE ALMSCLIFFE
Meet Kev Judd at Lindley Bridge, Farnley (Grid Ref: SE 225 484). Depart
10am.
Steady climb to start, high pasture, stunning view
8.5 miles       5hrs.          Moderate           Circular

WALK FOR WORSHIP – RECREATING A CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGE
Meet Sandy Lay at Manchester Square, Otley LS21 1BS for minibus to start. Depart 1.15pm. £2 payable on booking.  Booking essential: 07533581228 or sandy.lay@leeds.gov.uk
Follow the pre-1851 route over the tops from Myddleton Lodge to Otley.
8 miles      4hrs (walking)      Moderate      Linear

WAYZGOOSE WEAVE
Meet the Wharfedale Wayzgoose Morris Side and friends at the Otley Maypole, Manchester Square, Otley LS21 1BS. Depart 7.30pm
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 25 JUNE

THREE CRAGS WALK
Meet John Sparshatt, Long Distance Walkers Association, at 7.50am at Otley Bus Station for bus to start.  Walk departs 8.15am at Weeton Railway Station. Return to Otley by bus. 
Crags, crags, and more crags en route to Ilkley.
16 miles            8 hrs.            Hard              Linear

BOLTON ABBEY TO BURNSALL VIA SIMON’S SEAT.
MeetTim Huntley at 9.20am at Ilkley bus station. Bus departs 9.35am. Bring
beer/tea/cake money. Sorry, no dogs allowed due to access restrictions.  Return bus: 17.50 from Burnsall.
Riverside, gills, hills, moors, superb scenery.
11 miles   6.5 hrs. walking   Moderate/Hard    Linear

ILKLEY TO OTLEY VIA DUNKIRK!
Meet Jeff Davies on the 9.15am X52 bus at Otley bus station. Walk departs Ilkley bus station 9.40am. 
Moors, Fairy Dell, Dunkirk - fantastic views.
12 miles           6.5 hrs.         Moderate       Linear

FARNLEY HALL 
Meet Stuart Fildes at Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS. Depart 10 am. Walk and guided tour of Farnley Hall. £10 fee payable on booking.  Booking
opens May 6th :  contact Festival Office, Chevin Trek on  01943 851166 places can also be booked online at our new website www.otleywalkingfestival.co.uk
River, fields, scenery, Hall –  unique experience
8 miles      7 hrs. (total)      Moderate       Circular

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
Meet Vickie Orton, Wordweaver Stories, at Grove Hill Park Tennis Court, Bradford Rd., Otley.  Depart 10.30am.  Booking Essential: Otley Children’s Centre on 0113 3782861
Vickie will lead under 5s and their adults on a Bear Hunt. Don’t forget your bear!
0.5 miles           1 hr.            Easy             Circular

ALLOTMENT WALK
Meet Jason Knowles at the Buttercross, Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ. Depart 6.30pm
Green footed stroll round our superb allotments.
3 miles           3 hrs.            Easy              Circular

THURSDAY 26 JUNE

ILKLEY CIRCULAR
Meet Sue Long at 9.30am Otley bus station for X84 bus to Ilkley. Return by bus.
Steep climb at start, moors, rivers, great views.
10 miles    5.5 hrs walking.  Moderate    Circular          

OTLEY ELLARCAR PIKE ROUND
Meet Ethel Hickton, Otley Walkers, at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ. Depart 10am. 
Hills, moors, great views - at a strong pace.
12 miles          6 hrs.         Moderate         Circular

A SUMMER WALK TO WINTERBURN
Meet Fran Coldrick at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 10 am.
Duck pond, green lanes, fells, Dales hamlets.
7.5 miles         4 hrs.        Moderate          Circular

KIRBY OVERBLOW CIRCULAR
Meet Sheila Collins at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 10.15 am. Bring lunch.
Field paths and riverside, at a leisurely pace.
6.5 miles         3.5hrs.        Moderate      Circular

LESSER KNOWN PATHS ON OTLEY CHEVIN
Meet Dave Robson at the footbridge at the top of Station Rd., Otley, LS21 3HX. Depart 10 am.
Explore the unexpected: a walk of discovery on theChevin. White House café stop. Steep in parts. 
3 miles           2 hrs.        Moderate          Circular

DESPICABLE LIARS EVENING MEANDER
Meet Jeanette Martin, Otley Word Feast, at Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ. Depart 7.30pm.
Suspended belief and sense of humour needed. 
1.5 miles             2 hrs.            Easy         Circular

FRIDAY 27 JUNE

MARKET TO MARKET (OTLEY+ YEADON) 
Meet Ryk and Bev Downes at the Buttercross, Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ. Depart 9.30am. Return by public transport.
Steep climb at start, great views. Bag a bargain?
4.5 miles          3 hrs.          Moderate         Linear

MEG’S MOORLAND MARCH
Meet Meg Morton at 9.30am at Otley bus station for X84 to start. Walk departs 10.20am at the suspension bridge, Bark Lane, Addingham, LS29 0RA. Afternoon tea at Cockpit Farm.
Moorland, fields, woods, views at a brisk pace!
13.5 miles           6 hrs.           Hard             Linear

GUISELEY, HAWKSWORTH, BAILDON LOOP
Meet Heather Hodkinson at Otley bus station for 10am 33A bus to start. Walk departs 10.15am at White Cross pub, Otley Rd., Guiseley, LS20 8LY. Return by public transport.
Fields, heathland, woodland, hills and vales.
7 miles             4 hrs.          Moderate       Circular

BAILDON MOOR - 4000 YEARS OF HISTORY 
Meet Mike Lawson, Friends of Baildon Moor, at Baildon Moor, Upper car park, Bingley Rd., Baildon, BD17 (SE14284069). Depart 10.30am. Some uphill.
History, archaeology, mining, social history
5 miles             4 hrs.           Easy             Circular

THE AFTER-WORK STRESS BUSTER
Meet Kev Judd at the sundial in Wharfemeadows park, Otley. Depart 6pm.
Walk away those post-work blues! 
5 miles            2.5 hrs.       Moderate         Circular

OTLEY IN BLOOM
Meet David Bellerby, Otley in Bloom, at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ. Depart 7pm.
Explore the highlights of Otley in Bloom.
4 miles          2 hrs.              Easy             Circular

SATURDAY 28 JUNE

ASKWITH & DOB PARK BRIDGE
Meet Peter Young, Burley Bridge Association, at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley  (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 9.30am. Sorry no dogs allowed.
Local ups & downs, riverside paths, good views.
10 miles          6 hrs.          Moderate        Circular  

LE MENSTON CIRCULAIRE
Meet Ollie Drury at Menston Railway Station. Depart 10am. Café et gateaux
opportunities at Bleach Mill en route. Some steep ups and downs.
Fieldpaths,hills, moorland with lovely views. 
10 miles      6.5 hrs.     Moderate/Hard     Circular

CAKES AND ALE III
Meet Hank at the footbridge at the top of Station Rd., Otley, LS21 3HX. Depart 10am. Cake + ale money essential. Only two steep climbs.
Stunning views, cakes at lunch, ale at the end.
14 miles       7 hrs.      Moderate/Hard      Circular

LE TOUR DE VIEUX EMMERDALE
Meet Candy and Mike at Aireborough Leisure Centre, Guiseley, LS20 9BT. Depart 11am. £12 for bacon buttie/hot drink at Toby Tea Room; bangers & mash at Coopers, Guiseley to finish. Booking essential: 07759210034.
Well-trodden paths with lots to keep you going!
8 miles          5 hrs.          Moderate          Circular

SATURDAY’S SOCIABLE SAUNTER
Meet Stuart Fildes at Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ. Depart 6pm. End at Whittakers pub for BBQ. Option for BBQ without walking. £4 BBQ payable on booking: 01943 465270. Booking closes 26 June.
Scenery, socialising and strolling.
5 miles        2.5hrs        Moderate             Circular

SUNDAY 29 JUNE

UNE AUTRE PROMENADE SANS NOM
Meet Stuart Fildes, Walkers are Welcome (Otley), at Manchester Square, Otley LS21 1BS. Depart 9am.
Meadows, riverbanks, woodland, great views.
13 miles        6.5 hrs.          Moderate          Circular

WILD FOOD WALK
Meet Craig Worrall, Edible Leeds, at Manchester Square, Otley LS21 1BS for minibus transport. Depart 10am. £4 minibus fee payable on booking. Booking opens May 6th : 07899 752447 or email edible.leeds@gmail.com
Food for free - knowing where to look!
3 miles           3.5 hrs.             Easy          Circular

MEANDRE PARESSEUX DE DIMANCHE MATIN (LAZY SUNDAY MEANDER)
Meet Roger Voller outside Otley Library, Nelson Rd, Otley, LS21
1EZ. Depart 11am.
Easy going terrain, relaxed pace, heading east.
4.5 miles         2.5 hrs.           Easy           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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