QCP Walking Group at Conistone Dib Near Grassington – Monday 28th December 2015

Members of the Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group, left Queensbury at 9.00 am on Monday 28th December 2015. They used a mini bus to transport the 10 members to Grassington. We then walked to the village of Conistone which is only half a mile from the well known Kilnsey Cragg. At Conistone we stopped for a lunch break. We then set off to negotiate or way up Conistone Dib. Then back to Grassington for a well deserved drink.

Grassington 1940`s Weekend with QCP Walking Group 19 September 2015

On Saturday 19th September 2015 members of the Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group went to Grassington and completede a 8.5 mile walk, with 1,100 feet of climb. We walked to Hebden, Burnsall, Thorpe, Linton, Linton Falls then visited the Grassington 1940`s  Weekend which is held in the village centre and the large car park. A fantastic time was had by all.

 

Penyghent – Sunday 12th July 2015 with Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group

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On Sunday 12th July 2015, members of the Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group are going for a walk in the Yorkshire Dales. We are joining people who are preparing for their trek in Sri Lanka in November. Their trek is in support of Marie Curie, and this Dales walk is not a fund raising event. The walk will commence at the small hamlet of Helwith Bridge, then up a track to the slopes of Penyghent. Then the climb to the summit of Penyghent for fantastic all round views. Then we have the descent via Hull Pot, a vast hole in the ground. Followed by a walk down the track into Horton in Ribblesdale where there are toilets a café and pubs. After a break we follow the River Ribble using paths at its side, then back to our starting point, where we may visit the Helwith Bridge Inn for a well-earned soft drink or something stronger for the none drivers. We use car share for the journey to keep the cost down. Final details of the start time have yet to be arranged, but it will be somewhere in the region of 8 to 9.00 am. We will arrive back in Queensbury between 5.00 to 6.00 pm. Further details can be obtained from Stuart Walker 078 1520 1650. Why not join us and see what we do? All welcome. 9.5 miles with 530 metres of ascent. All of the climb is in the first 3 miles.preparing for their trek in Sri Lanka in November. Their trek is in support of Marie Curie, and this Dales walk is not a fund raising event. The walk will commence at the small hamlet of Helwith Bridge, then up a track to the slopes of Penyghent. Then the climb to the summit of Penyghent for fantastic all round views. Then we have the descent via Hull Pot, a vast hole in the ground. Followed by a walk down the track into Horton in Ribblesdale where there are toilets a café and pubs. After a break we follow the River Ribble using paths at its side, then back to our starting point, where we may visit the Helwith Bridge Inn for a well-earned soft drink or something stronger for the none drivers. We use car share for the journey to keep the cost down. Final details of the start time have yet to be arranged, but it will be somewhere in the region of 8 to 9.00 am. We will arrive back in Queensbury between 5.00 to 6.00 pm. Further details can be obtained from Stuart Walker 078 1520 1650. Why not join us and see what we do? All welcome. 9.5 miles with 530 metres of ascent. All of the climb is in the first 3 miles.preparing for their trek in Sri Lanka in November. Their trek is in support of Marie Curie, and this Dales walk is not a fund raising event. The walk will commence at the small hamlet of Helwith Bridge, then up a track to the slopes of Penyghent. Then the climb to the summit of Penyghent for fantastic all round views. Then we have the descent via Hull Pot, a vast hole in the ground. Followed by a walk down the track into Horton in Ribblesdale where there are toilets a café and pubs. After a break we follow the River Ribble using paths at its side, then back to our starting point, where we may visit the Helwith Bridge Inn for a well-earned soft drink or something stronger for the none drivers. We use car share for the journey to keep the cost down. Final details of the start time have yet to be arranged, but it will be somewhere in the region of 8 to 9.00 am. We will arrive back in Queensbury between 5.00 to 6.00 pm. Further details can be obtained from Stuart Walker 078 1520 1650. Why not join us and see what we do? All welcome. 9.5 miles with 530 metres of ascent. All of the climb is in the first 3 miles.On Sunday 12th July 2015, members of the Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group are going for a walk in the Yorkshire Dales. We are joining people who are preparing for their trek in Sri Lanka in November. Their trek is in support of Marie Curie, and this Dales walk is not a fund raising event.

The walk will commence at the small hamlet of Helwith Bridge, then up a track to the slopes of Penyghent. Then the climb to the summit of Penyghent for fantastic all round views.

Then we have the descent via Hull Pot, a vast hole in the ground. Followed by a walk down the track into Horton in Ribblesdale where there are toilets a café and pubs.

After a break we follow the River Ribble using paths at its side, then back to our starting point, where we may visit the Helwith Bridge Inn for a well-earned soft drink or something stronger for the none drivers.

We use car share for the journey to keep the cost down.

We will meet near the Ford Hill News Agent at 9.00 am. Using as few cars as possible we will travel to Helwith Bridge. We will arrive back in Queensbury between 5.00 to 6.00 pm.

Further details can be obtained from Stuart Walker 078 1520 1650.

Why not join us and see what we do? All welcome even if you do not have a car. We just need to know numbers in advance so we have enough cars.

The walk is 9.5 miles, with 530 metres of ascent. All of the climb is in the first 3 miles.

 

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QCP Walking Group – Daffodil Walk Sunday 22 March 2015

Members of the Queensbury Community Programme attended the Marie Curie Daffodil Walk at Bingley on Sunday 22nd March 2015. We did not complete the 6 mile walk due to the beautiful warm weather. We extended the walk to include the outskirts of Keighley at Thwaites, East Morton and the Five Rise Locks. This made the walk 10 miles in length.

Walking Monday 16 February 2015

Do you want to join us on Monday 16th February for a walk from Buckden located in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales. The plan is to meet at The Waggoner’s car park, Ford Hill, Queensbury  at 8.00 am. We will then travel to Steeton for breakfast. Then onto Buckden where toilets are available.

The walk will be over the hill from Buckden into the next Dale, Litton Dale via Firth Fell. We have the opportunity of stopping in the village of Litton, although the pub is closed, http://queensarmslitton.co.uk/ http://www.littondale.net/wordpress/Litton

A walk then to Halton Gill following the course of the River Skirfare. http://www.boydharris.co.uk/070705.htm

At Halton Gill we start the climb up to Horse Head then descent into Yockenthwaite, in Langstrothdale. Then into Hubberholme http://www.thegeorge-inn.co.uk/  this is also closed and then back to Buckden.

12 miles and 800 metres of ascent.

Regards

Stuart

Walking Group visit to Malham – Saturday 25 October 2014

All images by Julie Russell.

Members of the Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group went to Malham on Saturday 25 October 2014. From Malham we walked up to Malham Cove and had a look at the water flowing from the base of the Cove, then an upward glance revealed the full height of the Cove a 80 metre (260 foot) high cliff face. We then climbed up the 400 irregular stone steps to the top of the Cove. there was no rush do this. Then through the dry valley and onto Malham Tarn, a glacial lake 377 metres (1,237 ft) above sea level, making it the highest lake in England.  It takes approximately 11 weeks for water to leave the lake after it has entered. The primary outflow is a small stream at the southern end of the lake. The outflow stream goes underground after approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) before emerging downstream of Malham Cove as a source of the River Aire. Then we passed Seaty Hill  with a good-sized burial mound on top, and then walked through the old Roman Marching Camp, then to Gordale Scar, It contains two waterfalls and has overhanging limestone cliffs over 100 metres high. The gorge could have been formed by water from melting glaciers or a cavern collapse. Then onto Janet’s Foss and back to Malham.

About 9.7 miles, breakfast at a café in Steeton and toilets in Malham.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malham_Cove

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malham_Tarn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordale_Scar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet’s_Foss

 

Grassington Walk and 1940’s Weekend with QCP Walking Group