Walk Calendar

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Otley Walking Festival Office 07564 625129

Otley Walking Festival
June 23rd to July 1st 2018

Walking Festival calendar

Previous Day Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Next Day
9:00

WELCOME WAY STAGE 2

Meet John and Randal at Menston railway station. Depart 9am.

Moorland, hills, glens and superb scenery at a strong pace.  

18 miles                  8 hrs.                 Hard                   Circular

9:00

STANZA STONES

Meet Michael Hare, Otley Walkers, at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Otley. Depart 9am. Sorry, no dogs due to livestock.

Moorland, woodland, the famous Stanza stones.  

13 miles              7.5 hrs.           Moderate           Circular

9:30

AN OARSOME WALK

Meet Steph Walden at Menston Railway Station (accessible by bus from Otley). Walk departs 9.30am. Return by train from Shipley. Drinks available at Rowing Club bar.  Sorry, no dogs due to livestock.  

Wooded valleys, moorland, canal, historic rowing club, historic Saltaire village

9 miles                6.5 hrs.         Moderate            Linear

9:50

NIDDERDALE GREENWAY: HARROGATE TO RIPLEY CASTLE

Meet Ray Moss at Otley bus station, Stand 5. X52 bus departs 9.50am. Walk starts 10.35 at Dragon Rd car park, Harrogate (SE306558). Walk ends Ripley Castle. Bus back to Otley. Gentle stroll along old railway line, great views.

5 miles              2 hrs.                  Easy                  Linear

11:00

THE CHIPPENDALE TRAIL

Meet Bob Brook outside Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St., Otley, LS21 3AN. Depart 11am. In conjunction with Otley’s Chippendale 300 celebrations.  Finish in the old Grammar School [now a Stew & Oyster pub!] For details other Chippendale 300 events in Otley see www.visitotley.co.uk and for national events see www.chippendale300.co.uk

Visit locations associated with Chippendale’s early life in 18th century Otley.

2 miles                 1.5 hrs                  Easy                       Circular

13:30

BIRDSONG WALK AT GALLOWS HILL

Meet Linda Jenkinson, of Start Birding, at Gallows Hill Nature Reserve car park, Otley, LS21 1HL. Depart 1.30pm. Booking opens 1 May: 07778 768719.

Quiet listening walk identifying birds by song.

2 miles              1.5 hrs.                 Easy                  Circular

19:00

NORDIC WALKING TASTER

Meet Jane Thomas, Nordic Walking UK, at Audley Clevedon, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley. Depart 7 pm.  Numbers limited. Booking opens 1 May: www.daleswaynordicwalking.co.uk/activities

Try out Nordic walking and feel the benefits.

1 mile                 45 mins.              Easy                 Circular

19:30

WAYZGOOSE WEAVE

Meet the Wharfedale Wayzgoose Morris Side and friends at Chevin Cycles 10 Chevin Fold, Otley, LS21 1BR. Depart 7.30pm

Dance, walk, wander & make merry via a few of Otley’s fine ale houses.

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