Sunday 29 December, starting and finishing in Horton in Ribblesdale
A mystery walk! We're deliberately not publishing a route for this guided walk so that we can make the best of the weather conditions on the day.
This is an open group walk where individuals can book to join a small group of no more than six people in total, plus your guide.
If weather and ground conditions permit, we hope to be able to walk up the hill called Pen-y-Ghent which is one of the famous 'Yorkshire 3 Peaks', and then possibly on to Plover Hill. In good visibility, the views from the summit are stunning! In poorer weather or ground conditions we have a couple of lower level walks to choose from. Whichever route we choose, the countryside around Horton-in-Ribblesdale is lovely!
You should be prepared to walk up to a maximum of 15km or 9 1/2 miles with up to 560m of ascent/descent, although it might be less than that. The ground could be wet and boggy in places (unless it's frozen) and stony in other places. If we do the ascent of Pen-y-Ghent, there is s steep rocky section that involves some easy scrambling up the rocks.
The price is £38 per person. Please book and pay below. You are booking with Cath Lee.
We meet at 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority car park in the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. It's next to the public toilets. There isn't a post code for the car park itself, but the cafe about 150 metres away is BD24 0HE. The car park is a pay and display and costs £4.50 per day. At the other end of the village, the Golden Lion Hotel sometimes opens up the field behind for car parking which is a little cheaper, but allow 5 minutes to walk to the meeting place. Please avoid parking on the roadside in the village, as local residents need to be able to park there.
Accessible by public transport if you travel there on the Saturday and back on the Monday. There is a railway station in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale is ideal, or the villages of Helwith Bridge, Austwick, or Clapham are all nearby, as is the town of Settle.