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Healthy Walkers
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“During a period of ill-health, I was grateful to receive a
“Get Well’
card from the Fellowship via the Welfare Team”
Why I enjoy the    Fellowship.....

A blustery October Walk

 

Twelve Walkers met in the car park at Almscliffe Hall, Huby for a 4-mile circular walk, setting off towards our destination of Almscliffe Crag. It was a fine, dry morning as we crossed the main A658 road to follow a path through fields to reach Crag Lane where we crossed over and followed the footpath over a rather tricky stream section towards Holly Hill Farm. From here we walked through several fields with cows and their young calves that appeared very laid back as we passed by.

Arriving at the road to North Rigton we turned left towards Crag Farm, walking on the grass verge to allow tractors to pass, and at the junction turned right to the public footpath stile to the Crag. The Crag is a popular spot for rock climbers and this day was no exception. We stopped and watched them for a while before continuing round the Crag reaching our 'coffee stop'. It was very breezy but warm and the views were spectacular. We could see as far as Ilkley to the west and Drax power station to the south-east. The White Horse at Kilburn is usually visible on a clear day but that was not to be today.

We then continued on our way towards North Rigton turning right when we reached the road and crossing over and through the fields back down towards the top of Holly Park and passed the buildings at Holly Hill Farm and down to the main road and then onto the car park at the village hall.

From here some Walkers departed home for lunch, some to the Leathley Cafe and some stayed and had a picnic lunch making use of the seating at the Bowling Green.

A very enjoyable walk, even though there were lots of stiles, in good company with good weather.

 

Caroline Barker

 

On the 24th November eighteen walkers hoping to get healthier set off to walk around the Harewood Estate.

We met at 10.30am and parked our cars on Wike Lane. After dashing across the A61 we entered the Harewood Estate to be greeted by a magnificent view of Harewood House. A little further on the walk we passed by the village where they film Emmerdale but unfortunately the Woolpack Inn was closed!!

Along the way we passed by several herds of deer; the stags looked magnificent with their regal horns. Above us the Red Kites were circling, looking for food.

We made it to the only seat on the walk to have a drink and biscuit while overlooking the valley looking towards Almscliffe Craig where we had previously walked.

During our break the security guard from the Harewood Estate arrived. Apparently he was looking for a group of unruly walkers. He told us how much he loved his job but with a office like that, who wouldn’t .

When we reached the Muddy Paws Cafe a few of our group chose to have lunch there while the rest of us continued back to our cars.

We were so lucky with the weather - a dry and sunny day and as always it was nice to catch up with other Walkers and to have a chat and a laugh.

 

Chrisrtine Ledger

During our break the security guard from the Harewood Estate arrived. Apparently he was looking for a group of unruly walkers. He told us how much he loved his job but with a office like that, who wouldn’t .

When we reached the Muddy Boots Cafe a few of our group chose to have lunch there while the rest of us continued back to our cars.

We were so lucky with the weather - a dry and sunny day and as always it was nice to catch up with other Walkers and to have a chat and a laugh.

 

Christine Ledger

HEALTHY WALKERS JANUARY WALK

The weather was fine and sunny for our first walk of 2022 and 19 walkers, including two new members and a dog, met in Bilton for a leisurely walk to Knaresborough. We walked along, catching up with everyone since the last walk at Harewood in November and soon found ourselves with open views which belied the fact that we were so near to Harrogate. We met another member who was waiting by Bilton Hall and continued down the path to arrive at the main road in Knaresborough.

It was coffee time when we reached the first set of seats by the river so we sat down for a break and then recorded the walk with a photograph (right). The party then split up – some walking back to Harrogate, some going up to the market and some continuing the walk to meet the main road. It was then decided to walk back and we then chose different cafes for lunch. After that, we retraced our steps and walked back to our cars in Bilton.

We all agreed that we had been very fortunate to have such a pleasant day for weather in January and look forward to meeting again near  Studley Park in February.

Gillian Oldfield