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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 walk Around Knaresborough

On January 23rd we were blessed with a bright sunny day when 18 walkers met at Waterside, Knaresborough.  We started following the route of the Knaresborough Round and from Low Bridge we climbed a short distance up the hill to come out onto open fields. Here some of us saw a fox and we all enjoyed views to the south of Harrogate. After safely crossing the railway  line and avoiding golf balls, we ended up at Forest Lane Head where we stopped for coffee.

Then it was The Beryl Burton Cycle Way before we turned down to the river and Horseshoe Field. After crossing the river we toured around Conningham Hall and finally dropped down to Waterside and lunch in one of the riverside cafés.

Sally Weatherill

Sculptures in Conningham Hall grounds


Twenty four walkers met in the car park at Fewston. It was a quiet uneventful walk but nevertheless an enjoyable outing. Twenty two of us then went for a ‘pre-arranged’ lunch at Millstones which offered a varied menu that suited most tastes. The well stocked Farm Shop was also popular which added to a very pleasant day out for everyone.

Mary Bradley.



Thirteen Healthy Walkers and Ruby met in the Village Hall Car Park in Markington on a fine day. Our numbers were depleted due to an outing to the Leeds Grand Theatre and holidays. We set off across the football pitch and onto the road and then turned into a lane and Markenfield Hall came into view very soon. We crossed a stile and walked across a ploughed field which fortunately was dry and arrived at the Hall and admired the Black Swans on the pond. Several members had a conversation with a guide who happened to be in the car park and he encouraged them to visit the Hall. There were lovely spring flowers growing in front of the Hall and we stopped for coffee and chose our lunch from menus that had been obtained in advance. Crossing another field we encountered a party of volunteers who were repairing a dry stone wall. We made our way to a lane along which we walked enjoying views of the church in Studley Park and How Hill on the horizon. We then turned off into a field which, on a clear day, would provide a view of The White Horse at Kilburn but, unfortunately, it was too overcast. We eventually met the stile near Markenfield Hall again and made our way back to the car park. We arrived at The Yorkshire Hussar Inn to find that our very enjoyable sandwich lunch was ready for us.

Gillian Oldfield


Around Stainburn

Sixteen Walkers and two children started from Pool-in-Wharfedale on an overcast morning. Firstly crossing the busy main road and then re-crossing it to climb a roadside stile into a field. Following the field track it was a lot quieter and less dangerous! We crossed into another field and climbed up to reach Hilltop Farm from which there was a beautiful view back over fields.

We walked  up to Stainburn Church, a small Norman church, where we stopped for refreshments. We also met a group of U3A walkers in the churchyard. Continuing on our walk and climbing yet more stiles, we saw evidence of Spring all around us from a chaffinch singing his song on top of a hawthorn tree to the chiff-chaff of a chaffinch calling and a few swallows dipping and diving overhead. Spring lambs and rabbits were in the fields with violets and bluebells in the hedgerows. The trees were blossoming and you could smell the wild garlic. This beautiful six-mile springtime walk was full of interest and new life. We ended the walk with a nice lunch at the farm shop on the Harrogate-Otley road.

Pamela Bowen