WEEKEND MEET: THRUSCROSS, SUNDAY 26th MARCH 2017
Time: 09:45 for 10:00am
Start: Thruscross Reservoir Car Park (GR 153574)
Distance: 9.25 miles (15km)
Ascent: 1000ft (300mtrs)
Terrain: Paths, tracks, moorland and short section of tarmac.
Ground in parts can be slow draining after wet
A clockwise circular route of Thruscross Reservoir taking in Rocking Hall. Starting from the Yorkshire Water visitor’s car park we walk by the reservoir before taking the track to the main road and head across Rocking Moor to join a farm track that leads us to Rocking Hall and Rocking Stone (planned lunch stop). From there we’ll follow a thin beaters path (East) past some shooting butts over wet ground to join a track and continue down to a quarry where the path goes off to the right. Passing Brays Croft farm & Bramley Head Farm we eventually cross Whit Moor Road and head back down towards the reservoir crossing the bridge over the River Washburn. A clear path takes us up and over Far Comb Hill with the remainder of the walk along the edge of the reservoir. We hope to be back at the car park for about 3.00pm.
Note: There are no toilets or other facilities at or near the start point.
Great Whernside from Kettlewell.
Sunday 26th February 2017 at 10.00 hours
Where - Car Park in Kettlewell (Grid Ref SD968724) OS Explorer MAP OL/30
The walk will take us up on to the summit of Great Whernside (704m) from Kettlewell. Subject to the good old British weather excellent views can be had across Wharfedale. The walk is around 8 miles and would be classed as moderate. (Do not confuse this peak with Whernside in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks even though it is actually higher than Pen y Ghent!)
For those feeling fit and subject to the weather there is the option of extending the walk and taking in the summit of Buckden Pike where there is a memorial to a WW2 aircraft. This would make the walk around 12 miles.
Thursday February 16th
South Eastern Europe, Part 2
19:45 for 20:00 Start
Please note the new venue for Photo Shows. Thornfield House (Masonic Hall), Bruntcliffe Rd, Morley, Leeds LS27 0QG. http://www.thornfieldhouse.co.uk
South Eastern Europe
This is the show originally planned for last month but cancelled due to technical issues which, hopefully, have now been addressed and rectified. My admiration and thanks to Derek Field for stepping-in and providing an alternative show when things didn't go according to plan.
Matt Crawford will be continuing with the tales of his extended trip to this less visited part of Europe. He travelled extensively in an unusual mobile bunkhouse vehicle converted from an ex-German Army crane. Description and pictures of this unique 'climbers hut on wheels', together with accounts of it's travels is worth attending for alone. Part 1 covered the first month of Matt's trip, during which he concentrated on climbing (he climbed every day). Part 2 covers the last couple of weeks of his trip, during which he was mostly walking. Those who attended Part 1 will know that Matt tells a good tale to accompany his excellent photos.
BMC Yorkshire Area
Yorkshire Area Meeting: hill walking special
Location of event
The Wheatley Arms, Wheatley Lane, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8PP[View in google maps]
If you have an interest in hill walking, come along to our special area meeting with a hill walking focus at The Wheatley Arms in Ben Rhydding on Monday 24 April 2017, starting at 7.30pm.
Carey Davies, BMC Hill Walking Development Officer will be on hand to update us on the latest national hill walking activities.
Mark Allum, Head of Access and Engagement for the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be discussing;
Crowds – do we want them?
Tony Maskill-Rogan of Abbey Walks will be introducing us to the St. Bernard’s Way, a 1,573km / 977 mile brand new long distance walking route from Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire to Dijon in France, with possible extensions north to Melrose in Scotland and as well as even further south…
All are welcome. Food will be provided.
The venue is very convenient for the local railway station on the Leeds to Ilkley line.
Would you like to join?
The Club caters for all, young and old, expert and novice, and we boast a broad range of interests and experience. You are welcome to join us.
To find out more about becoming a member look at our membership pages or contact our New Member Co-ordinators Dave & Audrey Girt, using the form on the contact page.