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Pen-y Ghent, reached from Horton or Ribblehead.

Nine Standards, at the end of Mallerstang Edge. Reached from Garsdale or Kirkby Stephen. Very atmospheric if the weather allows you to see them! A venue mainly for strenuous walks.

Top Withins from Pennine Way, visited on Calderdale walks and members’ walks on Thursdays.

 

 

Members Events and information

The events detailed within this section are for members only. They cover a wider range of walking areas than our guided walks for the general public.

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Discounts

As a reminder, the following establishments now offer discounts to Friends of DalesRail members on production of their membership cards.

Chevin Trek, Otley
- Tel: 01943 851166
Website link
Cotswold Outdoors, Harrogate
- Tel: 01423 701100
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Cotswold Outdoor, Core Shopping Centre, Leeds
- Tel: 0113 245 0879
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Nevisport Outdoor Clothing
- Tel: 01397 704 921
Website link
Discount code for members - please see your 2017/18 membership card or ask a member of the FDR committee
Please click here to see their walking gear range

The list of those establishments which offer discounts will be updated here.


About Members Events

FDR has a history and culture of coach excursions, weekend short breaks and week long holidays. These date back to when our organisation was founded in 1980 and the DalesRail fully integrated town and bus service, operated only on summer weekends once a month. To hold the membership together and provide the opportunity for collective walking as a group. Coach excursions were scheduled as once per month events in winter and in the summer, once per month on a weekend when DalesRail did not operate.

When the Settle/Carlisle line was finally reprieved from closure in 1989 and a regular year round passenger service was established, we saw no reason why activities which had given so much pleasure to members and had transported them to areas not accessible by train, should be suspended. The programme of events was merely adjusted to avoid a clash of activities. Regretfully, for administrative and logistical purposes, these elements of our events have to be restricted to members of the organisation.

The coach trips, which were held monthly on Sundays, covered almost anywhere within a 2 hour coach trip of Leeds. We regularly visited areas such as the North Pennines, the Lake District, Derbyshire, Lancashire and the North York Moors and Coast.

The weekend and longer holiday trips use either hotel or youth hostel accommodation and have previously included visits to Scotland, Wales and Ireland. There will normally be at least three grades of walk put on each day. Details of future trips can be found in the Holidays section.

Other forthcoming trips and activities are listed below - you can also find detailed information in the Past Events section.


Thursday Midweek Walks

for members only

First Thursday of each month

One walk only - 10/12 miles - moderate

ALL MEET AT 10.00 AM

2017

7 December 2017 Ilkley Circular
Meet at Ilkley Train Station


Please telephone Val Stoneman on 0113 242 0018 for further details


Lake District Walks

for members only

2018

Midweek April to October - one strenuous walk

MEET AT GARGRAVE MAIN CAR PARK FOR 8.00 AM DEPARTURE


Tuesday 24 April 2018
Ullock Pike and Skiddaw
Start from Ravenstone
Wednesday 16 May 2018 Beda Fell and The Knott
Start from Martindale
Thursday 21 June 2018 Red Screes and Gray Crag
Start from Kirkstone Pass
Tuesday 17 July 2018 High Stile and Great Borne
Start from Buttermere
Wednesday 22 August 2018 Levers Water and Coniston Old Man
Start from Coniston
Thursday 20 September 2018 Glaramara and Great Gable
Start from Seathwaite Farm
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Bampton Common
Start from Burnbanks


Please telephone Alan Kemmenoe on 07933 294740 for further details about strenuous walks

 

2018

Midweek April to August - one moderately/strenuous walk

MEET AT GIGGLESWICK STATION CAR PARK (FREE) ON THE A65 OPPOSITE THE CRAVEN ARMS AT 8.15 AM

OR AT THE START OF THE WALK AT 9.45 AM

 

Monday 16 April 2018 Swindale
Start from Swindale Lane, OS map OL5, grid ref 522142
Tuesday 12 June 2018 Kentmere Horseshoe: shortened version
Start from Maggs Howe B&B, OS map OL7, grid ref 463042
Thursday 9 August 2018 Crinkle Crags
Start from Old Dungeon Ghyll car park, Great Langdale


Please telephone Merrilyn Hall on 07807 200 517 for further details about moderately/strenuous walks


Other Events

for members only

2017/8

 

Sunday 26 November 2017 Annual General Meeting
Black Horse, Skipton

 

2018 Leaders and Backups Meeting
Details to be confirmed

 


Please see the members' Newsletter or

Telephone Diane Taylor on 0113 293 1924 for further details