Come to a celebration of hill walking in Yorkshire

Posted by Carey Davies on 05/04/2016
Ingleborough: on the route of the Dales High Way

Come celebrate hill walking in Yorkshire next Monday with a walk exploring the ancient artefacts of Ilkley Moor followed by a talk from the creator of a spectacular long-distance route across the roof of the Yorkshire Dales. All are welcome (and there is a bar on standby...!)

The BMC Yorkshire Area is devoting a day to hill walking on Monday April 11. The day features two events - an afternoon walk delving into Yorkshire's deep past, and a talk from Chris Crogan, creator of the spectacular Dales High Way

Afternoon walk: circles and swastikas

The walk will depart from the Wheatley Arms in Ben Rhydding at around 1pm and last about three hours. 

We will explore the spectacular open expanse of Ilkley Moor and take in its fascinating archaeology, like the Twelve Apostles stone circle and the mysterious Swastika Stone.

As well as having a great afternoon, we hope that it will be a good opportunity for you to meet other like-minded people, and for us to learn from you how the BMC might better meet your hill walking needs.  

The walk will be led by local BMC hill walking rep Paul Redding and be joined by the BMC's hill walking officer, Carey Davies. 

For more information see the BMC Community Site

Evening meeting: the Dales High Way

The meeting will include an open discussion on hill walking issues and future hill walking events, so come and let us know what you think are the key hill walking issues in the Yorkshire area, and how the BMC can become the natural home for hill walkers.
 
Our guest speaker is Chris Grogan, who in 2007 with her husband Tony devised A Dales High Way, a 90 mile route across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. They have also authored a number of guides to long distance paths in Yorkshire and Cumbria.
 
We will  have the latest information on the BMC Mend Our Mountains campaign, which includes raising funds for a repair project on Ingleborough’s Swine Tail path.
 
There will also be a short quiz to win a tour around the workshop of the Yorkshire bootmakers Altberg, and Cotswold Outdoor will have a display of hill walking gear with staff on hand to answer any questions.
 
For more information see the BMC Community Site

BMC members and non-members alike are welcome at both events. 

Look forward to seeing you there! 


The Access and Conservation Trust

The BMC's charity  the BMC Access & Conservation Trust  promotes sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside by facilitating education and conservation projects across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

By educating climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to enjoy outdoor recreation while minimising their impact on the landscape, conserving the UK’s upland resources, and campaigning for improved access rights, ACT enables future generations to continue to enjoy outdoor activities and the physical, mental and social benefits they bring to individual lives and society in general.

READ: More about the recent work of ACT

WATCH: the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign film


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