St Aidan's Walking Group
The St.Aidan's Walking Group meet each month to enjoy fellowship together and a walk of anything between 5 and 20 miles. Most walks are on a Saturday, normal meeting time is 10 a.m. at the church (though watch for details as dates and time may change). Walks in 2012 included several around the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, several coast walks and a weekend away in the Yorkshire Dales where a number of our group completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Click here to see pictures taken during the 2012 walks
In 2013 we plan to walk the length of the Yorkshire Wolds Way - not in one go, but in 12 circular walks (totalling 170 miles walking in the Yorkshire Wolds) - plus a few extra walks thrown in.
Most of the walks are "up-dale" and "across fields" and therefore sturdy, waterproof footwear is advised as well a water proof coat (though at times a sun-hat is also needed!). We normally stop for a picnic lunch, so bring a drink and a bite to eat.
Keep an eye on the web site for details of each walk - times and dates do sometime change.
If you are interested in joining us for any of the walks, please contact Dave Ingram (01482 897576) for details.
2013 Walks Diary - "Walking the Wolds Way" - 170 miles of walking in the Wolds
Our walks this year focus on walking the length of the Wolds Way. Each month we will do a circular walk taking in a section of the Wolds Way. To my knowledge there are no published circular walks which walk the Wolds Way in this way - hence this may be a first!
Where ever possible I have tried to use footpaths and bridleways for the return leg. However, this has not always been possible and hence there may be a little more road walking than normal.
Walking the Wolds Way in this fashion does mean a few longer walks than normal. However, for the longer walks it may be possible for walkers to do the Wolds Way leg only, by use of public transport of use of cars for the return journey.
Please also check the St.Aidan's website each month for any last minute changes
For further details, contact:-
Tel 01482 897576
26th January - Hessle to Welton (11.5 miles)
We start the Wolds Way walking from the start point at the Humber Bridge, along the Humber foreshore, past North Ferriby, before turning inland towards Welton. The return is back towards North Ferriby and back along the foreshore to the bridge.
23rd February - Welton to South Cave (11.5 miles)
From Welton through Welton Dale and Brantingham Woods to South Cave, returning back via Brantingham.
30th March - South Cave to North Newbald (11.5 miles)
From South Cave through Little Wolds and Low Hunsley Plantation following part of the High Hunsley Circuit. We turn back to return to South Cave, just outside of North Newbald.
27th April - North Newbald to Londesborough (16.5 miles)
With Spring arriving (hopefully) we up the distance as we start to get into true "Wolds country" walking from North Newbald to Londesborough via Goodmanham, with the return via Market Weighton and Hougton Moor Wood.
4th May - MAY BANK HOLIDAY WALK - Peak District -CANCELLED
25th May - Londesborough to Millington (15.5 miles)
This leg takes us past (and in to) a favourite stop off at the Ramblers Rest tea room in Millington before returning to Londesborough via Nunburnholme
29th June - Millington to Fridaythorpe (18.5 miles)
Let's make use of the light with the month of the longest day of the year with the longest walk of the year.! All Wolds walking this one, with the return walk from Fridaythorpe picking up part of the Minster Way.
27th July - Fridaythorpe to Wharram le Street (14.5 miles)
Wonderful Wolds walking along Thixendale Wold and through the medieval village of Wharram Percy before returning to Fridaythorpe along the Chalkland Way.
31st August - Wharram le Street to Wintringham (18 miles)
No August holiday this year as we walk the second longest walk of the year from Wharram le Street to Wintringham - returning via Thorpe Basset, Settington and North Grimston
6th-8th September - LAKES WEEKEND "The Lakes 6 Peaks" - DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED
A break from our Wolds Walk with a weekend in the Lake District, staying at the Buttermere Youth Hostel and walking the Buttermere Horseshoe - taking in 6 Lakeland peaks in a 14 mile high circuit walk with 5,800 feet of ascent. Alternatively, join us and take a shorter walk from the hostel and visit the village of Buttermere.
Contact Dave Ingram for further details on the walk, accommodation and transport.
Sorry, but due to limited space and transport this walk is only open to "regular" walkers who have joined us for walks earlier in the year
28th September - Wintringham to Sherburn (14.5 miles)
Walk along East Heslerton Brow returning Sherburn and East Heslerton Wolds
26th October - Sherburn to Staxton (15.0 miles)
Following the Wolds Way and Centenary Way to Staxton before returning via the village of Foxholes.
30th November - Staxton to Hunmanby (16.0 miles)
Almost there now with the penultimate section through Flixton Wold to Hunmanby.
14th December - Hunmanby to Filey (7.5 miles)
A short walk to the end of the Wolds Way in Filey - with a celebratory fish n chips lunch - before a winter paddle in the sea?.
27th December - POST CHRISTMAS FAMILY RAMBLE Hornsea Mere (5.0 miles)
Join us for our annual post-Christmas ramble, this year around Hornsea Mere - followed by a buffet of Christmas leftovers served from the back of Dave's car!