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7 Up Walking Group

photoWelcome to the 7 Up walking group which, as the name implies, provides walks of any distance over 7 miles. The walks will be on the 4th Wednesday of every month and details of these walks will be posted on the programme below, along with the contact number of the walk leader.

All walks will be circular unless otherwise stated. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing suitable to the terrain and weather conditions. Food and drink and a sitmat are also advisable.

In order to comply with Covid guideline requirements, would you please note that walkers should not share cars (unless with a member of your household or your bubble). Anyone wishing to come on a walk must pre-book by phoning the walk leader and provide contact details for track and trace. You will be contacted by the walk leader the day before the walk who will ask a series of Covid questions. Please also bring hand sanitiser, face masks and please do not share refreshments.

Walkers are reminded that they attend walks in this programme at their own risk, and that they are responsible for their own safety.

If you would like to lead a walk during the next year, or for any other information, please contact Rosaline on 07941 022058.

2021 programme

28 April

Boston Spa, Newton Kyme, Smaws and Rudgate, 7.5 miles

Meet at 10.30 for a 10.45 start. Coming from Collingham, drive right through Boston Spa eventually passing the Fox and Hounds pub on your right. Take the next left onto River View to park. (if you see a pink bungalow on your right you have missed the turn and gone too far along High Street). River View is a cul de sac with a spacious turn round so there is plenty of space for parking.

We'll walk along the river, field paths and country lanes. It is likely to be muddy! We'll have an early lunch stop as the best place for a sit down is after a couple of miles.

Following Covid regulations, walk attendance is by pre-booking only. Please note also, no car sharing or refreshment sharing. Please phone Lynne on (0113) 266 2213 to book and for any further information. Please note also that this walk will be limited to 10 people.

26 May

Pannal – Kirkby Overblow circular, 8 miles

Meet in Pannal by the church at 10.30. We cross many fields and several stiles to reach Kirkby Overblow. Having arrived in the village we enjoy our lunches sat in the church yard, enjoying the spectacular views of Harewood across the valley. From there we cross several fields to cross the main Leeds road, followed by the railway and the Bradford Road. The path now rises to The Warren where we turn towards Pannal and return to the cars.

Following Covid regulations, walk attendance is by pre-booking only. Please note also, no car sharing or refreshment sharing. Please phone Christine on 07989 690171 to book and for any further information. Please note also that this walk will be limited to 10 people.

23 June

Wetherby circular, 8 miles

We will be going through Wetherby and making our way to Kirk Deighton then out towards Ingmanthorpe Grange and back via the race course and the river. Meet at the bandstand in the Riverside car park (free) in time to start walking at 10.30.

Following Covid regulations, walk attendance is by pre-booking only. Please note also, no car sharing or refreshment sharing. Please phone Maureen on (0113) 294 2625 to book and for any further information. Please note also that this walk will be limited to 10 people.

28 July

Wike circular, 8.8 miles

Meet at Wike at 10.00. Park at Leeds Golf Centre, Wike Ridge, off Wike Ridge Lane & School Lane, LS17 9JW. There is no barrier for the car park, and facilities should be open if we want to sit out afterwards. I suggest parking in the Overflow car park at the bottom of the slope. Meet at the bench at the end of School Lane, by the post box, for a 10.00 start.

It's about 8.5 miles around fairly gentle undulations, along parts of the Leeds Country Way, via Brandon, Shadwell, Altofts Woods, Scarcroft and Bardsey. Some of us did a similar hike in reverse in June so it should all look different this time!

Please phone Jenny on 07821 607307 to book and for any further information.

25 August

Lindley Bridge circular, 7.5 miles

This walk takes us through Norwood and Dobpark, meeting at Lindley Bridge in time to start walking at 10.30. Please phone Rob on (0113) 269 2930 to book and for any further information.

22 September

Shadwell to Eltofts Pond circular, 7 miles

This flat and gently undulating walk will take us through pretty countryside. Across fields, through woods, bluebells and wild garlic, lunch by Eltofts Pond. See horses, sheep, cows and a pig and an occasional human being. There are a few stiles. Don’t forget a picnic and a sitmat. Parking available for 8 or 9 cars on Main Street Shadwell between the Red Lion and Colliers Lane. Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 start.

Please phone Rosaline on 07941 022058 to book and for any further information.

Temple Newsam circular, 28 October 2020

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Socially distanced walkers at Temple Newsam