East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside

Part of Pocklington's summer walking programme, the 95 miles Yorkshire Castles Way attracted 8 interested members to York for the initial section of 13 miles, starting at the historic Clifford's Tower and a destination of Sheriff Hutton.

In fine sunny weather, Leader Tony Corrigan, took the group along the city walls, leaving it at Monk Bar and heading out of the city to pick up the River Foss path. For the next 8 miles the river was a constant companion and with a dry, flat surface, good progress was made. Huntingdon Church provided a pleasant opportunity for an early lunch.

Continuing on, passing Haxby and Strensall, the River Foss was left behind as the group headed across farmland to West Lilling. With Sheriff Hutton Castle in the distance, the remaining few fields were crossed to complete this initial stage.

In sunny conditions, the group rewarded themselves with tea and scones at Sheriff Hutton's Quarmby's Delicatessen Cafe

NB: The next stage is Sheriff Hutton to Slingsby on 3rd May

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Walking for Health

Ramblers macmillan logoConsidering stepping up your walking to go with a Ramblers group or perhaps gradually stepping down because of physical ability or an ailment? An ideal way of achieving this is to participate in a Walking for Health scheme. 

It  is run by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support and delivered by ERYC Walking for Health. Schemes also operate through York and Hull City Unitary Authorities

Walks are designed to cater for everyone from an experienced walker to a complete beginner, every walk wfh accredited scheme 2013having a Leader and back marker. All are pre planned and risk assessed to ensure full safety for walkers.

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