East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside


Area AGM - 28th January 2017

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Burnby Hall, Pocklington was the venue for East Yorkshire and Derwent Area's 2015 - 2016 AGM. Hosted by Pocklington Group, there was a 6 mile pre meeting morning walk. After lunch the meeting's formal business was conducted to be followed by a presention from guest speaker, Kate Ashbrook, Ramblers Vice President and Trustee.

For more detail and photos click  Photos - Area AGM Walk and Meeting 28th January 2017

Coastal Route Update - March 2017

North East and Yorkshire Coastline Update

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National England  recently [March 2017] published an updated map including the sections in our Ramblers area.

Details can be viewed by clicking COAST.

 Natural England have published their timetable to create a new National Trail – the England Coast Path by 2020 - Click HERE to see it.

 1st December 2015 - Government confirmed that funding to complete the England Coastal Route by 2020 will be protected. Click HERE to read more.

Ramblers President

StuartMaconieWalkSummer2016Stuart Maconie the well known radio presenter, broadcaster, journalist and keen walker has been announced as President of Ramblers. To read more click HERE

Network Rail plans risk fragmenting the path network

Although not yet affecting our area, members may be interested in developments in the East Anglia region where level crossing closure proposals by Network Rail could result in more than 100 rights of way being closed or seriously disrupted.

To read more click HERE

2026 - Countdown to Prevent Loss of Footpaths

Time is getting nearer for preventing the loss of unclaimed 'Rights of Way'. This issue has recently been flagged up in an article in the Guardian newspaper.

To read the item click 2026

Area Camp, Middleton-in-Teesdale, 9-12th June2017

Message from Harry Whitehouse

Summer camp 2017'Phil Trafford and I, with Bob Clutson's assistance, visited the area of the late spring camp on February 16, did a preliminary recce of one of the full-day walks, and confirmed the venue for the camp.

This will be Leekworth Caravan and Camping Park, Leekworth Lane, Middleton, DL12 0TL,
NGR NY959 248, three-quarters of a mile from the town centre.

It is beside the River Tees, in beautiful surroundings, with a brand new shower and toilet block.

Our party will be together in an adults-only area, with a no-noise policy after 10.30pm.

Single occupancy of a tent is charged at £8.50 a night, and double occupancy costs £16.50. Electrical hook-ups are available.

I shall make a block booking for tents, and I shall ask for a deposit nearer the date.

I know that several people have already made B&B bookings in the area, and others may wish to do so now, using the details I supplied with the last email. (Please contact me if you would like me to send a repeat.)

The site has a small cottage, with a double bed, en suite bathroom and catering facilities, for £205 for the three nights of the camp, and this can be booked online at caravancampingteesdale.co.uk .

(In April, we will hold our usual two-night pre-camp to finalise the walk schedule.)

If I can be of further help, or if you hope to attend but have not yet contacted me, please
phone 07535 892131 or email hltw@peaksoft.co.uk