Join Tim (07967)[masked] for a special 13-mile walk to mark the Winter Solstice. We meet at the earlier time 8AM on the shortest day to watch the sun come up over the Thornborough Henges and return in time for the sunset at 3.44pm. On the way we will stop in Masham for breakfast and take in Hackfell Woods. Meet at the car park of Nosterfield Nature Reserve north-east of West Tanfield.
We are a friendly group of people who enjoy walking and outdoor activities.
How do I meet the Group?
You can just turn up on an event, but it best to contact the events organiser or one of the committee members identified as contacts on the front cover.
Is there a membership fee?
Yes, but you are welcome to try a few events before being asked to join. The subscription is currently £8 per year and we offer a 50% reduction if you are a student or unwaged.
Do I also need to be a member of national YHA?
No, we are a affiliated YHA group, but if you want to go on a weekend away, you need to be a member of the Leeds YHA Walking Group.
How do I get to events?
We encourage car sharing. Use the website to say you are going and the message boardto ask for lifts. Or phone walk leader.
Who runs Leeds YHA Walking Group?
An elected committee co-ordinates the group’s activities which are then run by individual members. All members are actively encouraged to organise events.
Walks and social events are organised on Tuesday evenings usually starting at 7.30 pm.
These usually involve Friday and Saturday nights at a hostel with walks, occasional cycle rides or other outdoor/social activities organised on the Saturday and Sunday. You need to be a fully paid up member.
Weekend day walks/cycle rides:
Unless otherwise stated we start at 10.30am. We stop for refreshments on the walk; bring a packed lunch & drink.
Grade 1:A gentle, fairly flat walk of up to 6 miles.
Grade 2:An undulating walk of about 7-9 miles.
Grade 3:A walk of 10-13 miles with moderate ascent
Grade 4:A walk of 14-16 miles –significant ascent
Grade 5:A challenging fast-paced walk of 17+ miles.
Grade 1:A gentle fairly flat ride, up to 15 miles.
Grade 3:A moderate ride with some hills, up to 40 miles.