The river Wharfe stretches from Langstrothdale above Buckden to meet the river Ouse near Cawood. Over a distance of 60 miles, it passes through some of the most beautiful parts of Yorkshire. Our mission is to explore as much of it as we can.

Maybe you’re already an experienced walker and want to meet new people. Maybe you’re new or returning to walking and want to improve your fitness and stamina. We’re a group of friends who walk for pleasure. We offer a variety of walks at different levels, predominately but not exclusively, in and around the Wharfe Valley.

New members are always welcome. Whether your Yorkshire born and bred or new to the area, come and see the fantastic scenery that Yorkshire has to offer. We walk all year round and in all but the most extreme of weather. Events will only be cancelled if they are deemed to be dangerous or if the day would be a totally unpleasant experience due to weather.

After many years of raising my family, I started walking again in 2011. Joining a walking group gave me new fitness challenges and new friends to motivate me. I lost weight, improved my health, rebuilt my confidence and self-esteem and made some very good friends. We want to offer you the same opportunities. Please don't worry about coming along by yourself for the first time. We've all been in the same position.

Please note - our event hosts don't have any formal walk-leader qualifications. We do recce our walks to make sure the route is safe for a group and to enable us to give you an accurate description of the event. We’re a not for profit group. We ask for a donation of £1 per walk to cover meetup site fees and travel costs, any remaining funds are donated to The Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust. 

You remain responsible for your own safety at all times.

We hope to see you on a walk soon


We're 759 Wanderers

Membership is open to everyone

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 2:30 PM

    Rombald's Roam & Dinner - A Sensual Feast 8 miles Intermediate

    23 Wanderers attending
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 7:30 PM

    Golden Acre - easy 5 miles

    5 Wanderers attending
  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 11:00 AM

    The Tea Shop Walk, Gargrave - easy/moderate 7 miles

    2 Wanderers attending
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 6:45 PM

    Crimple Beck & Spofforth Pinnacles - 5 miles Easy

    13 Wanderers attending
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:30 PM

    Calverley Arms circular - 4.5 miles

    1 Wanderers attending
  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 10:15 AM

    Bolton Abbey, Hare Head and the Strid, 7 miles, moderate

    25 Wanderers attending
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 11:45 PM

    Have a KNEEBOARDING adventure Sunday 9th August , meet at 11.45 a.m

    2 Wanderers attending
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 7:00 PM

    Harewood and the River Wharfe - An Easy 4 miler

    20 Wanderers attending
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:30 AM

    WHARFE'S MOUTH & Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens - 7.5 miles Intermediate

    1 Wanderers attending
Founded Feb 6, 2012


Rosaleen Roberts

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy