What we're about
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.
We’re a social group 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.
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.
Our walks are graded in accordance with the terrain and ascent. We show length and pace separately. Our grades may be different to other groups. For more details on this, what to bring, and so much more, please click on the pages tab at the top of our home page (accessible from pc/laptop only).
WE ENDEAVOUR TO GIVE A FULL DESCRIPTION OF WHAT TO EXPECT ON EACH WALK. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ALWAYS READ THE FULL LISTING BEFORE YOU RSVP.
Please note - our event hosts are volunteers without formal walk-leader qualifications and we don't have insurance. 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 Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.
Our event hosts are there to show you the route and ensure no-one is lost on the way. You are responsible for your own safety at all times. We ask that you respect the event host, remain mindful of the safety of others and always stay with the group.