SAT. 1 JUNE. CHALLENGE WALK 2019 PART 1: THE WELCOME WAY IN 2 SECTIONS.

Following the popularity of our 2018 Challenge Walk (19 miles to Skipton along the Dales Highway route), Paul Robinson is arranging a new challenge for 2019.

This will be to complete the 28.5 miles of “The Welcome Way” in just 2 stages. Walkers are welcome to attend either or both walks and there will be a certificate for those who complete the Welcome Way in the two days.

Day 1 – Saturday 1st June. Start at 9am at the Potted Meat stick for a 16 mile walk to Ben Rhydding via Esholt, Guiseley, Otley, Askwith and Denton. There will be a toilet  / refreshment stop in Otley town centre and we will catch the train back from Ben Rhydding to Baildon. If all goes to plan we should be back in Baildon by 5pm.

Day 2 – Saturday 6th July. Meet at the Potted Meat stick at 9.30am (or Baildon train station at 9.50am) to catch the 09.56 train to Ben Rhydding (arrives at 10.11am). We will then follow the Welcome Way for the 12.5 mile stretch to Baildon via Burley in Wharfedale, Hawksworth Moor and Shipley Glen. There will be toilet facilities in Burley in Wharfedale and the Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Shipley Glen, but a packed lunch is required. We should get back to Baildon village centre by 4pm where we can retire to a local hostelry for a drink and the awarding of certificates.