Challenge Walking Group

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Do you -
  • want to walk in superb landscapes with a group of friends?
  • like to accept a challenge?
  • want to improve your fitness levels?
If so -
  • Our Challenge Walking Group is the group for you.
  • We walk during the second and fourth week of each month.
  • The distance is 10+miles, almost certainly including at least one hill and sometimes difficult terrain.
  • We either car-share or travel by public transport.
  • Most importantly we enjoy ourselves, even if the going gets tough.
If you are interested please contact a group leader.

Forthcoming Events -

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - Tom and Mikes walk, Yorkshire Wolds 9.00am - Thixendale, Wharram Percy, 9-10miles

Change to start time:

Meet to leave Eversley car park at 09:00 Aim to start walking at Thixendale at 10:15


After walking the route on Monday, the route has now been amended. The new walk is not as hazardous, easier and will be a good opportunity for those in the ordinary walking group that may want to extend their abilities.

Circular walk just about 9-10 miles takes us through a beautiful and historically interesting part of the Yorkshire wolds.
Ascending out of Thixendale on the Wolds Way, we turn towards the Centenary Way. Shortly after entering Deep Dale we stop for a break at the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy. Moving on along a small section of the old Wolds railway heading up towards Warram Le Street then rejoining the Wolds Way. Walking at a slightly higher level reveals the true beauty of the soft folding landscape. We connect with several bridal ways, down through Water Dale and return to Thixendale.
This is relatively easy walking mainly on dry tracks or roads avoiding heavy mud usually expected this time of the year.

Meet to leave Eversley car park at 09:00. Aim to start walking at Thixendale at 10.15
Sherburn to Thixendale Village Hall 35 miles
Route :- North along A162 - turn towards York A64 - take slip road towards Stamford Bridge A166 Follow road for about 12 miles after the large radio masts turn left at the junction follow signs to Thixendale-Malton. Parking near Village Hall sat nav YO17 9TG
The car share cost is £14.00 per car, £3.50 each for four.

29-11-2017 09:00:00 29-11-2017 11:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Tom and Mikes walk, Yorkshire Wolds Change to start time: Meet to leave Eversley car park at 09:00 Aim to start walking at Thixendale at 10:15 After walking the route on Monday, the route has now been amended. The new walk is not as hazardous, easier and will be a good opportunity for those in the ordinary walking group that may want to extend their abilities. Circular walk just about 9-10 miles takes us through a beautiful and historically interesting part of the Yorkshire wolds. Ascending out of Thixendale on the Wolds Way, we turn towards the Centenary Way. Shortly after entering Deep Dale we stop for a break at the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy. Moving on along a small section of the old Wolds railway heading up towards Warram Le Street then rejoining the Wolds Way. Walking at a slightly higher level reveals the true beauty of the soft folding landscape. We connect with several bridal ways, down through Water Dale and return to Thixendale. This is relatively easy walking mainly on dry tracks or roads avoiding heavy mud usually expected this time of the year. Meet to leave Eversley car park at 09:00. Aim to start walking at Thixendale at 10.15 Sherburn to Thixendale Village Hall 35 miles Route :- North along A162 - turn towards York A64 - take slip road towards Stamford Bridge A166 Follow road for about 12 miles after the large radio masts turn left at the junction follow signs to Thixendale-Malton. Parking near Village Hall sat nav YO17 9TG The car share cost is £14.00 per car, £3.50 each for four. Thixendale, Wharram Percy, 9-10miles

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - Xmas Walk and meal Maureen D and Angela - Harewood, Muddy Boots Cafe

This event is now fully booked.

Christmas Walk Wednesday 13th December Harewood Estate circular approx 5 miles

Meet at Eversley at 9.30 to start walking at 10am
An easy walk around Harewood estate. Parking at Muddy boots cafe where we will be having Christmas lunch at 12.30.

Christmas jumpers and hats would be fantastic

13-12-2017 00:00:00 13-12-2017 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Xmas Walk and meal Maureen D and Angela This event is now fully booked. Christmas Walk Wednesday 13th December Harewood Estate circular approx 5 miles Meet at Eversley at 9.30 to start walking at 10am An easy walk around Harewood estate. Parking at Muddy boots cafe where we will be having Christmas lunch at 12.30. Christmas jumpers and hats would be fantastic Harewood, Muddy Boots Cafe

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - Carol Nardell's walk - tba

details later

27-12-2017 00:00:00 27-12-2017 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Carol Nardell's walk details later tba

January 2018 - Jim and Pat's walk - tba

details later w/c 8/1/18

08-01-2018 00:00:00 08-01-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Jim and Pat's walk details later w/c 8/1/18 tba

Show More Events -

January 2018 - Margaret and Tony's walk -

w/c 22/1 details later

22-01-2018 00:00:00 22-01-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Margaret and Tony's walk w/c 22/1 details later Sherburn in Elmet

January 2018 - David and Barbara's walk superchallenge -

W/c 29/1/18 details later

29-01-2018 00:00:00 29-01-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - David and Barbara's walk superchallenge W/c 29/1/18 details later Sherburn in Elmet

February 2018 - Peter and Maureen's walk -

W/c 12 /2/2018 details later

12-02-2018 00:00:00 12-02-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Peter and Maureen's walk W/c 12 /2/2018 details later Sherburn in Elmet

February 2018 - Maureen D walk -

w/c 26/2/18 Maureen D's walk date later

26-02-2018 00:00:00 26-02-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Maureen D walk w/c 26/2/18 Maureen D's walk date later Sherburn in Elmet

March 2018 - Marion's walk -

w/c 12/3/18 details later

12-03-2018 00:00:00 12-03-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Marion's walk w/c 12/3/18 details later Sherburn in Elmet

March 2018 - Lynn Dickie's walk -

w/c 26/3 details later

26-03-2018 00:00:00 26-03-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Lynn Dickie's walk w/c 26/3 details later Sherburn in Elmet

Saturday, 7 April 2018 - calderdale way stage 1 by public transport Jim and Pat -

Jim and Pat saturday 7 April This stage is from Brighouse to Illingworth. 10/11 miles Train Garforth to Brighouse bus back to Halifax from Illingworth and train back from Halifax to garforth. Day return to Hebden bridgerequired

07-04-2018 00:00:00 07-04-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - calderdale way stage 1 by public transport Jim and Pat Jim and Pat saturday 7 April This stage is from Brighouse to Illingworth. 10/11 miles Train Garforth to Brighouse bus back to Halifax from Illingworth and train back from Halifax to garforth. Day return to Hebden bridgerequired Sherburn in Elmet

April 2018 - Eileen and Graham's walk -

W/c 9/4/18 details later

09-04-2018 00:00:00 09-04-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Eileen and Graham's walk W/c 9/4/18 details later Sherburn in Elmet

April 2018 - Marilyn and Hazel's walk -

W/c 23/4/18 details later

23-04-2018 00:00:00 23-04-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Marilyn and Hazel's walk W/c 23/4/18 details later Sherburn in Elmet

April 2018 - superchallenge Angela and Mauren -

w/c 30/4 details later

30-04-2018 00:00:00 30-04-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - superchallenge Angela and Mauren w/c 30/4 details later Sherburn in Elmet

May 2018 - calderdale way stage 2 by public transport -

Illingworth to Heptonstall (Hebden Bridge)Leader required Train to Halifax bus to Illingworth either walk down from Heptonstall to Hebden bridge or there may be a bus. Train back from Hebden bridge. again Day return to Hebden bridge

01-05-2018 00:00:00 01-05-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - calderdale way stage 2 by public transport Illingworth to Heptonstall (Hebden Bridge)Leader required Train to Halifax bus to Illingworth either walk down from Heptonstall to Hebden bridge or there may be a bus. Train back from Hebden bridge. again Day return to Hebden bridge Sherburn in Elmet

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - Angela Kell's walk - Roseberry Topping and Newton Bluebell Woods

Tues 15/5

15-05-2018 00:00:00 15-05-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Angela Kell's walk Tues 15/5 Roseberry Topping and Newton Bluebell Woods

May 2018 - David and Barbara's walk -

W/c 28/5

28-05-2018 00:00:00 28-05-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - David and Barbara's walk W/c 28/5 Sherburn in Elmet

June 2018 - calderdale way stage 3 by public transport -

Leader required for a saturday in june Heptonstall to todmorden 10/11 miles train to Hebden bridge . bus if there is one to Hepton stall train back from Todmorden. Day return to Todmorden

01-06-2018 00:00:00 01-06-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - calderdale way stage 3 by public transport Leader required for a saturday in june Heptonstall to todmorden 10/11 miles train to Hebden bridge . bus if there is one to Hepton stall train back from Todmorden. Day return to Todmorden Sherburn in Elmet

June 2018 - Wendy and Bill's walk -

W/c 11/6 details later

11-06-2018 00:00:00 11-06-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Wendy and Bill's walk W/c 11/6 details later Sherburn in Elmet

June 2018 - Margaret and Tony's walk - gt shunner fell

W/c25/6 details later

25-06-2018 00:00:00 25-06-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Margaret and Tony's walk W/c25/6 details later gt shunner fell

July 2018 - calderdale way stage 4 by public transport -

Todmorden to Ripponden 10/11 miles Leader required for saturday in july Train to todmorden bus from Ripponden to either Sowerby bridge or Halifax and return from either.Day return to Todmorden

01-07-2018 00:00:00 01-07-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - calderdale way stage 4 by public transport Todmorden to Ripponden 10/11 miles Leader required for saturday in july Train to todmorden bus from Ripponden to either Sowerby bridge or Halifax and return from either.Day return to Todmorden Sherburn in Elmet

July 2018 - Maggie and Karen's walk -

w/c 9/7 details later

09-07-2018 00:00:00 09-07-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Maggie and Karen's walk w/c 9/7 details later Sherburn in Elmet

July 2018 - Maureen and Peter's walk -

w/c 23/7 details later

23-07-2018 00:00:00 23-07-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Maureen and Peter's walk w/c 23/7 details later Sherburn in Elmet

Monday, 30 July 2018 - trip to Hawes - Hawes area

2/3 night trip to Hawes. Sun-Wed or Mon -wed Members to get their own accommodation in Hawes. There will be a walk on mon 30/7 and tues 31/7. Proposed walks are Wild boar fell led by Jim and Great knoutberry fell volunteer needed to lead.

30-07-2018 00:00:00 30-07-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - trip to Hawes 2/3 night trip to Hawes. Sun-Wed or Mon -wed Members to get their own accommodation in Hawes. There will be a walk on mon 30/7 and tues 31/7. Proposed walks are Wild boar fell led by Jim and Great knoutberry fell volunteer needed to lead. Hawes area

August 2018 - calderdale way stage 5 by public transport -

Leader required for a saturday in august. Ripponden to Brighouse.10/11 miles Train to sowerby bridge or Halifax bus to Ripponden. Train back from Brighouse. Day return to Sowerby bridge or Hebden bridge if via halifax

01-08-2018 00:00:00 01-08-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - calderdale way stage 5 by public transport Leader required for a saturday in august. Ripponden to Brighouse.10/11 miles Train to sowerby bridge or Halifax bus to Ripponden. Train back from Brighouse. Day return to Sowerby bridge or Hebden bridge if via halifax Sherburn in Elmet

August 2018 - Margaret and Tony's walk - Kinder scout

w/c 13/8 details later

13-08-2018 00:00:00 13-08-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Margaret and Tony's walk w/c 13/8 details later Kinder scout

August 2018 - Carol Nardell's walk -

w/c 27/8 details later

27-08-2018 00:00:00 27-08-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Carol Nardell's walk w/c 27/8 details later Sherburn in Elmet

September 2018 - Extra weekend walk Maureen D - tba

Maureen Dransfields walk date later

01-09-2018 00:00:00 01-09-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Extra weekend walk Maureen D Maureen Dransfields walk date later tba

September 2018 - Wendy and Bill's walk -

w/c 10/9 details later

10-09-2018 00:00:00 10-09-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Wendy and Bill's walk w/c 10/9 details later Sherburn in Elmet

September 2018 - Leader needed -

w/c 24/9 details later

24-09-2018 00:00:00 24-09-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Leader needed w/c 24/9 details later Sherburn in Elmet

October 2018 - Leader needed -

w/c 8/10 details later

08-10-2018 00:00:00 08-10-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Leader needed w/c 8/10 details later Sherburn in Elmet

October 2018 - Jim and Pat's walk -

w/c 22/10 details later

22-10-2018 00:00:00 22-10-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Jim and Pat's walk w/c 22/10 details later Sherburn in Elmet

Friday, 26 October 2018 - Meeting 10.00am - crown monk fryston

Planning for 2019. New coordinator will start

26-10-2018 10:00:00 26-10-2018 12:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Meeting Planning for 2019. New coordinator will start crown monk fryston

October 2018 - Superchallenge Carol nardells walk -

W/c 29/10 details later

29-10-2018 00:00:00 29-10-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Superchallenge Carol nardells walk W/c 29/10 details later Sherburn in Elmet

November 2018 - Leader needed -

w/c 12/11 tba

12-11-2018 00:00:00 12-11-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Leader needed w/c 12/11 tba Sherburn in Elmet

Monday, 26 November 2018 - Tom and Mikes walk - Wk commencing Nov 26th

26-11-2018 00:00:00 26-11-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Tom and Mikes walk Wk commencing Nov 26th

December 2018 - Xmas meal and walk Maggie and Karen -

W/c 10/12 Xmas

10-12-2018 00:00:00 10-12-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Challenge Walking - Xmas meal and walk Maggie and Karen W/c 10/12 Xmas Sherburn in Elmet

Group Leader(s)

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Reports on past walks -

Jim and Pat's walk - November 2017 (report by Jim Eldon)

Superchallenge walk, Danby, 13 miles, Wednesday 1st November - November 2017 (report by Jim Eldon)

Challenge group meeting - October 2017 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Lynn Dickie's walk - October 2017 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Maureen Hewitt's walk - October 2017 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Maureen D walk - September 2017 (report by Maureen D)

Carol Nardells walk - September 2017 (report by Carol Nardell)

Tony and Margaret,s walk - August 2017 (report by Tony Kell)

Graham, Peter and Eileens walk - August 2017 (report by Eileen Mollard)

2 night trip away - July 2017 (report by David Campbell And Jim Eldon)

Kevin and Liz's walk - July 2017 (report by Liz Sibson)

Angela's walk, Whernside, 8 miles. - June 2017 (report by Angela)

Mary and Annes walk - June 2017 (report by Ann Mack)

Superchallenge Walk: Settle-Malham Circular, 14m. - June 2017 (report by Maureen D)

Wendy and Bill's walk - May 2017 (report by Bill Payne)

Pat and Jims walk - May 2017 (report by Jim Eldon)

Eileen and Peters walk - April 2017

Dina Dixons walk - April 2017 (report by Dina Dixon)

Angela Kell's walk - March 2017 (report by Angela )

Wendy and Bills walk - March 2017 (report by Bill)

David and Barbars walk - February 2017

Lynn Dickie's walk - February 2017 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Dina Dixons walk - January 2017 (report by Dina Dixon)

Wendy and Bill's walk - January 2017 (report by Bill Payne)

Challenge Group Meeting - January 2017 (report by Lynn Dickie)

White Rose Way 7 and Christmas Lunch, Maureen D Angela - December 2016 (report by Angela)

White Rose Way 6 Marion, Maureen H - November 2016 (report by Maureen)

White Rose Way,5 Mary and Anne - November 2016 (report by Anne Mack)

white rose 4 Judi and Ian - November 2016 (report by Ian Morris)

Lynn Dickies walk - October 2016 (report by Lynn Dickie)

White Rose 3 Jim and Pat - October 2016 (report by Jim And Pat)

White Rose way stage 2 David and Barbara - September 2016 (report by David Campbell)

White Rose way stage 1 Kev and Liz - September 2016 (report by Liz Sibson)

Jim and Pat's walk - August 2016 (report by Jim Eldon)

Ladybower, Derwent Edge - August 2016 (report by Angela Kell)

Ian and Judy's walk - July 2016 (report by Judi Morris)

David and Barbara's walk - July 2016 (report by David Campbell)

Wendy and Bill's walk - June 2016

Graham and Eileen's walk - June 2016

Dina Dixons walk - May 2016 (report by Dina Dixon)

Challenge group meeting - May 2016 (report by Angela Kell)

Marion's walk - May 2016 (report by Marion Peaker)

Lynn Dickie's walk - May 2016 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Maureen D and Angela's walk - April 2016 (report by Maureen D)

Kev Sibsons walk - April 2016

Ebor Way stage 6 - April 2016 (report by Jim Eldon)

Maureen Hewitt's walk - March 2016 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Barbara and Davids walk - March 2016 (report by David Campbell)

Wendy and Bills walk - February 2016 (report by Wendy Payne)

Jim and Pats walk - January 2016 (report by Jim And Pat)

ebor way stage 5 - January 2016 (report by Judi And Ian )

Challenge Group Planning Meeting - January 2016 (report by Lynn Dickie )

Ebor Way - Stage 4 Christmas Walk and Lunch - December 2015 (report by Marian Peaker)

Ebor Way - Stage 3 - November 2015 (report by Dinah Dixon)

Ebor way stage 2 - November 2015 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Ebor Way Stage 1 - October 2015 (report by Jim Eldon And Pat Davis)

Sutton Bank - October 2015 (report by Maureen Dransfield)

Hawnby - October 2015 (report by Angela Kell)

Nidderdale - September 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Super Challenge Walk-Mossdale Falls - September 2015 (report by Bill Payne)

Farndale - August 2015 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Garrowby Walk - August 2015 (report by Judi And Ian Morris)

Mosdale Falls - July 2015 (report by Bill Payne)

Nidderdale - July 2015 (report by Barbara Campbell)

Super Challenge Walk - June 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Dodd Fell - June 2015 (report by Marian Peaker)

Buckden Pike - June 2015 (report by Marian Peaker)

Report on Challenge Group meeting - May 2015 (report by Mary Till)

Calderdale Way Stage 5 - May 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Calderdale Way Stage 4 - May 2015 (report by Bill And Wendy Payne)

Walks programme - April 2015 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Calderdale Way Part 2 - April 2015 (report by Ian Morris)

Super Challenge Walks - April 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Calderdale Way - March 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Ravenscar to Scarborough - March 2015 (report by Liz Sibson)

Menston - February 2015 (report by Dina Dixon)

Stage 5 of the Minster Way - January 2015 (report by Bill Payne)

Satge 4 of the Minster Way - January 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Stage 3 of the Minster Way: Huggate to Bishop Wilton - January 2015

Welburn - December 2014 (report by Dina Dixon)

Stage 2 of the Minster Way: Lockington to Huggate - November 2014 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Stage 1 of the Minster Way - November 2014 (report by Jim Eldon)

Middlesmoor - October 2014 (report by Barbara Campbell)

Sewerby Hall - October 2014 (report by Jim Eldon)

Stamford Bridge - October 2014 (report by Jim Eldon)

Horton In Ribblesdale - September 2014 (report by Liz Sibson)

Beamsley Beacon - September 2014 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Swinsty And Fewston - August 2014 (report by Marian G Peaker)

Dark Peak - August 2014 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Bransdale - August 2014 (report by Jim Eldon)

Upper Nidderdale - July 2014 (report by Ian And Judi Morris)

North Yorks Moors - July 2014 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Osmotherley - June 2014 (report by Barbara Campbell)

West Witton - June 2014 (report by Marian G Peaker)

Mossdale Falls - May 2014 (report by Bill Payne)

Hawarth To Hebden Bridge - May 2014 (report by Liz Sibson)

Bolton Abbey - Simons Seat - April 2014 (report by Marian G Peaker)

Peak District - March 2014 (report by Tom Derivan)

Roseberry Topping - March 2014 (report by Tom Derivan)

Leeds Country Way Stage 06 - February 2014 (report by Tom Derivan)

Leeds Country Way Stage 05 - February 2014 (report by Tom Derivan)

Leeds Country Way Stage 04 - January 2014 (report by Tom Derivan)

Leeds Country Way Stage 03 - January 2014 (report by Tom Derivan)

Leeds Country Way Stage 02 - December 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Leeds Country Way Stage 01 - November 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Wild Boar Fell - November 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Peak District - October 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Ingleborough - October 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Whernside - September 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Pen-Y-Ghent - September 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

High Cup Nick - August 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Stanza Stones Stage 5 - August 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Stanza Stones Stage 4 - July 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Stanza Stones Stage 3 - July 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Stanza Stones Stage 2 - June 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Stanza Stones Stage 1 - May 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Malham - May 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Dales High Way 2 - April 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Howardian Hills - April 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Dales High Way - April 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Wayramdale - April 2013 (report by Liz Sibson)

Rievaulx Abbey - March 2013 (report by Ken Hawlor)

Ribblehead - Horton - January 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Pateley Bridge - January 2013 (report by Tom Derivan)

Stanza Stones Stage 3 - December 2012 (report by Tom Derivan)

Osmotherley - December 2012 (report by Jim Eldon)

Stanza Stones Stage 2 - November 2012 (report by Tom Derivan)

Stanza Stones Stage 1 - November 2012 (report by Tom Derivan)

Marsden Circular - November 2012 (report by Mary Till)

Stokesley - October 2012 (report by Judi Morris)

Horton Pen Y Ghent - October 2012 (report by Mary Till) Back to Top