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What could be better than spending time in wonderful countryside with plenty of fresh air and great company?

If that sounds appealing to you why not join the walking group?

We meet fortnightly on different days of the week so that all members have a chance to participate.

A schedule of walks is decided upon three months in advance. Distances vary from about five to eight miles. Members generally have lots of ideas about which walks they'd like to do and suggestions are always welcome but you don't need to feel compelled to lead one. If you would like to lead a walk you don't need to be a qualified walk leader but you need to know the walk well.

Walkers are responsible for their own safety on walks but we are all covered by the U3A for public liability. Most walks leave from the Eversley Centre in Sherburn and we share cars (and costs) where possible though sometimes we travel on public transport. Walks are generally within an hour and a half of Sherburn but often closer to home during the winter months and of course, we're not averse to coffee and cakes en route, at the end of the walk, or both.

If you're interested please contact us by phone or email or, if you're not sure about joining, why don't you try us out, see if you like it and then decide?


Go to Reports on Past Walks

Forthcoming Events -

Thursday, 12 December 2019 - Christmas Lunch 3.00pm - Fields Garen Centre

Maggie Hunt has very kindly arranged the Christmas lunch again this year, and we are going back to Fields Garden Centre as everyone seemed to enjoy this venue. 

I have attached a copy of the menu, and if you would like to join us for this lunch, please can you contact Maggie direct with your choise of food. Please note, there is a limit on numbers, so please let Maggie know asap. 

Hope you can read the menu, please let me know if there is a problem.  Just in case the menu has not downloaded correctly 1/ Buttered roasted Turkey breast 2/ Braised blade of beef 3/ Mushroom wellington 4/ Salmon fillet cooked en papillote a/ sticky toffee pudding b/apple and toffee crumble c/bread and butter pudding All served with pouring cream Tea and coffee to follow Price for 2 courses £20 per person Contact craftymaggy@sky.com


Tuesday, 17 December 2019 - Judi & Ians Walk Around Wheldrake - Walk Around Wheldrake

Please note the amended date for Judi and Ians walk. ( the 19th is the monthly meeting) Walk now Tuesday 17th 

As the winter solstice is just around the corner we have chosen a walk quite close to home. The walk starts at the car park in Wheldrake Woods. We will walk back along the lane and cross the fields next to Hagg Wood. The next part of the path to Sparrow Hall farm is rather muddy as the famer has ploughed up the field. After crossing the road the route follows some ancient lanes before re-joining the Wheldrake road. This is the only significant part of the walk which takes in the road but after a couple of hundred yards we join the paths in the village. Passing through the village offers us all the sights of a mixture of old and new houses which then give way to countryside again as we walk back up Broad Highway to the car park.. The distance is about 6 miles (3 Hours) and the walk is all on the flat giving us all an easy run up to the Christmas holiday. Meet at Eversley car park to leave at 09.20 am to start walking at 10am. We will go straight there leaving home at 9.30am. We have three spaces in the car so if you’d like a lift from Stillingfleet please let us know. The travel distance is 32 miles round trip and the cost per car £6.40. Our suggested route is Cawood, Stillingfleet, Eskrick, Wheldrake. The easiest way to get to the car park is to pass through Main Street, Wheldrake until you come to the pub, The Wenlock Arms, turn left here and then left again at North Lane in front of the school. Pass the school and turn immediately right up Broad Highway. The car park is about a mile up this single -track road. Following the walk we’d like to invite you back to Stillingfleet for mulled wine and mince pies. We do hope that you’ll be able to join us. Regards I and J


Thursday, 9 January 2020 - Bingley Druids Walk by Margaret and Tony - Bingley Druids walk by train

Further detals to follow. 


Monday, 20 January 2020 - Walk to be decided for week commencing 20th Jan 1.00am - TBA

We are looking for someone to lead a walk for the week commencing 20th Jan 2020


Monday, 3 February 2020 - Walk by Dawn and Pat Turner 1.00am - TBA

Dawn and Pat Turner are leading this walk on the 3rd Feb. Further details to follow


Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - Mary Till and Marilyn Richardson 1.00am - TBA

Details to follow


Monday, 2 March 2020 - Walk by Anne Mack and Marion Peaker - Week commencing 2nd March

Details to follow


Monday, 16 March 2020 - Walk leaders needed please week commencing 16th March 1.00am - TBA

Details to follow


Tuesday, 7 April 2020 - Walk by Bill and Wendy - TBA

Details to follow


Monday, 20 April 2020 - Walk by Carol Nardell week commencing 20th April - TBA

Carol, please can you be aware that Extreme Experience Group have arranged an outing for the 20th April. Please can you organise your walk around this date.


Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - Walk by Maggie and Andrew Hunt - TBA


Thursday, 21 May 2020 - Walk Leader required - TBA

Walk leader required for the week commencing 21st May 2020


Wednesday, 3 June 2020 - Walk by Mike Wadeson - TBA


Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - Walk by Maggy and Karen - TBA


Sunday, 5 July 2020 - Walking Holiday in North Wales, 5th to 8th July 2020 - Near Bangor

After the Success of the 2019 Holiday in Buxton, we have decided to venture forth once more.

Sunday 5th to Wednesday 8th July 2020 (3 Nights)

North Wales (near Bangor)

Graham Mollard has agreed to plan two Challenge Walks and two less strenuous walks and possibly lead some climbing in North Wales.



This year we will all book ourselves into accommodation.

The suggested venues are:-

The Tap and Spile, Bangor a pub with a B & B (11 rooms but three have already been booked)

Premiere Inn, Bangor On the bypass

Travel Lodge, Bangor also on the bypass

Or – any other accommodation you may find.

The Holiday is open to anyone in the Challenge Walking Group, The Extreme Experience Group and the Walking Group.

Please let either Peter or Tony Know if you plan to go so that we can make a list.


Tuesday, 21 July 2020 - Walk by Mary and Marilyn - TBA


Monday, 3 August 2020 - Walk by Marion and Anne week commencing 3rd Aug -

Anne and Marion. 

Extreme Experiences have a date in the diary for 5th Aug. Please can you  arrange your date around this.


Monday, 17 August 2020 - Walk by Carol Nardell week commencing 17th Aug - TBA


Wednesday, 9 September 2020 - Walk by Louise,Sheila,Carole,Penny,Sue& Chris - TBA

 Details to follow


Monday, 21 September 2020 - Walk by Jim And Pat week commencing 21st Sept - TBA


Monday, 5 October 2020 - Walk by Diane and Martin Lee week commencing 5th Oct - TBA


Monday, 19 October 2020 - Walk by Angela Kell week commencing 19th Oct - TBA


Monday, 2 November 2020 - Walk Leader required for week commencing 2nd Nov - TBA

Please can we have an offer to lead a walk for week commencing 2nd Nov


Monday, 16 November 2020 - Walk leader required for week commencing 16th Nov - TBA

Please can we have an offer to lead a walk week commencing 16ht Nov. Extreme Experiences have a date in the diary for the 16th Nov. That leaves 17/18/19/20th 


Monday, 7 December 2020 - Walk leader required week commencing 7th Dec - TBA

Please can we have an offer to lead a walk week commencing 7th Dec


Wednesday, 16 December 2020 - Christmas Lunch - TBA

Maggie Hunt has kindly offered ( arm twisted) to organise Christmas lunch . Details to follow



Group Leader(s)

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  • Janet Sissons
  • Mail Address
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  • 07484 278083
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  • Karen Packham
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Reports on past walks -

Jim and Pat's Walk Ampleforth Abbey 8 miles - November 2019 (report by Pat And Jim)

Walk by Marian from Thorner 6.5 miles - November 2019 (report by Marian Peaker)

Janet & Steves Walk - October 2019 (report by Janet Sissons)

Walk by Martin & Diane - October 2019 (report by Martin Lee)

Maggy & Karen's walk, Levisham to Pickering 7.5 miles - Return by NYM Railway - September 2019 (report by Karen Packham)

Walk by Mike Wadeson, Marsden 7.5 miles - August 2019 (report by Mike)

Tadcaster, 6-7 miles, walk by Angela - August 2019 (report by Angela)

Walk by Tony & Margaret, Brimham Rocks - July 2019 (report by Tony Kell)

Walk by Mary Till and Anne Mack - July 2019 (report by Anne Mack)

Walk by David & Barbara - June 2019 (report by David Campbell)

Angela's Walk :Middleham 6-7m - June 2019 (report by Angela)

John Nesbitt's walk, Angler's Country Park, about 6 miles - May 2019 (report by John Nesbitt. )

Maureen Dransfield's walk..Helmsley Bluebells - May 2019

Peter & Maureen's Walk; - April 2019 (report by Peter)

Jim & Pats Walk; Fridaythorpe in the Wolds 7 miles - April 2019 (report by Jim & Pat)

Bill & Wendy's walk, Oxenhope, 8m - March 2019 (report by Bill & Wendy)

Liz and Kev's walk, Huby to Hornbeam Park Station, 7m - March 2019 (report by Liz Sibson)

Walk by Angela Kell - Temple Newsam 7miles - February 2019 (report by Angela Kell)

Circular from The Arium and back - 8 miles - February 2019 (report by Marion Peaker)

Barbara & David's walk. 5.5 miles - January 2019 (report by David Campbell)

Margaret & Tony's walk Newmillerdam 7.5 miles - January 2019 (report by Tony Kell)

Wendy & Bill's walk & Xmas Fuddle - December 2018 (report by Wendy)

Wendy & Bill's walk - 8 miles - Ovenden Moor Circuit - December 2018 (report by Bill Payne)

Maureen & Peter's walk - Boston Spa - 7 miles - November 2018 (report by Peter Wood)

Margaret & Tony's walk - Saltaire - 7 miles - November 2018 (report by Tony Kell)

John & Angela's walk, Barwick-In Elmet Circular, 6.5m - October 2018 (report by Angela Kell)

Eileen & Graham's walk -Heads of the Valley 8 miles - October 2018 (report by Eileen Mollard)

Horsforth & Leeds/Liverpool canal - Liz & Kevin's walk 6 miles - September 2018 (report by Liz Sibson)

Stainborough/Worsbrough circular 7 miles Diane & Martin - September 2018 (report by Martin Lee)

Hazel & Marilyn's walk- Studely Royal - 8 miles. - August 2018 (report by Hazel Elderkin)

Maggie & Karen's walk: Horsforth , River Aire, Leeds & Liverpool Ca - August 2018 (report by Karen Packham)

Wendy & Bill's walk, 9 miles Ripley, Hampsthwaite, Burnt Yates - July 2018 (report by Bill Payne)

Mary & Anne's walk - Fridaythorpe 6.5 miles - July 2018 (report by Mary Till)

Janet and Angela's Walk - Leyburn - 7 miles - June 2018 (report by Janet Sissons)

John's walk from Appleton Roebuck 7.5 miles - June 2018 (report by John Nesbitt)

Maureen Dransfield's Middleton Woods 7.5 mile circular walk - May 2018 (report by Maureen Dransfield)

Douglas's walk River Ure and Ripon 6.5 miles linear walk - April 2018 (report by Douglas Robinson)

Barbara & David's walk from East Keswick 7.5 miles - April 2018 (report by Barbara & David Campbell)

Pat & Jim's walk Humber Bridge 7.5 miles - March 2018 (report by Jim & Pat)

Liz & Kevin's walk Market Weighton 6 miles - March 2018 (report by Liz Sibson)

Maureen & Peter's walk Harewood & Eccup 8.5 miles - February 2018 (report by Maureen & Peter)

Judi & Ian's walk Bubwith - 6.5 miles - February 2018 (report by Ian Morris)

Marian Peaker's walk Spofforth - 6 miles - January 2018 (report by Marian Peaker)

Lynn Dickie's walk Bramham 6.5 miles - January 2018 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Maureen's walk Thorpe Audlin circular 6 miles - November 2017 (report by Maureen Dransfield)

Wendy & Bill's walk from Knaresborough 7 miles - November 2017 (report by Bill Payne)

Margaret & Tony's walk 18.10.17 Boston Spa 7 miles - October 2017 (report by Margaret Kell)

Maureen Hewitt's walk from Stanley Ferry Pub 4.10.17 - October 2017 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Pat & Jim's walk 7 miles - September 2017 (report by Jim Eldon)

Sue Hartley's walk 7.5 miles Saltaire through Shipley Glen and over Ilkley Moo - August 2017 (report by Sue Hartley)

Janet & Steve's walk - August 2017 (report by Janet Sissons)

DOUGLAS'S WALK: Approx 7 miles - July 2017 (report by Wendy Payne)

ELAINE'S WALK: Thursday 6 July 2017 - July 2017 (report by Elaine Chapman)

Diane & Martin's walk fixed for 23.6.17 - June 2017 (report by Diane Lee)

Mary Till & Anne Mack's walk - May 2017 (report by Anne Mack)

Lynn Dickies walk - April 2017 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Barbara & David Campbell's walk 6 miles - April 2017 (report by David Campbell)

Maureen Dransfield's walk - 8 miles - March 2017 (report by Maureen Dransfield)

Kevin & Liz Sibson's walk will be on 7.3.17 - March 2017 (report by Liz Sibson)

Margaret & Tony Kell's walk 6.8 miles - February 2017 (report by Tony Kell)

Marian Peaker's walk will be on 8/2/17 - February 2017 (report by Marian Peaker)

Pat & Jim's walk to Rosedale 8.75 miles - January 2017 (report by Jim Eldon)

Fairburn Ings 8 miles - Angela Kell - January 2017 (report by Angela Kell)

Programme Planning for the next year - December 2016 (report by Wendy Payne)

Swinsty reservoir - 7 miles - December 2016 (report by Jim Eldon)

Barkston Ash Wapentake Path 5.5 miles - November 2016 (report by Report On The Barkston Ash Wapentake Walk. 22 Nove)

Barmby Tidal barrage to Asselby and back 7 miles - November 2016 (report by Douglas Robinson)

Hovingham Park circular Lynn Dickie 8 miles - October 2016 (report by Hovingham Walk-8 Miles)

Fridaythorpe circular 6.5 mls Angela Lowe & June Sams walk - October 2016 (report by Angela Lowe)

Pat & Jim's Walk - Castleton in the Esk Valley, N Yorks, 8 miles - September 2016 (report by Jim & Pat)

Wendy & Bill's Walk - 8.5 mls Ripley to Hampsthwaite - Birstwith - Burnt Yates - August 2016 (report by Bill Payne - Ripley To Hampsthwaite - Birstwith - )

Barbara & David's Walk 7 1/2 miles - August 2016 (report by David Campbell)

Maureen Hewitt's Walk - Birkin- West Haddlesy - Gateforth circular 8 mls - July 2016 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Judi & Ian's Walk - July 2016 (report by Judi Morris With Massive Support From Peter Wood )

Diane & Martin's walk - June 2016 (report by Diane & Martin Lee)

Pat & Jim's walk - June 2016 (report by Pat & Jim)

Angela's & Maureen's Walk - May 2016 (report by Maureen Dransfield)

John Nesbit's Walk from Roche Abbey 7/8 miles - May 2016

Wendy & Bill's walk. - April 2016 (report by Wendy & Bill Payne)

Douglas Robinson's Walk - 7 miles - April 2016 (report by Report On The Walk Led By Douglas Robinson In The )

Thixendale circular in the Wolds. Kev & Liz Sibson - March 2016 (report by Liz Sibson)

Sue Hartley's Walk - 6 1/2 miles - March 2016 (report by Wendy Payne)

A six mile walk from Thorner towards Hetchell Woods - February 2016 (report by Marian Peaker)

Saxton & Towton Battlefield Walk - January 2016 (report by Angela Kell)

Pat & Jim's Walk - January 2016 (report by Jim Eldon & Pat Davis)

Alternative to Jim & Pat's walk to be led by Angela Kell - January 2016 (report by Bill Payne)

Christmas walk around Cawood - December 2015 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Yorkshire sculpture park -poppy exhibition - November 2015 (report by Angela Kell)

Tadcaster Circular - November 2015 (report by Eileen Mollard)

Grassington - October 2015 (report by Jim And Pat Eldon)

Wensley circular - October 2015 (report by Liz Sibson)

Change of leadership - October 2015 (report by Anne And Wendy)

Kirby Underdale - September 2015 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Swainby - September 2015 (report by Linda Sims)

Aysgarth Falls Circular - August 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Walking news - August 2015 (report by Walking News By Anne Mack)

Circular walk around Buckden - July 2015 (report by Eileen Mollard)

Stonegrave and the Rye - July 2015 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

walking news - July 2015

Circular walk around Sheriff Hutton - June 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Follifoot - June 2015 (report by Mary Till)

Temple Newsam - May 2015 (report by Judi Morris)

Burnsall - May 2015 (report by Ken Hawlor)

Knaresborough - April 2015 (report by Liz Goulton)

Grassington - April 2015 (report by Bill Payne)

Fairburn Ings - March 2015 (report by Eileen Mollard & Silvia Mileham)

Lastingham - March 2015 (report by Marian Peaker)

Allerthorpe Common - February 2015 (report by Ian & Judy Morris)

Riccall Round - February 2015 (report by Anne Mack)

Bolton Abbey - January 2015 (report by Jim Eldon)

Cawood - December 2014 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Hole Of Horcum - December 2014 (report by Liz Sibson)

Huby-Almscliffe-Huby - November 2014 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Oulton Methley - November 2014 (report by Dinah Dixon)

Kirkham Priory - October 2014 (report by Lynn Dickie)

Fountains Abbey - September 2014 (report by David Campbell)

Bubwith And Derwent Ings - September 2014 (report by Susie Newton)

Temple Newsam Picnic - August 2014 (report by Anne Mack)

Saltaire To Ilkley - August 2014 (report by Mary Till)

Peak District - July 2014 (report by Anne Mack)

Dalby Forest - June 2014 (report by Anne Mack)

Brimham Rocks - June 2014 (report by Anne Mack)

Rosedale - May 2014 (report by Bill Payne)

Washburn Valley - May 2014 (report by Mary Till)

Spofforth - April 2014 (report by Anne Mack)

Linton Sicklinghall - April 2014 (report by Sue Hartley)

Little Ribston - March 2014 (report by Marian G Peaker)

Gateforth - March 2014 (report by Wendy Payne)

Aberford Barwick - February 2014 (report by Liz Sibson)

Market Weighton - January 2014 (report by Anne Mack)

Sherburn - January 2014 (report by Mary Till)

Saltaire - Tong Park Dam - December 2013 (report by Bruce Sanderson)

Hebden Bridge - December 2013 (report by Liz Sibson)

Nun Monkton - November 2013 (report by Anne Mack)

Kirk Smeaton - November 2013 (report by Anne Mack)

Castle Howard Arboretum - October 2013 (report by Anne Mack)

Snaith - October 2013 (report by Judi Morris)

Harewood - September 2013 (report by David Campbell)

Durham - September 2013 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Temple Newsam Picnic - August 2013 (report by Anne Mack)

Ilkley - August 2013 (report by Mary Till)

Otley - July 2013 (report by Marian Peaker)

Stillingfleet, Kelfield and Riccall - July 2013 (report by Anne Mack)

Roche Abbey - June 2013 (report by Anne Mack)

Stutton Towton Saxton - May 2013 (report by Ken Hawlor)

Snaith - April 2013 (report by Anne Mack)

Farndale - April 2013 (report by Maggy Hunt)

Boston Spa - March 2013 (report by Liz Sibson)

Great And Little Preston - March 2013 (report by Judi Morris)

Skipwith Common - February 2013 (report by Mary Till)

Aberford - January 2013 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Spofforth and Kirkby Overblow - January 2013 (report by Anne Mack)

Sherburn - January 2013 (report by Ann Ellis)

Ledsham - December 2012 (report by Mary Till)

Ackworth - November 2012 (report by Maureen Hewitt)

Barwick Scholes Aberford - November 2012 (report by Liz Sibson)

Mary Till Presentation - November 2012 (report by Liz Sibson)

Paperhouses Circular - November 2012 (report by Susie Newton)

Newthorpe and Huddlestone Grange - October 2012 (report by Anne Mack)

Aberford to Hazelwood - October 2012 (report by Marian Peaker)

South Emsal - September 2012 (report by Sue Hartley)

Bolton Percy - September 2012 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Castleton - September 2012 (report by Liz Sibson)

Monk Fryston Circular - August 2012 (report by Liz Goulton)

Nostell Priory - August 2012 (report by Maggie Hindley)

Kirklees Way/summary - August 2012

Kirklees Way stage 009 - July 2012 (report by Liz Sibson)

Kirklees Way stage 008 - July 2012 (report by Anne Mack)

Kirklees Way stage 007 - July 2012 (report by Bruce Sanderson)

Kirklees Way stage 006 - June 2012 (report by Ken Hawlor)

Kirklees Way stage 005 - June 2012 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Kirklees Way stage 004 - June 2012 (report by Judi Morris)

Kirklees Way stage 003 - May 2012 (report by Brian Ransome)

Kirklees Way stage 002 - May 2012 (report by Sue Hartley)

Kirklees Way stage 001 - May 2012 (report by Mary Till)

Sutton Bank - April 2012 (report by Judi Morris)

Spofforth - April 2012 (report by Carol Marvin)

Farndale - April 2012 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Follifoot - March 2012 (report by Judi Morris)

Harewood - March 2012 (report by Tom Derivan)

Millington in the Wolds - March 2012 (report by Liz Sibson)

Womersley - February 2012 (report by Bruce Sanderson)

Stillingfleet - February 2012 (report by Mary Till)

Selby Horseshoe - January 2012 (report by Ken Hawlor)

Newthorpe - January 2012 (report by Anne Mack)

Hambleton to Scalm Park - January 2012 (report by Sue Hartley)

Roundhay - December 2011 (report by Margaret Shipstone)

Temple Newsam - December 2011 (report by Di Sewell)

Heelaugh - November 2011

Ledsham - November 2011 (report by Susan Ferguson)

Church Fenton - November 2011 (report by Lorna Pope)

East Keswick to Sicklinghall - October 2011 (report by Christine Holmes)

Crooked Billet to Hazlewood Castle - October 2011 (report by Jean Mooney)

North Yorkshire Moors - September 2011 (report by Mary Till)

Newmillerdam - September 2011 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Ackworth - September 2011 (report by Mary Till)

Knaresborough - August 2011 (report by Margaret Miles)

Milford Lodge Circular Plus to Micklefield Woods and Ledsham - August 2011 (report by Judi Morris)

Goathland - August 2011 (report by Ken Hawlor)

Woodlesford - July 2011 (report by Linda Sims)

Thorner - July 2011 (report by Marian G Peaker)

Swinsty and the Washburn Valley - June 2011 (report by Carol Marvin)

Aberford - June 2011 (report by Ken Hawlor)

Wolsey Walk around Cawood - May 2011 (report by Sue Hartley)

Tadcaster to Boston Spa - April 2011 (report by Anne Mack)

Barkston Ash - April 2011 (report by Tom Derivan)

Ledsham and Fairburn Ings - March 2011 (report by Di Sewell)

Church Fenton - March 2011 (report by Liz Sibson)

Aberford - February 2011 (report by Margaret Miles)

Roundhay Park - February 2011 (report by Maggy Hunt)

Wintersett Country Park - February 2011 (report by Anthea Marshall)

Thorpe Willoughby - January 2011 (report by June Sams)

Hambleton to Scalm Park - January 2011 (report by Mary Till)

York from the Designer Centre - November 2010 (report by Alex Svenson)

Wentbridge - November 2010 (report by Sue Sheard)

Barlow Common - October 2010 (report by Margaret Shipstone)

Harewood - October 2010 (report by Maggie Eaton)

Aberford - Becca Bank - September 2010 (report by Joan Henwood)

Bolton Percy - September 2010 (report by Anne Mack, Liz Sibson)

Thorner - August 2010 (report by June Mawson-Mole)

Heelaugh - August 2010 (report by Pamela Foster)

Spofforth - July 2010 (report by Jill Lord)

Sutton Bank – Lake Gormire - June 2010 (report by Lorna Pope)

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