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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?


Forthcoming Events -

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - Maureen's walk - 6 miles 9.30am - Upton, Badsworth - Thorpe Audlin circular

The walk starts near Upton Beacon
Turn left into Quarry lane ( which is the second left turn after entering Upton from Badsworth)

Park on the verge beside the high boundary fence of the sports field.

This is an easy almost level walk through attractive countryside with some fine views.
Parts of the walk could be muddy and a slight climb at the end in an area which is quite overgrown( in other words nettles and weeds)

Leave Eversley at 9.30 to start walking at 10am
Milage from Sherburn to Upton approx 28 miles return. £5.60 per car

I will be going straight to the start anyone else going to the start please let me know.

22-11-2017 09:30:00 22-11-2017 11:30:00 Europe/London Walking - Maureen's walk - 6 miles The walk starts near Upton Beacon Turn left into Quarry lane ( which is the second left turn after entering Upton from Badsworth) Park on the verge beside the high boundary fence of the sports field. This is an easy almost level walk through attractive countryside with some fine views. Parts of the walk could be muddy and a slight climb at the end in an area which is quite overgrown( in other words nettles and weeds) Leave Eversley at 9.30 to start walking at 10am Milage from Sherburn to Upton approx 28 miles return. £5.60 per car I will be going straight to the start anyone else going to the start please let me know. Upton, Badsworth - Thorpe Audlin circular

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - Pat & Jim's walk DATE CHANGE to 6.12.17 8.45am - Ripon walk

We travel to Ripon for a 7.1/2 mile walk, starting at the Mary gate carpark we wander into the centre market square and then to the Cathedral, lovely at this time of year before heading out of the town and into the countryside towards Studley Royal and Studley park. On through the park past Mackershaw and by the river to Hellwath cottage and following the river back to Ripon to complete the walk.
An easy walk with a few short ascents but could be a little muddy in places.
We meet at Eversley car park to leave at 8.45am and start walking at 9.45. The mileage to Ripon is 31 each way with cost per person is £3.10 per 4 in a car. The Mary gate carpark is the first carpark you come across on the right as you enter the old town , just after the traffic lights.

Please let Jim know if you are going straight to the start of the walk as I may not be able to be on this one.

06-12-2017 08:45:00 06-12-2017 10:45:00 Europe/London Walking - Pat & Jim's walk DATE CHANGE to 6.12.17 We travel to Ripon for a 7.1/2 mile walk, starting at the Mary gate carpark we wander into the centre market square and then to the Cathedral, lovely at this time of year before heading out of the town and into the countryside towards Studley Royal and Studley park. On through the park past Mackershaw and by the river to Hellwath cottage and following the river back to Ripon to complete the walk. An easy walk with a few short ascents but could be a little muddy in places. We meet at Eversley car park to leave at 8.45am and start walking at 9.45. The mileage to Ripon is 31 each way with cost per person is £3.10 per 4 in a car. The Mary gate carpark is the first carpark you come across on the right as you enter the old town , just after the traffic lights. Please let Jim know if you are going straight to the start of the walk as I may not be able to be on this one. Ripon walk

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - Wendy & Bill's planning meeting week beginning 20.12.17 -

A walk through Broackadale Wood in Wentbridge followed by food and a planning meeting. Date to be confirmed.

20-12-2017 00:00:00 20-12-2017 02:00:00 Europe/London Walking - Wendy & Bill's planning meeting week beginning 20.12.17 A walk through Broackadale Wood in Wentbridge followed by food and a planning meeting. Date to be confirmed. Sherburn in Elmet


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Reports on past walks -

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

Margaret & Tony's walk will be on 18.10.17 - 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) Back to Top