Friday 4 Oct 2019

W19: High Fells Challenge 2 – Leg 6 – Rogans Seat, Water Crag and Tan Hill – new

Leave Station car park at 9.00am Start Keld – Rukin’s Farm car park (GR: NY892012) at 10.00am. 12 Miles. Hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

Starting from Keld we set off down the limestone gorge passing through the lead mining archaeology around Crackpot Hall and into Swinner Gill. This steep sided valley takes us up to the ridge at High Stone Man, from where we walk up the shooting track to Rogan's Seat at 2,205ft.  No stone seat here but fine views of the extensive grouse moors and lead mining waste.   We head out over the peat hags, and maybe some bog, onto Water Crag at 2,192ft. If clear we will see the Tan Hill Inn at 1,732ft, in the distance, and walk past the old Coal Mines (The Tan) to reach its welcome refreshment.  We will drag ourselves away to head down the Pennine Way back to Keld.

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W20: Upper Swaledale Barns - an extended version of the 2018 walk

Leave Station car park 9.00am. Start Keld – Rukin’s Farm car park (£2 fee) (GR: NY892012) at 10.00am. 8 miles. Moderate. £7

We repeat a very successful special interest walk from last year, but with an extension to Ravenseat and the possibility of a tea-break at the farm owned by the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen. Field barns and other historic buildings are a characteristic feature of the Yorkshire Dales and particularly so in Swaledale. Starting from Keld this walk across the upper dale focusses on some of the buildings, their previous uses and historical setting, and the memories which local people have of them, whilst of course enjoying all the wider aspects of this world class landscape.  We head for Angram and walk via Black Hill and High Bridge to Ravenseat, before returning via Cotterby Scars to our starting point.

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W21: The Magic of Semerwater

Leave Station car park 9.15am. Start Bainbridge Village Green (GR: SD934902) at 10.00am. 9 miles. Moderate. £7

After a break of a number of years we return to a beautiful area, full of interest.  We start the day with a steady climb up a Roman Road, visit the hamlet of Marsett (of Viking origin), cross SSSI marshland, skirt the margin of the largest natural lake in the old North Riding of Yorkshire and follow the shortest river in England.  All whilst enjoying the “long views” of Wensleydale.

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E8: 'Women in Westminster' with Rachel Reeves MP

7.30pm; Georgian Theatre Royal, DL10 4DW; tickets £6-£10 ONLY from the Georgian Theatre Box Office: 01748 825 252 &; bar; bookstall; disabled access.

Since 1919, a total of 491 women have been elected to Parliament but is was not until 2016 that the total number of women ever elected surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable yet the stories of many MPs have often been overlooked. Rachel Reeves (Labour MP, Leeds West) brings the forgotten MPs out from the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster.


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