W1: High Cup Nick
Leave Station car park 9.00am. Start Dufton car park (GR: NY689249) at 10.15am. 11 Miles. Hard. £7
After a gap of some years we are offering the opportunity, once again, to visit probably the most iconic view of the North Pennines, High Cup Nick. A deep U-shaped chasm on the Pennine fellside, this dramatic geological formation is part of the well-known Whin Sill, and overlooks the best glaciated valley in Northern England. Our route will take us up Threlkeld Side and past Rundale Tarn before we approach our viewpoint of the valley from the east. Please note this is a hard walk that uses stony paths and crosses open moorland.
W2: Grinton area walk - new
Details to be confirmed. £7
We will be joined this year by leaders from the local Richmondshire Ramblers Group who will lead a walk in the Grinton area. Details to be confirmed.
W3: Visit to Altberg Factory and walk to Willance’s Leap
Meet at Altberg Factory shop on Gallowfields Trading Estate DL10 4TG at 10.00am. 6.5 Miles. Moderate. £7
Our traditional start of Festival event is back by popular demand. Altberg is the last remaining boot manufacturer in England, and we will start the day at the factory to see how the boots are designed and made - for walking, the army and biking. There’s time for a cup of tea and a look round the excellent factory shop before a walk along Whitcliffe Scar with great views over lower Swaledale to hear about the famous but gruesome legend of Willance’s Leap.