Friday 18 August 2017 : Hardraw

Join Hardraw weekend on Facebook

Location
Hardraw, Wensleydale Map of meeting point
Leader
Louise Corson
Cost
£29

Description: Come for an adventurous weekend in the beautiful
surroundings of Wensleydale! We have sole use of a bunkbarn in the
village of Hardraw http://www.hardrawoldschoolbunkhouse.co.uk/ just
seconds away from the Green Dragon pub which boasts it's own waterfall
out the back - Hardraw Force. Hardraw is only a 15 minute walk across
the meadows to the bustling market town of Hawes which has a host of
pubs, shops and restaurants plus the Wensleydale Creamery and
Yorkshire Countryside Museum.

Over the weekend we will have two walks - and for just £29 for the
two nights, this is set to be a bargain and loads of fun. If you want
to stay over in the bunkbarn please email louisecorson@yahoo.co.uk -
the bunkbarn has space for around 20+ people so this could be really
good fun.

Saturday 19th August walk - Muker to Hardraw - 14 miles -
intermediate - starting from Muker where we will drive some cars over
and park in the carpark (P&D)
We will leave Muker at 10am so this is the meet time for anyone just
joining us for the walk. I will try and get us a minivan or a public
transport option for this walk but if this isn't possible, we will
need to take some cars over to Muker in the morning and some others in
the afternoon to bring these cars back.

We will leave Muker by crossing the meadows and reaching the river
Swale which we cross and then follow northwards through the wonderful
Swaledale valley. We will pass waterfalls before reaching Keld where
we change direction and walk around Kidson Hill to the village of
Thwaite. From Thwaite we will then ascend Great Shunner Fell, which we
will be climbing for at least an hour in order to reach the top. The
views will be worth it - trust me! And once we reach the top, it's all
the way down with fantastic views of Wensleydale in front of us as we
descend back to Hardraw, finishing back at the bunkbarn in time for a
well deserved drink at the Green Dragon!

Sunday 20th August walk - West Witton, Penhill, Knights Templar
Chapel, River Ure and Redmire Force - 12 miles - moderate - starting
from outside the Fox and Hounds at West Witton DL8 4LP - meet at West
Witton for a 10:30am start - park on the roads (considerately please!)

We will leave the village of West Witton and immediately ascend up
Penhill, site of a medieval bonfire and one of Wesleydale's most
iconic hills. From the top we descend and head over towards the
Knights Templar Chapel which has been there since the 1200s. The next
highlight will be reaching Redmire Force, a wonderful sight, complete
with stepping stones for those who dare! We will then walk back
towards West Witton alongside the River Ure taking in magnificent
views of Castle Bolton to our left and the Wensleydale hills to our
right.

Meeting Point: Schoolhouse, Hardraw, Hawes, DL8 3LZ