Fri-Mon May 22nd-25th
£83 (including supplement) per person for the 3 nights
We have reserved dorms at YHA Grinton Lodge in Swaledale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our venue is a 19th century former shooting lodge with stunning scenery all around, waterfalls, lush valleys and hillsides to ascend for views over the Dales. Grinton is a venue of the Swaledale Festival taking place during our sojourn. Option to stay in camping pods or camp in grounds and bring dogs along.
Early arrivals can go for an easy short walk to Reeth and across the river Swale suspension bridge.
We plan a circular walk approximately 10 miles to Reeth, Fremington Edge, Langthwaite in Arkengarthdale, Calver Hill and river Swale. This walk features Fremington Edge which provides marvellous views of the sweeping dales and the North Yorkshire Moors far in the East. Walk includes visit to the sleepy hamlet of Booze and the summit crest of Calver Hill where the views open out of Swaledale. We return to base via typical Dales villages and scenery. Brian is leading this walk. There may be option to do a shorter waterfalls walk around Keld village.
We will take a short bus journey to Richmond, where we can visit the imposing castle. The market town has grown up around the Norman castle and is a delight to wander around. After visiting the castle and town we take the riverside walk to East Abbey.
Option to visit nearby Bolton Castle then onto Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale. Also preserved Wensleydale Railway runs vintage trains from the castle.
Hostel provides food and beverages - recommended to book in advance. Fully self catering kitchen. Pubs and cafes along routes on all days.
Car share with others going. Please be aware that arranging lifts is an individual responsibility and lift share is not arranged by event organiser. Trains from London Kings Cross to Darlington then a bus to Grinton.
Sole use dorms booked. For camping and camping pods contact hostel to book direct. YHA Grinton Lodge, Grinton, North Yorkshire, DL11 6HS
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