Queensbury Community Programme hosts two walking groups every week.
The afternoon group meet at Victoria Hall at 1.00 pm every Wednesday. The group will walk up to 4 miles during the session. After the walk we usually call for a drink and a cake. This walk is suitable for the less able but reasonably fit people, who are unable to climb steep hills. We car share and travel to surrounding areas such as Shelf, Northowram, Sowerby Bridge, Denholme, Cullingworth, Haworth, Bingley and Shipley. In 2014 we completed a total of 164 miles over 47 walks.
The evening group meet at The Waggoner’s car park, Ford Hill, Queensbury at 6.30 pm every Wednesday. The group will walk up to 8 miles during the session. These walks are suitable for the more able who can climb steep hills. During the winter period we walk local roads, mainly the side roads and wear reflective jackets. On lighter evenings we travel to surrounding areas as above and we do walk at weekends. We completed total of 338 miles over 54 walks during 2014, these walks have included:
Cracoe and Rylestone Ridge
Tour de France
The groups have combined for the following:
Visit to Halifax Minster
Visit to the Copper Dragon Brewery Skipton
Christmas Lunch at The Shears, Paris Gates, Halifax
Christmas Dinner at The Raggalds, Queensbury
I am Stuart Walker the leader of both groups, I have a wealth of walking experience having completed many local walks too numerous to list. A number of long distance trails have been completed including, The West Highland Way, (Twice), Cumbria Way, Cumberland Way, Dales Way, Cleveland Way and of course the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks several times.
During 2014 I have walked over 600 miles during 125 walks. I carry a first aid kit and am a qualified first aider. Before a walk route is decided I consult several weather forecasts to ensure that full advantage is taken of the terrain, for example in windy weather the walk will be in the lee of a hill.
There is an administration fee of £10 for the year which runs from August to July. The walks are part of Queensbury Community Programme and are overseen by Bradford College.
For more information contact Stuart on 078 1520 1650 or leave a message on one of the contact forms on this site. This will only be seen by myself.