Our Xmas social hike from Burnsall to Grassington – wet and windy, but worth it.

The river Wharfe was in full flow when we made our seasonal walk along the Dales way from Burnsall to Grassington.

It was a small but fearless group – plus a dog – who turned up to make the 7 mile round trip along the swollen and fast flowing river Wharfe. The weather forecast was mixed, predicting a typical windy winter’s day of occassional bright spells breaking through mostly heavy and black clouds, with persistent showers and the odd downpour. Never the less, we set off knowing there was a warm welcome and some hot mulled wine waiting for us in Grassington at their ‘Victorian Market’.

The Dales Way, which runs alonside the river has been used by travellers, monks and traders for over 1000 years but there is little evidence of their many footsteps, just beautiful unspoilt Yorkshire countryside to help you on your way.

Here’s a gallery of photos to tell the story.

A big thank you to Society member Nicky Busby who organises these little adventures. We’ve had some great days out in 2019 and look forward to more in 2020.

For information please write to [email protected] with ‘Walks’ in the subject line.

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