SUMMER WALK & TALK BY BILL MITCHELL
Saturday 22nd June 2013
Venue: Horton in Ribblesdale Near Settle, North Yorkshire
Directions: Horton is strung out along the B6479. When approaching from the south, where the main road turns sharp right by the church you turn sharp left down a short road by some semis and the village hall is a little Gothic building at the end where there is limited free parking, otherwise there is the National Car Park (£4) where toilets can be found.
Train: The relevant train, Carlisle-bound, departs Leeds 10.49 and arrives Horton 11.54. Italso stops at Shipley, Bingley and Keighley with connections from Bradford at Shipley.Return train at 19.36 arrives Leeds 20.46 also stopping at same stations. It is a 10 minutewalk from Horton station to the Village Hall.
Headquarters: The Village Hall which will be open from 12.10pm for those members who might wish to bring their own sandwiches, drinks making facilities are available but tea,sugar, milk etc will h ave to be brought in. For those who prefer a more substantial meal there is a café and a couple of pubs.
12.10pm Village Hall will be available for picnic lunches, for changing and leaving possessions and as shelter for anyone who does not wish to take the walk.
2 to 4pm Walk starting from outside the Penyghent Café in the middle of the village. The walk, designed by Ken Smith, is 4.5 miles long and will take about two hours, this includes a visit to Hull Pot, in Ken’s words, ”a huge lost world and definitely one of the Dale’s most sensational features.” The walk is mainly on good tracks – Pennine Way and Three Peaks – with a moderate ascent/descent.
4.30 to 5.30pm Talk by Dr Bill Mitchell MBE long time Editor of The Daleman, author of almost 200 books including an anthology of short pieces by Priestley entitled J B Priestley’s Yorkshire will be reminiscing about Priestley and his meetings with him and this will be followed by a short question and answer session.
6.00pm Dinner is being arranged at one of the nearby pubs. Menus do not have to be chosen in advance but it is essential to let me have your booking by Tuesday 18th June in order that I may supply a firm number to the landlord.
FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES AND TO PLACE YOUR NAME FOR DINNER PLEASE CONTACT:
Hon General Secretary: Rod Slater
6 Massey Brook Lane, Lymm, Warrington, WA13 0PN
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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME ON THE DAY.
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