1st September 2019

Coach Trip to Leyburn

A Walk               Tony Fleetwood

B Walk               Michael Counter.   9.5 miles Moderate 

We alight the coach at a lay-by by Ellington Wood on the A6108. The forest and field track is followed to reach High Jervaulx Farm and then along more field paths to arrive at the ruins of the 11th C Jervaulx Abbey. The riverside path is taken along the River Ure, until Cover Bridge and then the River Cover is followed for a short distance before turning up Straight Lane and into Middleham.  The impressive ruins of the castle are passed before dropping down to the River Ure’s flood meadows. Field paths are then taken up to the village of Harmby, before the final traverse into Leyburn. This final route provides extensive views over Wensleydale with Penhill dominating the horizon.                                   

C Walk         Barbara Sharples               8 miles        Easy

We start this circular walk from the coach park in Leyburn. A great walk with plenty of varied landscape, the Leyburn Shawl and Scar, the beautiful River Ure and Wensley. Leyburn Scar is an escarpment and affords panoramic views towards Penhill and the Coverdale Fells. Good terrain along the Shawl, across unmanned railway crossings and, from Lords Bridge, a lovely river walkthrough trees to Wensley Bridge. We will pass Tullis Cote, Preston Under Scar, Bolton Hall and Wensley where we will have time to look at the church and a waterfall.  We take footpaths through Leyburn Old Glebe Nature Reserve and cross the Wensleydale railway line before returning to Leyburn. The going is pretty easy with good paths, tracks, gates and a few very low stiles and several squeeze throughs but no strenuous hills or climbs. 

D Walk         Graham Wrigglesworth      5.5  miles       Easy

Starting from the coaches we head to the market square and we are soon out into the countryside west of Leyburn walking along the Shawl through the woods with excellent views of Wensleydale and Penhill.  Leaving the woods we descend through the  fields to pass the ruins of an old tin smelting mill. Soon to cross the railway line and on into Wensley Park, going through the estate to the lovely village of Wensley from which the dale is named. From here we make our way back to Leyburn through fields with some excellent views across the dale before turning left and up into Leyburn over the railway and passing the church before entering the market square. 


Pick up time for return journey.    Returning Home:  6.00 pm  from the coach park at the Auction Market Leyburn. Blackburn coach to drop off in Clitheroe first and Burnley coach to drop off in Barrowford first.



Morning Pickup Points and Times

Blackburn Coach

08:00     Darwen : Boots Duckworth St

08:05     Darwen : Lynwood Avenue

08:10     Ewood : Empire Theatre

08:15     Blackburn : Penny Street

08:20     Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog

08:25     Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre

08:35     Accrington : Whalley Rd, Kwik Fit

08:40     Accrington : Victoria Hospital

08:45     Clayton : Hare and Hounds

08:50     Harwood : Nightingales Garage

09:00     Whalley : King Street

09:10     Clitheroe : York Street

Burnley Coach
08:10  Clayton le Moors : Hare and Hound

08:20  Padiham : Town Hall

08:22. Padiham : Whitegates

08:25. Burnley : Tim Bobbin

08:30. Burnley : Bus Station

08:35. Burnley : Brennard Street

08:40  Brierfield : Town Hall

08:45. Nelson : Bus Station

08:50  Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road

08:55  Colne : Crown Hotel

09:00  Colne : Library

09:05  Colne : Alkincoates

09:10 Barrowford : Heritage Centre





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