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Walking groups – July 2022

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Northallerton Ramblers W: https://www.northallertonramblers.org.uk
Northallerton Ramblers pride themselves on their friendliness and welcoming attitude to new members. You are welcome to walk with them before you join so that you can be sure that you are happy with our approach to walking. We organise weekly walks, of varying lengths, throughout the year, mostly on Thursdays together with some trips and social events. They are the local group of the Walking Charity “Ramblers” which campaigns on access issues. The Northallerton Group “looks after” the paths in most of Hambleton on behalf of Ramblers.
U3A Thirsk & Sowerby W: https://u3asites.org.uk/thirsk/home
Boroughbridge Walks Boroughbridge Library, 17 St James Square, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AR. W: http://www.boroughbridgewalks.org.uk
A local group of volunteers and walking enthusiasts committed to promoting, sharing and developing our super walks in the Lower Ure Valley. Organisors of The Boroughbridge Easter Walking festival Dogs welcome with conditions.
Hambleton Strollers Northallerton DL7. Tel 07514 240227 W: http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/yorkshire-and-humber/hambleton-strollers-walking-for-health
Weekly led walks round Thirsk (and also in the other main towns of Hambleton District). Anyone can join, but we especially welcome the over 50s, those with health risks such as heart disease/high blood pressure, people with inactive lifestyles, people recovering from health problems and needing simple exercise, people who think they would be too slow to join a normal walking group and those who would just like some company for walking. Walks are usually about an hour with half hour starter walks available and are on good level footpaths around the towns and on surrounding field paths when weather conditions allow. We move at a pace brisk enough for individuals to feel an increased heart rate and faster breathing. We never leave anyone behind and if you cannot walk and talk we say you are walking too fast. Thirsk walks start at 10.30am on a Wednesday, often with refreshments afterwards. See the Walking for Health website or our leaflet to find out more details. Accessible. Whilst we cannot accommodate mobility scooters, people who can walk, even if slowly, are welcome.
North Yorkshire Walkers 50 De Lacy Road, Northallerton DL7 8WD. Tel 07938 998809 W: https://www.northyorkshirewalkers.co.uk
Regular Sunday walks of varying lengths. If you are looking for a friendly local walking and hiking group, we would love to meet you! Most of our current members live in or around Northallerton, Thirsk, Brompton, Leyburn and the Richmond area, but we also welcome other walkers in North Yorkshire from further afield.
Northallerton Striders Northallerton. Tel 01609 766829 W: http://northallertonstriders.org.uk
A walking group set up to provide regular walks of about five miles. We target people who can walk but don't, either because they are worried about getting lost, they are not sure it is safe, or they just want somebody to walk with and talk to. Our walks may start in town, but are more likely to start in one of the local villages or at a country pub or tea shop. Wherever possible we aim to plan walks based on bus stops to accommodate those people who do not drive, but even more important is we plan walks to end at a tea shop or pub, where we can sit around and chat for half an hour before heading for home.
Dales Walking Group (Singles) 2 Cure Hill, Oakworth BD22 0RF. Tel 07929 298860 W: http://www.dales-walking-group.co.uk
Regular monthly walks of varying lengths, mainly Dales area for single people mainly over 50