8th May 2019

Rosedale Walking Festival 22nd - 23rd June 2019

Offering a number of walks of varying lengths and interests, including Wildlife, an Ale Trail, Tea Shops Walk, The Land of Iron and Nordic Walking. Additional walks still to be announced.

Walk 1: Tea Shop Walk - Saturday 22nd June 2019.Starting 10.45am on the village green. Return approx 5pm. A seven mile easy to moderate walk with two gentle climbs from the valley bottom, incorporating not one but three tea shops! We will start with morning coffee and a cake at the Abbey Tea Rooms and will then walk to the head of the valley for a lunch at Dale Head Tea Garden, walking back along the old railway we will return to the village for a cup of tea and a nibble at Graze on the Green. Accompanied children over 11 years and dogs on leads welcome.

Walk 2: Ale Trail - Saturday 22nd June 2019. Meet 12.30 White Horse Farm Inn from 1pm departure. Approx Distance 5 Miles.The walk will explore Rosedale's rich heritage through the beer barrel and bar taps. Taking us back in time to the dales earliest known brewing site from medieval times, through the lively and rich social changes that came to our dale with the Iron mining boom, which shaped so much of what we can still see and enjoy today. We will start and end our walk in Rosedale Abbey's two public houses, where you can take on refreshments, and en-route we will visit the locations of old beer houses, brewing sites and former inns. You will also hear tales of Murder, Ghosts, Illicit trade and Smuggling.

Walk 3: Exploring Rosedale's wildlife habitats - Saturday 22nd June 2019.Starting at 10.45am at the village green under the large tree and returning at approx 4.00pm. Led by Rosedale's Updale Natural History Recorder. A steady walk from the village heading northwest through the valley to Thorgill on the west side and up on to the moor exploring varied habitat and recording wildlife encountered along the way. Plenty of time to spot and discuss wildlife. One long steep climb on to the moor but with plenty of stops. Returning via Medds Farm and bridleway.

Walk 4: A Walk In The Land of Iron and The Cold War - Sunday 23rd June 2019.Starting at 1.30pm from the car park of the White Horse Farm Inn, Rosedale Abbey (OS Outdoor Leisure 26 1:25,000 SW Sheet SE 724955) returning at around 5.00pm. Led by The Rosedale History Society, with seldom seen photos and other archive material. Approximately 3.5 miles with a couple of steep ascents and styles to negotiate. Proper walking boots and waterproofs are essential, and the wearing of shorts is discouraged because of the risk of mites on the heather and undergrowth. And don't forget to bring your camera!

Walk 5: In search of Andy Goldsworthy - Sunday 23rd June 2019. Meet at the Milburn Arms for 10.45-11am departure returning between 3-4pm. Led by Kate Jones. Long slow amble up Northdale to visit four Sculptures. A couple of short, sharp hills, but with plently of opportunities to stop and enjoy the view. Camera's and sketch books welcome as time will be taken to enjoy the landscape.

Walk 6: Nordic Walking - Sunday 23rd June 2019. Meet at Chimney Bank car park at 9.45am where poles will be measured and allocated. Walk led by Nordic Walking Instructor Jill Allen. This walk will be for those new to Nordic Walking and wanting to learn the technique and benefits of this more challenging method of walking with poles. The training will take place along the Blakey Ridge track lasting 1hr to 1.5 hrs. Returning to the cars at 11.30am. All elements of the correct Nordic Walking technique and other exercise activities with poles will be explained fully.

You can just turn up on the day but numbers are limited. To secure a place by advance purchase contact 01751 417505 or email: walkrosedale@outlook.com. For full details please visit: www.rosedaleabbey.com, or for very the very latest news about the festival, please see our Facebook page.