2024 MONTHLY WANDERS
At the Autumn Committee Meeting it was decided on a majority vote to discontinue the Autumn and Winter Wanders.
Any walks that would normally be on the second Wednesday in March will now be done on the second Monday. The latter will be the Morecambe Wander, which as usual, will be dependent on the Northern Rail/Media cheap rail fare offer.
2023 MONTHLY WANDERS
WEDNESDAY 11 OCT - SKIPTON BY TRAIN
Train departs Leeds Railway Station at 10.26. Arrives Skipton 11.09.
Walk: Easy canal and woods
12.45 approx Lunch - Various Venues
Train departs Skipton 14.17 or 14.47. Arrives Leeds 14.58 or 15.28.
WEDNESDAY 8 NOV - CARLISLE BY TRAIN
Meet at Leeds Railway Station. Train departs 9.20.
Arrive Carlisle at 12.01
Walk: Easy paths and riverside
Late lunch at the William Rufus pub (Wetherspoons)
Return train 16.18 . Arrive Leeds 19.08
From Monday 25 September the Yorkshire Evening Post are publishing Northern Rail tokens to collect for £10 per day return travel on their routes. Travel is valid to 17 November. This offer will apply to the Carlisle train.
Collect 3 tokens and visit northernrailway.co.uk/nationalworld for redemption details.
WEDNESDAY 12 APL - MYTHOLMROYD TO SOWERBY BRIDGE BY TRAIN
Meet at Leeds Railway Station.Train departs 10.42.
Arrive Mytholmroyd 11.28.
Walk: Canal Towpath
Lunch 13.30 approx at Wetherspoons Sowerby Bridge.
Return train departs 14.58 -Arrives Leeds 15.22.
WEDNESDAY 10 MAY - SOUTHPORT BY COACH - £15
Coach from Armley Centre at 10.15 and leaves Asda Wortley at 10.30.
Arrive Southport 12.00 approx.
Light lunch and toilet stop.
1pm approx Meet back at the coach drop off point to start the walk.
3pm approx Free time in Southport.
Return Coach leaves 6pm. Arrives Leeds 8pm approx.
WEDNESDAY 14 JUN - THE GNOME ROAM (NEWMILLERDAM)_
EASY PATHS AND WOODS WALK.
Meet at Leeds Bus Station. Bus no 110 at 10.30 to Wakefield. Then bus 106 every 15 mins.
Lunch - The Dam Inn.
Return bus 59 hourly to Wakefield at 12.57 13.57 14.59 then 110 to Leeds.
Or walk approx 15 mins to A61 to catch the 106 back to Wakefield then 110 back to Leeds.
WEDNESDAY 12 JUL - GOATHLAND/WHITBY - COACH £15
Coach from Armley Leisure Centre at 10.15. Picks up at Asda Wortley at 10.25
Arrive Goathland 12pm approx. - Light lunch or pack up.
1pm Walk to Grosmont. Scenic country paths.
Non walkers stay on the coach to Whitby.
Train (Northern Rail) to Whitby at 3.15pm
Arrive Whitby 3.45 approx. Free time in Whitby for meal etc.
Depart Whitby by Coach 6pm
Arrive Leeds 7,45pm approx.
WEDNESDAY 9 AUG - MARSDEN TO SLAITHWAITE - TRAIN
Meet at Leeds Railway Station. Train at 10.30.
Change at Huddersfield.
Arrive Marsden 11.15 approx.
Walk - Canal Towpath.
Lunch - Slaithwaite various pubs/cafes
Return train 1.34 then hourly.
Change at Huddersfield.
WEDNESDAY 13 SEP - FLEETWOOD/CLEVELEYS - COACH £15
Coach from Armley Leisure Centre 10.15. Picks up Asda Wortley at 10.25.
Arrive Fleetwood 12pm approx.
Return to coach after the walk for free time in Cleveleys.
Return Coach leaves 6pm.
Arrive Leeds 8pm approx
WEDNESDAY 11 JAN - KEIGHLEY BY TRAIN
Meet at Leeds Railway Station. Train departs 10.26.
Arrive Keighley 10.51.
Paths and Parks.
Free time to look round Cliffe Castle Park Museum.
13.30 approx Lunch: The Livery Rooms (Wetherspoons)
Return Train 13.31 14.01 14.09 frequent service.
WEDNESDAY 15 FEB -CHANGE OF WALK FROM PRINTED PROGRAMME DUE TO LACK OF RAIL FARE OFFERS.
OSSETT TO DEWSBURY
Bus no 116 from Leeds Bus Station Stand 8 at 10.20.Arrive Ossett Bus Station 11.10.
Easy Greeenway flat traffic free paths walk. Approx 4+ miles.
Various eateries in Dewsbury.
Frequent Bus service 202/203 back to Leeds Bus Station via White Rose Centre from Dewsbury Bus Station at 13.27 13.42 13.57 14.12 14.28 14 42 15.00.
WEDNESDAY 8 MAR - MORECAMBE BY RAIL £10.00 (No rail strike on this date)
The Northern Rail/Media cheap fare offer has returned wef 13 February. From this date tokens will be printed in the Yorkshire Evening Post. To take advantage of this special offer you need to collect 3 tokens and download the application form from northenrailway.co.uk/nationalworld. When purchasing tickets (which can be bought up to three days in advance of travel) you need to hand over the completed application form with tokens attached at the ticket counter. Tickets can only be bought at manned stations. 3 tokens allow you to buy up to 4 day ranger £10 tickets so please liase with other walkers if necessary.
TRAIN DEPARTS LEEDS RAILWAY STATION AT 10.18 AND ARRIVES AT BARE LANE STATION WHERE WE ALIGHT AT 12.20.
THE WALK FROM BARE LANE IS FLAT AND EASY VIA THE PARK AND PATHS AND CONTINUES ALONG THE PROMENADE TO CENTRAL MORECAMBE.
FREE TIME IN MORECAMBE FOR LUNCH or BUS TO HEYSHAM FOR LUNCH THEN WALK BACK TO MORECAMBE.
THE TRAINS BACK TO LEEDS DEPART
14.32 ARRIVE LEEDS 16.38
17.31 ARRIVE LEEDS 19.39
IF TRAVELLING ON THE 14.32 TRAIN BACK TO LEEDS PLEASE HAVE LUNCH IN MORECMABE.
2022 MONTHLY WANDERS
Wednesday 12 January - Harrogate by Bus
Meet at Leeds Bus Station for Bus no 36 at 10.40.
Arrive Harrogate 11.30
Walk: Easy Park and Woods
Lunch: Many choices of pub or cafe.
Return Bus no 36 05 20 and 35 mins past the hour. Arrive Leeds 50 05 and 20 past the hour.
Wednesday 9 February - Morecambe by train
£14 on production of Metro Bus Pass at a manned railway station
Meet at Leeds Railway Station. Train departs 10.18
Arrrive Bare Lane 12.20
Walk: Flat easy park and promenade to Morecambe.
1pm approx free time and lunch in Morecambe
Return trains depart Morecambe 14.32 17.31 or 20.06
Arrive Leeds 16.38 19.39 or 22.22.
Wednesday 9 March - Hollingworth Lake - Easy Paths
Meet at Leeds Railway Station. Train departs 10.18.
Arrive Littleborough 11.30.
Walk: Paths and Lakeside - Toilets at Visitor Centre.
Lunch 13.00/13.30 approx. The Beach Pub or cafes.
14.30 prompt walk back to Littleborough Railway Station.
Return train 14.58 - Arrive Leeds 16.02.
Wednesday 13 April York Walls - By Bus
Meet at Leeds Bus Station. City ZAPP at 10.30
Arrive York Railway Station at 11.25.
Walk : Medieval City Walls and paths. These are ancient paths with steps and may be steep and uneven in places.
Lunch at 1pm approx at Wetherspoons then free time in York.
Return Bus Coastliner 843 or faster City Zapp every 30 mins.
Wednesday 11 May - Ruswarp and Whitby - By Coach £10
Please check with Janice for seat availability due to cancellations.
Coach leaves Armley Leisure Centre at 10.15 and Asda Wortley at 10.25.
Arrive Ruswarp 12pm approx - Cafe and toilets.
Walk from Ruswarp to Whitby then free time in Whitby.
Non walkers stay on coach to Whitby
Return Coach leaves Whitby at 6.30 - Arrives Leeds 8pm approx.
Wednesday 8 June - Church Fenton - By Train
Train at 10.31 from Leeds Railway Station.
Arrive Church Fenton 10.49.
Walk : Flat easy paths
Lunch 1pm approx The White Horse.
Return Trains 13.34 14.34 Arrive Leeds 13.50 and 14.50
Wednesday 13 July - Thirsk - By Coach £10
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Coach departs Armley Leisure Centre at 10.15 and Asda Wortley at 10.25.
Arrive Sutton Bank 12pm approx
Walk: 3 miles White Horse Walk - 1 uphill section
Walk for non walkers is a 20 minute stroll to cafe with ample seating
Leave Sutton Bank 2pm approx for Coach to Thirsk Market Place
Free time and Wetherspoons and Cafes available
Return Coach leaves 6.30 Arrives Leeds 8pm approx
RIPON WANDER CANCELLED DUE TO HOT WEATHER FORECAST
Wednesday 10 August - Ripon
Bus no 36 from Leeds Bus Station at 10.40.
Arrive Ripon 12pm approx.
Walk: Easy paths and riverside
Lunch Wetherspoons of cafes
Return bus to Leeds every 15 mins
Wednesday 14 Sep - Durham /Angel of the North (Gormley statue) Coach £10
Coach departs Armley Leisure Centre at 10.15 and Asda Wortley at 10.25
Arrive Angel of the North 1pm approx - Packed lunch suggested
Leave Angel 1.45 approx
Arrive Durham 2.15 approx
Circular walk by river and paths
Free time in Durham - ample choice of cafes, pubs etc
Depart Durham 6.30pm - Arrive Armley/Wortley 8.30 approx
Wednesday 12 Oct - Knaresborough - Train
Train departs Leeds Railway Station at 10.29 - arrives Knaresborough 11.14.
Footpaths and riverside walk followed by free time in Knaresborough.
Various pubs and cafes for lunch
Return train at 14.07 14.37 15.08 and 15.37.
Wednesday 16 Nov - Gargrave to Skipton - Train
Date changed due to rail strike
Train departs Leeds Railway Station at 10.49 - arrives Gargrave at 11.32.
Ask at ticket counte for best price on the day.
Canal towpath walk from Gargrave station to Skipton - 5 miles.
Many pub/cafe options for lunch in Skipton.
Return trains from Skipton
14.17 arr Leeds 14.59
14.47 arr Leeds 15.30
15.17 arr Leeds 15.59
15.30 arr Leeds 16.05
15.47 arr Leeds 16.29
Wednesday 7 Dec - NO WALK
2021 MONTHLY WANDERS
WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST - RIPLEY TO HARROGATE VIA THE GREENWAY/NIDD GORGE
MEET AT LEEDS BUS STATION BUS NO 36 AT 10.30
LUNCH:WETHERSPOONS (WINTER GARDENS) OR CAFES
RETURN BUS NO 36 EVERY 15 MINS
WEDNESDAY 8 SEP - LYTHAM ST ANNES BY COACH £10
LEAVE :ARMLEY LEISURE CENTRE AT 10.00 AND ASDA WORTLEY AT 10.15
ARRIVE: LYTHAM 12PM Approx
WALK: EASY COASTAL PATHS
ANYONE NOT WALKING STAY ON COACH TO ST ANNES
LUNCH: 2PM APPROX SALTERSWHARFE (TOBY CARVERY)
FREE TIME IN ST ANNES
RETURN COACH LEAVES 6PM - ARRIVES LEEDS 8PM Approx
WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER - SCARBOROUGH - COACH - £10
LEAVE :ARMLEY LEISURE CENTRE 10.00
LEAVE :WORTLEY ASDA 10.15
ARRIVE: SCARBOROUGH 12PM APPROX
NON WALKERS STAY ON COACH TO SCARBOROUGH
WALK: WOODS AND PARK
1PM APPROX LIGHT LUNCH THEN WALK ON SEASHORE
FREE TIME IN SCARBOROUGH
DEPART: SCARBOROUGH 6.30
ARRIVE: LEEDS 8PM APPROX
WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER - CARLISLE - TRAIN
MEET AT LEEDS RAILWAY STATION - TRAIN AT 9.20
ARRIVE CARLISLE - 12.01
WALK - EASY PATHS AND RIVERSIDE
LATE LUNCH AT WILLIAM RUFUS (WETHERSPOONS)
RETURN TRAIN AT 16.18
ARRIVES LEEDS 19.08
THIS EVENT IS DEPENDENT ON THE RAIL COMPANY/YEP CHEAP FARE OFFE
ALL GOVERNMENT RULES AT THE TIME TO BE FOLLOWED
2020 Monthly Wanders
COVID 19 UPDATE
ALL WANDERS SUSPENDED WEF 17 3 2020. WE WILL ADVISE YOU WHEN THEY RESUME BUT THIS MAY NOT BE FOR SOME TIME