Friday, 28 June 2013

Otley Walking Festival 27th June - Weeton to Ilkley 17miles

My second walk of the Otley Walking Festival. I chose a long walk for today out of the extensive itinerary.

The leader was John - chairman of the West Yorkshire Long Distance Walkers Association.

We caught the 8am bus from Otley to Weeton (only about 15mins), and then set off up Almscliffe Crag for our first ascent of the day. An easy climb with great views of Wharefdale from the top. We then walked pretty much downhill through open countryside crossing several stiles along the way all the way to Pool.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Otley Walking Festival - Saturday 22nd

The first day and the first walk of the Otley Walking Festival for me.

We joined a walk with Craig Worrall - who is a foraging and wild food expert.
We met at Wharfedale Meadows car park before moving on to a car park at the top of Fewston reservoir.
There was a group of 14 including Craig.