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Dales Events

The following page includes information about walks, exhibitions, arts & craft workshops and nature days in the Yorkshire Dales National Park which everyone is welcome to attend.


The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority August Events Programme

Hurdle-making demonstration

Sunday 3 August
Hazel has been coppiced in Freeholders' Wood for centuries. Watch Rebecca Oaks demonstrate one of the ways it would have been used in days gone by. It is still today a popular trade.10:30am to 4:30pm. Meet: Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre. Dogs allowed.

Guided Walk: Hawes Town Trail

Sunday 3 August
An easy walk of 2miles/3km relating the history of the town, buildings and surrounding area. 11:15am to 1:15pm or 2:15pm to 4:15pm. Meet: Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Wood-carving demonstration

Tuesday 5 August
Peter Berry will be demonstrating woodcarving techniques. 10:30am to 4:40pm. Meet: Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre. Dogs allowed.

Spinning and woolcrafts demonstration

Tuesday 5 August
Spinning and woolcrafts demonstration with the Museum Friends at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Guided Walk

Wednesday 6 August
Leadmining Days on Grassington Moor. An easy to moderate walk of 4miles/6km. 2:00pm to 5:30pm. Meet: Yarnbury, top of Moor Lane, Grassington Moor. Adults £2.00.

Guided Walk

Wednesday 6 August
West Burton Circular. An easy valley walk of 5.5miles/9km visiting Cauldron Force and West Burton. 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Meet: Aysgarth Fallls National Park Centre. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Guided Walk

Thursday 7 August
The History of Grinton Mines & Mills. A moderate walk of 3miles/5km. 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Meet: Grinton Youth Hostel. Adults £2.00.

Guided Walk

Thursday 7 August
Cromwell was here! A moderate walk of 6miles/10km with a lunch stop at the Victoria Inn; binoculars recommended. 11:00am to 3:00pm. Meet: Malham National Park Centre. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Caving

Thursday 7 August
A unique opportunity to explore one of the Dales' spectacular limestone caves with a C.I.C. nationally qualified Cave Instructor. Not suitable for children under 11 years old.10:00am or 2:00pm. Meet: Sedbergh National Park Centre. Price: £20.00.

Clog-making demonstration

Sunday 10 August
Expert clog-maker, Robin Longbottom, will be demonstrating his craft at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Clog-dancing demonstration

Sunday 10 August
Clog-dancing and fiddle playing in and around the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, from fantastic folk duo Jim and Lynette Eldon. 10:30am to 4:30.

Guided Walk

Sunday 10 August
'Back O' the Hill' Parkland, woodland, riverside and open fell - a bit of everything; moderate walk of 7miles/11km. 11:00am to 3pm. Meet: Cavendish Pavilion, Bolton Abbey. Adults £2.00.

Guided Walk

Sunday 10 August
The story in the rocks of Low Row. An easy walk of 3miles/5km. 2:00pm to 5:30pm. Meet: layby on B6270, east of road to Crackpot. Adults £2.00.

Guided Walk

Sunday 10 August
Dentdale from both sides of the valley. A strenuous walk of 6miles/10km including geological and historical interest with some spectacular views from both sides of the valley. 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Meet: Dent National Park car park. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Guided Walk

Wedneday 13 August
Lower Deepdale & the river. A moderate walk of 6miles/10km along Dentdale, Moneyside and West Deepdale with beautiful views returning along the riverbank to historic Dent. 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Meet: Dent National Park car park. Adults £2.00.

Blacksmithing demonstration

Wedneday 13 August
Artist blacksmith Steve Hopps will be demonstrating his ancient craft in the Malham National Park Centre garden.10:30am to 4:30pm. Dogs allowed.

Guided Walk

Wedneday 13 August
Industrial Ribblesdale. An easy walk of 1mile/2km exploring the site of the historic kiln. 2pm to 4pm. Meet: Hoffmann Lime Kiln, Stainforth. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Dales Cookery

Thursday 14 August
Baking recipes and techniques from Ann Holubecki and friends at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Caving

Thursday 14 August
A unique opportunity to explore one of the Dales' spectacular limestone caves with a C.I.C. nationally qualified Cave Instructor. Not suitable for children under 11 years old.10:00am or 2pm. Meet: Sedbergh National Park Centre. Cost: £20.00.

Guided Walk

Thursday 14 August
Fungi and Flowers in a Limestone Woodland. An easy walk of 2miles/3km. 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Meet: Grass Wood Quarry car park, half a mile west of Grassington, on Wood Lane. Adults: £2.00.

Batwatch

Friday 15 August
Local experts from the West Yorkshire Bat Group will tell you all about bats and then take you on a night-time bat hunt. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. Booking advisable. No unaccompanied children. 8pm. Meet: Bolton Abbey village hall. Cost: £2.00.

Guided Walk

Saturday 16 August
Settle Heritage Trail. An easy walk of 1mile/2km discovering the history and heritage of Settle. 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Meet: Settle Tourist Information Centre. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Linen weaving demonstration

Sunday 17 August
Flax fibre, once broken down and spun, can be woven into an incredibly hard-wearing and lustrous fabric. Dilys McCaffrey will show the end process of turning 'straw into gold' as it was once known. 10:30am to 4:30pm. Meet: Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes.

Guided Walk

Sunday 17 August
The Calf & Cautley Spout Circular. A strenuous walk of 11.5miles/18km over the southern Howgills to The Calf, descending to spectacular Cautley Spout and a river walk back to Sedbergh. 10:00am to 5:00pm. Meet: Sedbergh National Park Centre. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Guided Walk

Tuesday 19 August
Where did the water go? The limestone geology of upper Malhamdale; a moderate walk of 4.5miles/7km. 11:00am to 3:00pm. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Hedgerow-weaving demonstration

Tuesday 19 August
Watch Steve Fuller creating colourful and unusual baskets using hedgerow materials.10:30am to 4:30pm. Meet: Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre. Dogs allowed.

Guided Walk

Wednesday 20 August
The story in the rocks of Fell End. An easy walk of 4miles/6km. 2pm to 5pm. Adults £2.00.

Nature Discovery

Wednesday 20 August
Join Gwynneth Jackson and Robert Adams for a voyage of discovery around Freeholders' Wood. No need to book, just turn up promptly. Bring a packed lunch and wellies if wet. No unaccompanied children please. 11:00am to 1:30pm. Richmondshire car park, Langthwaite. Adults £2.00.

Gallery Gotcha - Woolly Wonders

Wednesday 20 August
Wonderful things to do with wool. Suitable for 8-12yr olds. 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Meet: Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes.

Guided Walk

Wednesday 20 August
Flowers of Dentdale. An easy stroll of 2.5miles/4km along the river between Church Bridge and Barth Bridge returning along Hall Road looking at the large variety of flowers and birds in the area. 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Meet: Dent National Park car park. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Guided Walk

Thursday 21 August
Kettlewell to Starbotton. A walk in the steps of monks and Romans; moderate walk of 5miles/8km. 11:00am to 2:30pm. Meet: Kettlewell National Park car park. Adults £2:00.

Guided Walk

Sunday 24 August
Henge & High Lanes. A moderate walk of 5.5miles/9km exploring the high ground between Wensleydale and Bishopdale. Relatively easy after an initial climb with good views and historical interest. 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Meet: Thoralby village hall. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Besom-making demonstration

Sunday 24 August
Rebecca Oaks will demonstrate the age old craft of making besoms or brooms from woodland materials. 10:30am to 4:30pm. Meet: Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre. Dogs allowed.

Pathfinder - Beginners

Sunday 24 August
Introduction to map reading and compass use with our Dales Volunteers. Indoor instruction plus outdoor practical session.10:30am to 4:30pm. Meet: Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. Cost £5.00.

Guided Walk

Sunday 24 August
Watermills in the Dales. An easy walk of 4miles/6km. 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Meet: Sedbergh National Park Centre. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

Stone walling demonstration

Sunday 31 August
Experienced drystone waller and walling competition judge, Clifford Bailey will be demonstrating his skill in the outdoor demonstration area. 10:30am to 4:30pm. Meet: Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes.

Guided Walk

Sunday 31 August
Askrigg to Worton Circular. A moderate circular walk of 6miles/10km with historical interest and long distance views of Wensleydale. 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Meet: Askrigg Church. Adults £2.00. Dogs allowed.

For more information, contact one of the national park information centres:

Aysgarth Falls 01969 663424
Grassington 01756 752774
Hawes 01969 667450
Malham 01729 830363
Reeth 01748 884059
Sedbergh 015396 20125
or visit www.destinationdales.org


Ilkley Summer Festival

August 2003
A wide range of events based in Ilkley and area. For more information please visit www.ilkley.org/summerfestival/

Car Boot Sale

Sunday 17th August 2003
Eppleby Village Hall, Eppleby (approx 9 miles north of Richmond) Food and Refreshments available. Cars £5 Vans £7. Sellers 8am Public 9am. Free Admission. All proceeds to Eppleby Youth Club. For more information please email David Dale, david.dale71@ntlworld.com

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