Northallerton Striders
Northallerton Striders
Walk Schedule

Striders Walks

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Striders walks are approximately 5 miles led by guides. 
All walk at their own risk, free of charge except for insurance cover etc. for which we charge a small annual fee.
Money will also be required to buy refreshments during or at the end of each walk. Please arrive at venue/bus stop 10 minutes early.
All walks are circular unless stated.
All buses start from the Buck Inn, High Street, Northallerton. (DL7 8LU)
Some walks require the use of cars. Members often car share by arrangement meeting at the Forum car park Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed on walks.


Friday 5th October - Osmotherley Circular walk.
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 10:10 to catch the No.80 bus at 10:20 to Osmotherley.
Car Parking: Along roadside in streets near village green ready to meet at Market Cross and start walk at 10:30.
Route: A circular walk up onto Green Lane and return via Scarth Nick and the Cleveland Way. A shorter and easier route will also be available.
Distance: 5 or 3 miles - Time: 2hrs 30mins.
Difficulty: Moderate with some steep sections, walking boots are advisable.
Finish: In Osmotherley where there is a choice of places for refreshments.
Return: Buses back are at 13:34 and 15:34.

Saturday 13th October - Blowhouses to Bedale Linear walk.
Meet at the Buck Inn Buck Inn 238 High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8LU at 09:55. Bus departs 10:05.     
Blow Houses is just after the Bedale Bypass roundabout on the left if arriving from Northallerton, Let the Bus driver know that you want to alight there.  
Car Parking for car & bus option: Bedale long stay car park (£1.20 all day) and meet at the bus stop in front of House & Home shop at 9:55 to catch the 10:05 No.73 bus to Leeming Bar for Blowhouses as this is a linear walk returning to Bedale.
Route: A linear walk from Blowhouses via Leeming village under the A1M to Aiskew.  Around Aiskew and onwards to Bedale where refreshments are available.
Distance: 4.5 miles - Difficulty: Mainly flat, can be muddy in places so boots needed. Time: 2 hours
Refreshments are available in Bedale. 
Return: From Bedale on No.73 bus 05 & 35 past the hour.

Friday 19th October - Darlington South Park to Croft Linear walk.
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 10:00 for the No.72 bus at 10:12.
Car Parking: Along the roadside on side streets by South Park. If parking your car you will need to return by No.72 bus at 12:52 or 15:02 to South Park as this is a linear walk (Ask for other local bus times)
Route: The Walk follows paved paths and footpaths from South Park towards Blackwell Bridge and Stapleton before reaching Croft by following the Teesdale Way long distance footpath.
Distance: 4 miles - Time: 2hrs
Difficulty: Easy, with a mixture of road and footpath walking.
Finish: In Croft where refreshments are available at The Comet.
Return from Croft at 13:09 or 15:24. (No.72 bus to Northallerton)

Saturday 27th October - Ellerton Crossroad Circular.
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 09:20 to catch the 09:30 No.55 Richmond bus. If travelling by car meet at Ellerton crossroad for a 9:50 start.
Car Parking: At the Lakeside farmshop and country cafe. This is a short walk from the crossroad starting point.
Route: Following minor roads to and through the village of Forest before looping back to Bolton on Swale and down the lane past the lakes to the cafe
Distance: 5 miles. - Difficulty: Easy. May be muddy in places so boots are advisable - Time: 2hrs 30mins
Finish: At the Lakeside cafe where refreshments are available.
Return: Last bus back to Northallerton 14:05.


Friday 2nd November - South Kilvington to Thirsk Linear walk.
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 10:05 for the No.70 Bus at 10:15; arrives South Kilvington at 10:28.
Route: South Kilvington to Thirsk. Distance 3.5 miles -Difficulty Easy
Return: From Thirsk at 14:00 (No.70) and 14:20 (No.153)

Saturday 10th November - Ainderby Steeple to Northallerton Linear walk.
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 09:55 to catch the 10:05 No 73 bus to Ainderby Steeple. If coming by bus from Bedale use the 10:05 bus arriving at 10.17.
Car Parking: For those starting in Northallerton use the usual sites around town or car parking around Ainderby Steeple village green. (need to return by bus)
Route: A linear route from Ainderby Steeple to Northallerton. There are approximately 6 stiles towards the end of the walk and busy fast traffic on Dolly Lane where we walk for approx 1/2 mile.
Distance: 4½ miles - Time: 2hrs
Difficulty: Easy, conditions underfoot are mainly good but can be slightly muddy.  Boots are advisable.
Finish: Northallerton, choice of pubs and cafes for refreshments.
Return: Return buses to Bedale/Ainderby Steeple for car collection are every 30 minutes; 05 and 35 mins past the hour.

Friday 16th November - Salutation Farm to East Cowton. Linear Walk
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 10:00 for the No.72 bus at 10:12.
Car Parking: Usual places around Northallerton.
Route: A linear walk following footpaths with a little roadside walking from Salutation Farm to East Cowton.
Distance: 4½ miles - Difficulty: Easy, may be muddy underfoot. Boots are advisable - Time: 2hrs
Finish: In East Cowton where refreshments are organised at the pop-up cafe.
Return: No 72 bus from Cowton 13.25 or 15.40 for the journey back to Northallerton.

Saturday 24th November - Great Ayton circular.
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 09:35 to catch the 09:45 X80 bus to Great Ayton or meet at the village green by the bus stop near the CO-OP at for a 10:30 start.
Car Parking: Available around the green at Gt Ayton or in several places in Northallerton.
Route: Follows a clockwise direction across the railway and a gentle climb towards Rye Hill Wood. Then south east along lanes towards Dikes Lane. Gentle footpaths continue to Southbrook Farm and over the railway bridge to Little Ayton. Easy footpaths cross fields to Easby. Returning to Great Ayton following footpaths to west of the stream.
Distance: 5 miles - Time: 2hrs 30 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate, several stiles and gates to negotiate. May be muddy in places. Boots are essential.
Finish: In Great Ayton where refreshments are available.
Return: Direct buses back to Northallerton are at 14:00 or 16:50.

Friday 30th November - Durham by Train; circular. 
Meet: NORTHALLERTON TRAIN STATION at 10:20 for the 10:32 Trans-Pennine Train to Durham. Please allow time to buy your ticket.
Car Parking: Along roadside in side streets or designated car park areas.
Route: We will make our way from the station to the banks of the River Wear, we then follow the river on the west bank southwards to a part on the river called Prebends. From there we leave the river and pass through the university grounds. From here there is a short bit of road walking before we head into Great High Woods, passing the site of the Old Maiden Castle and back onto the river bank. We then cross the river on a foot bridge and head back into Durham on east bank heading north back to Durham city.
Distance: 5 miles - Time: 2hrs 30min.
Difficulty:   Moderate. No stiles, but plenty of ups and downs ,with flat walking by the river. a mixture of road and footpath walking. Boots are recommended.
Finish: In Durham City where there is a wide selection of places to take refreshments. There is a regular bus from the Cathedral or bus station to the railway station.
Return: Train times back from Durham station. 14:38, 15:28 or 16:16.


Saturday 8th December - Northallerton - Brompton; circular. CHANGE from advertised programme.
Due to poor underfoot conditions this route has been changed. The walk is now following a CIRCULAR route, STARTING IN NORTHALLERTON
Meet at the  BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 11:10 to start the walk at 11:15.
Car Parking: Along roadside in side streets and usual car parks.
Route: The Walk follows Bullamore Road, Scolla Lane, Banks Road, avoiding Lead Lane in Brompton and using the far end of Water Lane which is quieter. We could then have a stop at the Village Inn for coffee/lunch at circa 1pm.
There is the option of walking back into Northallerton or catching one of the buses outlined below.
Distance: 4 miles - Time: 2hrs into Brompton; 2½hrs into Northallerton.
Difficulty: Easy, with a mixture of road and footpath walking.
Finish: In Brompton or Northallerton.
Return: Buses back from the Village Inn, Brompton are at 13:45 (89) and 15:45 (80) to Northallerton.

Friday 14th December- Bedale to Snape Circular.
Meet at the Buck Inn, 238 High Street Northallerton DL7 8LU to catch the 10:05 No.73 Bedale bus from Northallerton to Bedale White Bear or meet at the White Bear at 10:30.
Car parking: Bedale car parks (all day £1.20p) as most on road parking is restricted to two hours.
Route: A circular walk from Bedale via Firby, passing Thorp Perrow to Snape Village and returning to Bedale via Lords Lane.  
Refreshments: There will be a lunch break at the Castle Arms in Snape.
Distance: 3.3 miles to Snape or 6.6 mile walking return - Time: 1 hour 45 minutes each way.
Difficulty: Mainly flat, some field, track and road walking so boots are advised. Some stiles.
If you prefer not to walk back to Bedale there is a No.144 bus from Snape to Bedale at 13:12 and 14:42.
Return: Busses from Bedale to Northallerton every ½ hour.

Additional Strollers walk. 
Tuesday 18th December - Great Broughton Bay Horse Pub, meet 10:00 for 10:15 start.
This is a 3 Heart walk led by Stokesley Strollers. Walkers should make their own travel arrangements (sharing cars where possible) and meet at the Bay Horse pub (TS9 7HA). 

Saturday 22nd December - Great Langton to Morton Linear walk.
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 09:25 to catch the 09:35 No 55 Richmond bus.
Route: Weather dependent. Either following the banks of the Swale or taking the minor road towards Kingfisher Bridge, Thrincroft and Morton.
Distance: 4 miles - Difficulty: Easy, May be muddy in places so boots are advisable - Time: 2hrs
Finish: In Morton where there is a pub for refreshments.
Return: Buses back to Northallerton are at 14/44 minutes past the hour.

Friday 28th December - Northallerton locality Circular walk.
Meet at The Forum Northallerton at 10:00
Route: A two and a half hour walk in the Northallerton area
Return to The Forum.

If you fancy some free walks in Richmondshire, then why not join Richmondshire Walking for Health group on some of their walks, go to :-  and select Richmondshire.

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Website last updated 17th December 2018

Walks may be cancelled or cut short if the weather is really bad.

Striders walks are often exploratory in nature, intended to discover the state of our footpath network and to ensure paths are kept open. These typically involve some difficult terrain and overgrown stiles and may require diversions or retracing of steps if we cannot find the path, so lengths and times are approximate.

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