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.

January 2019

Saturday 5th January - Richmond circular walk.
Meet: BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 09:20 to catch the 09.30 No.55 Richmond bus. If travelling by car meet at Richmond Market Place at 10:15.
Route: Taking a westerly direction out of Richmond, we then make our way down to the River Swale taking easterly route along the river bank through Billy Bank Woods, to the station cinema, from there we follow the river to Easby Abbey then back to Richmond.
Distance: 5 miles - Time: 2hrs 30mins
Difficulty:Easy. There are some steep steps in the woods but they are short with hand rails. May be muddy in places so boots are advisable.
Finish: In Richmond where refreshments available.
Return: Last bus back to Northallerton is 13:50.

Sunday 13th January - Winter Social visit to Hawes, by bus.
Meet: at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton 09:20 to catch the 09:30 Dalesbus No.856 or meet at Hawes at 10:40.
Car Parking: Along roadside in side streets or designated car park areas.
Route: This is a social day. You can decide on the bus what you would like to do.
Finish:In Hawes where there is a selection of places to take refreshments. 
Return:Buses from Hawes Market Place are at 14:38 and 17:28.

Saturday 19th January - South Otterington circular, by car. 
Meet at the FORUM CAR PARK, Northallerton at 09.45 to organise car sharing before leaving at 10.00 or if travelling direct by car at South Otterington at 10.10 ready to start walk . The car park is on the opposite side of the road to the pub.
Car Parking: Parking is available in a layby 100 metres to the right along Maunby Lane. (DL7 9HP 5 miles south along A167)
Route: Circular, following quiet roads through Newby Wiske to Maunby and back to cars. 
Distance: 5 miles - Time: 2 hrs 30mins
Difficulty: Easy, no obvious obstacles – apart form crossing the road to the pub afterwards! 
Finish: At South Otterington where the refreshments are available.
Return: By car.

Friday 25th January - Thirsk & Sowerby circular by bus or car.
Meet at the Buck Inn at 10:05 for the 10:15 No.70 bus to Thirsk or meet at Thirsk Market Place bus stop at 10:35.
Car Parking: Usual places around Northallerton or Thirsk.
Route: A circular town and countryside trail passing sites of historical and environmental interest going by Castlegate to Castle Garth. The route leads to Kirkgate and the Parish Church then old Thirsk and along the north side of Cod Beck and south towards Pudding Pie Hill and Worlds End, returning via Sowerby
Distance: 4 miles - Difficulty: Mainly flat, can be muddy in places alongside Cod Beck so boots needed - Time: 2 hours.
Refreshments are available in Thirsk. 
Return: 14:00 No.153 bus or 14:20 No.70 bus


Saturday 2nd February - Spring House Farm to Bedale linear walk by bus. 
Meet at the Buck Inn, 238 High Street Northallerton DL7 8LU to catch the 10:05 No.73 Bedale bus from Northallerton to Spring House Farm. Alternatively catch the 10:05 No.73 bus from Bedale to Spring House Farm. I suggest you stay on your side of the road, we will join you when the bus from Northallerton arrives.
On both buses the driver might need to know where you want to alight. From Bedale it is just after the Bedale Bypass roundabout.
Car parking: Usual places around Northallerton.
Bedale car parks (all day £1.20p) as most on road parking is restricted to two hours.
Route: A linear walk to Bedale via Scruton, Coneygarth, Leeming Bar and Aiskew.
Distance: 4.5 miles. (This can be shortened by diverting into Leeming Bar.) Time: 2 hours 15 minutes.
Difficulty: Easy, no stiles. Mainly flat, some field walking so boots are advisable.
Finish: In Bedale where there is a wide selection of refreshments available.
Return: Busses from Bedale to Northallerton every ½ hour, 05 & 35 minutes past the hour.

Friday 8th February - Ellerton cross-roads to Forest, circular.
Meet: BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 09:25 to catch the 09:35 No. 55 Richmond bus. If travelling by car meet at Ellerton Crossroads for a 09.50 start.
Car Parking down lane leading to Ellerton Lakes, cafe and garden centre.
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: 5½ miles - Difficulty: Easy, May be muddy along the lane - Time: 2hrs 30mins
Finish: At Ellerton Lakes where refreshments are available in the cafe`.
Return: Last bus back to Northallerton is 14:05, from the crossroads.

Saturday 16th February - 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 the lane to the seat at the top of Arncliffe Wood; drop down to the Lyke Wake Walk post and walk along the east bank of Cod Beck Reservoir; onwards to Cote Garth and back to Osmotherley.
Distance: 4.5 miles - Difficulty:   Moderate with some steep sections, walking boots are advisable - Time: 2hrs.
Finish: In Osmotherley where there is a choice of places for refreshments.
Return: Buses back are at 13:34 and 15:34.

Additional Strollers walk
Tuesday 19th February - Swainby Village Hall, 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)

Friday 22nd February - East Cowton & Pepper Arden circular, by bus.
Meet at the BUCK INN, 238 High Street, Northallerton at 10:05 to catch the Darlington bus at 10:12 or meet in East Cowton, Beeswing Pub, at 10:35
Car Parking: If arriving by car, along roadside in East Cowton.
Route: Walk follows a circular route across fields and along quiet lanes.
Distance: 4 miles - Time: 2hrs - Difficulty: Easy, with a mixture of road and footpath walking.
Finish: In East Cowton where there is a pop up cafe where we can buy refreshments.
Return: No.72 bus from East Cowton at 13.25 or 15:40 for journey back to Northallerton.


Saturday 2nd March - Masham walk, circular, by car.
Meet at the Forum car park at 09:45 for car sharing, depart 10:00, or meet at Masham Market Place 10:30.

Additional Strollers walk
Tuesday 5th March - Carlton Blackwell Ox, 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 Blackwell Ox, Carlton.

Friday 8th March - Darlington Blackwell Park to Baydale and on to Sainsbury's linear walk by bus.
Meet at the Buck Inn at 10:00. Bus departs 10:12 (No.72).
Return from Darlington at 13:00 or 15:15.

Saturday 16th March - Bedale - Firby circular by bus or car.
Meet at the Buck Inn at 09:55. Bus departs 10:05. (No.73)
Car Parking for car & bus option: Bedale long stay car park (£1.20 all day) and meet at the White Bear bus stop.
Route: From the White Bear along Bedale Beck and towards Firby returning to Bedale.  
Distance: 4.5 to 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 & 035 past the hour.

Additional Strollers walk
Tuesday 19th March - 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).

Friday 22nd March - South Kilvington to Thirsk, linear walk.
Meet at the Buck Inn at 10:05. Bus departs 10:15 (No.70). Start walk at 10:30 by the village church at South Kilvington and walk to Thirsk by.
Return from Thirsk 14:00 (No.153) or 14:20 (No.70).

Saturday 30th March - Sunderland, by TRAIN.
Meet at Northallerton Railway Station at 10:25, train departs 10:33 (Grand Central), 
Fare est.  £17 return (price Dec 18)
Return train at 15:29; arriving back to Northallerton Station at 16:30. 

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.

If you would like to go on walks around Hartlepool and Teesside you can obtain information at


Website last updated 11th Feb 2019

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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