Oswaldkirk Village Walking Group

The Oswaldkirk Village Walking Group began towards the end of 2006 with a good attendance and has gone from strength to strength over the ensuing years.  The walks take place on one Sunday of each month and always start at 11am, unless otherwise notified, in order to give those who attend church time to join in.

A gate on the moors

There is a progamme drawn up by the co-ordinator (currently Shirley Halliwell) at the beginning of every year whereby walkers volunteer to lead a walk, which they recce in advance, and also arrange a suitable venue for Sunday lunch afterwards, these details are then entered onto the website each month.  The co-ordinator will advise walkers once the details have been put on the web.

There are currently 36 members in the group although, obviously, not everybody is able to attend each time. There are on average between 15 – 20 people on each walk.

Since April 2009 Gerard Simpson has led a group who walk each month doing long distance routes in a manageable section at a time. To date we have completed

  • The Tabular Hills Walk (48 miles)
  • Esk Valley Walk (35 miles)
  • Minster Way (50 miles)
  • Cleveland Way, (110 miles)
  • Lake Pickering Circuit (155 miles)
  • Whitby Way (71 miles)
  • The Inn Way on the North York Moors (89 miles)
  • The Coastliner Way (York to Whitby 76 miles)

These are now resuming on the second Wednesday of each month.