This month’s walk

  • May 2023 – Riccal Dale

    Date:  Sunday 14th May 2023
    Start: 11.00am
    Meet: Pockley – park on the left hand side on the grass verge or in the lay by just before the village
    Length of walk: 5 miles
    Lunch Venue: The Feather and Beak, Kirkbymoorside
    Time: 3.00pm

    The next village walk is on Sunday 14th May 2023 and is organised by Pat Thompson with Mary Thomas helping.

    The plan is to do a circular walk in Riccal Dale near Helmsley which is beautiful at this time of year with stunning Bluebells and Wild Garlic which should be flowering, and we will be having a coffee break at the annual Bluebells Pop Up Cafe which is to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research and is organised by Robert and Helen Wilson and the committee. The route takes us through Hasty Bank Farm which is a working farm that is completely unspoilt and in its original condition – no modernisation or tarmac roads.

    We will be having Sunday lunch at the Feather and Beak Restaurant near Kirkbymoorside, located on a farm at Kirby Mills, Kirkbymoorside YO62 6NS and the menu will follow shortly.

    There are some sheep around so dogs would need to be on a lead in those areas.

    The distance of the walk is 4.8 miles.

    Please bring some CASH for the Cafe.


    11.00am – Meet at Pockley – park on the left hand side on the grass verge or in the lay by just before the village.
    12.30am – 13.00pm approx – Coffee Break
    15.00pm – Lunch booked at The Feather and Beak, Kirkbymoorside

    Anyone wishing to do a shorter walk should speak to Pat about different options available as there is parking not too far from the café.


    Your order should be sent to Pat by Tuesday 9th May.

    If ordering roast beef please specify if you would like it well done, they normally serve the beef pink but will cook 2 joints if anyone wants well done.

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