December 2021 – Gilling Woods

Date: Sunday 19th December 2021
Start: 11.00am
Meet: Opposite Autism Plus centre (see below)
Length of walk: Just over 3 miles
Lunch Venue: The Worsley Arms, Hovingham
Time: 2.00pm

A pleasant walk of just over 3 miles with no stiles, 2 gates and no livestock. To get to the start drive to Gilling and turn right at the Fairfax Arms past the Village Hall and Miniature Railway. In just under a mile you will see cautionary signs about a speed hump (which is a very severe example, so please take care!). Very shortly afterwards you will see our parking area on the left opposite the base of Autism Plus and its chocolate shop.

Most of your effort will be expended in the first steady climb of about 50 metres. Then you can relax and enjoy the rest of the walk. We will have a pause at the viewpoint for a sip of water if you bring some. Then after the second mile we will stop, as usual in December, for something a little stronger. Finally an easy walk back to the start.

There will also be an easy level walk of under 2 miles – This will start from the same place at 12 noon.

We should complete the round by 1.15pm and lunch is booked for 2pm at The Worsley Arms.

Please send your menu choices (below) to Lot Doucet: 01439 788198 by Sunday 12 December.

You are welcome to join us for the meal even if you don’t walk. You are also welcome to walk and not eat – but please let us know that we should be expecting you to join in the walk.

Sunday Lunch at The Worsley Arms

Cream of mushroom soup with warm bread £6.75
Worsley Arms salmon and haddock fish cake, herb fish cream £6.95
Twice baked cheese soufflé with creamy Parmesan sauce £7.25
Chicken and bacon terrine with sultana and apple chutney, mixed leaves, whole grain dressing £7.50

Roast rump of Yorkshire beef, Yorkshire puddings, red wine gravy, roast root vegetables, braised red cabbage £16.75
Pea and mint ravioli with wilted spinach, garlic and garden peas, cream sauce £15.50
Herb roasted breast of chicken bacon peas and lettuce, sauté new potatoes,
thyme, and red wine sauce £17.50
Pork and coriander sausages, mashed potato, onion gravy £15.75
Fillet of sea bass, samphire, braised fennel, saut6 potatoes, saffron cream £17.50

Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream
White chocolate Brulee, shortbread biscuit
Mixed berry and apple crumble with custard
All @ £6.75
Selection of British cheeses, celery, grapes, biscuits, fruit chutney £8.50