Members Events and information
The events detailed within this section are for members only.
They cover a wider range of walking areas than our guided
walks for the general public.
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FDR has a history and culture of coach excursions, weekend
short breaks and week long holidays. These date back to when
our organisation was founded in 1980 and the DalesRail fully
integrated town and bus service, operated only on summer weekends
once a month. These were to hold the membership together and
provide the opportunity for collective walking as a group.
Coach excursions were scheduled as once per month events in
winter and in the summer, once per month on a weekend when
DalesRail did not operate.
When the Settle/Carlisle line was finally reprieved from
closure in 1989 and a regular year round passenger service
was established, we saw no reason why activities which had
given so much pleasure to members and had transported them
to areas not accessible by train, should be suspended. The
programme of events was merely adjusted to avoid a clash of
activities. Regretfully, for administrative and logistical
purposes, these elements of our events have to be restricted
to members of the organisation.
The coach trips, which were held monthly on Sundays, covered
almost anywhere within a 2 hour coach trip of Leeds. We regularly
visited areas such as the North Pennines, the Lake District,
Derbyshire, Lancashire and the North York Moors and Coast.
The coach trips ceased in 2016.
The weekend and longer holiday trips use either hotel or
youth hostel accommodation and have previously included visits
to Scotland, Wales and Ireland. There will normally be at
least three grades of walk put on each day. Details of future
trips can be found in the Holidays
Our other forthcoming walks and activities are listed below
- you can find details of previous trips in the Past
for members only
First Thursday of each month
One walk only - 10/12 miles - moderate
ALL MEET AT 10.00 AM unless
Thursday 1 July
and Silsden Railway Station
Thursday 2 September
For further information,
please contact Lynn Saleh on 07887 954 839
Please see the News
section for details of any current restrictions which may
for members only
Fairfield Great Rigg
Thursday 15 July
Great Dodd Stybarrow Dodd Hart Side
Black Fell Holme Fell
Tuesday 7 September
farm Base Brown Great Gable
Borrowdale Maiden Moor High Spy
Head - Mardale Ill Bell - Kidsty Pike
All walks are circular. Leaders will send
out by email more details about the route, exact meeting
time and place. If you would like to join us and are not
currently on our mailing list for the Lakes walks, please
contact Merrilyn Hall by text or phone.
Due to possible coronavirus restrictions,
there will be no formal car share arrangements. However,
in order to reduce the number of vehicles needing to be
parked, any voluntary private arrangements which can be
made would be helpful. Starts of walks have been chosen
keeping in mind the capacity of car parks.
For further information, please
contact Merrilyn Hall on 07807 200 517
Please see the News section
for details of any current restrictions which may apply
for members only
to be confirmed
Annual General Meeting
Please see the members'
Diane Taylor on 0113 293 1924 for further details