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High Cup Nick, walks in the northern dales starting at Appleby Station.

Ana Cross on the North York Moors, subject of coach walks catering for all grades of walkers.

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This page gives the latest news that may affect any of our activities - such as additional events, website updates, changes to our published programme, or problems with the trains we are using.

News items are retained on this page for up to 6 months, but may be removed/updated earlier than this, depending on their relevance. All older and removed items can still be viewed in the News Archives (see link below)



18 May 2021

Anyone interested in joining us can now become a member online, by filling in our New membership application form.


16 May 2021 (updated item)

Although our main walks programme remains suspended, the committee has now agreed to resume walks on a limited basis with restricted numbers for FDR members only subject to the following conditions:

- These walks are open to FDR members only and numbers are restricted to a maximum of 30 participants.

- There is no need to book in advance.

- Contact details (current telephone number) must be provided to the walk leader on the day.

- Participants should comply with any Covid restrictions which could affect them joining a walk.

22 May
Horsforth Circular
via woodlands, Newlay Bridge, the canal, the River Aire, Rawdon Billing and Hunger Hill

Meet at Horsforth Railway Station at 10.11 am

10.5 miles Moderate
29 May
Todmorden to Hebden Bridge
includes 545m of ascent
Meet at Todmorden Railway Station at 10.40 am 8 miles Easy/Moderate
3 June
Ripley Circular Meet at the free car park in Ripley at 10.00 am 11 miles Moderate
5 June
Spofforth Circular
via Follifoot, the Fish Lakes and Kirkby Overblow

Meet at Spofforth at 09.56 am

Train to Harrogate to catch no.7 bus to Spofforth at 09.40 from stand 9
Parking in Spofforth by the castle

10 miles Moderate

It is anticipated that Saturday walks will continue on a weekly basis and Thursday walks on a monthly basis until the full walks programme can be resumed. Subject to confirmation of the Government's road map, this is likely to be late June at the earliest. Updated details will be posted here in due course.


21 April 2021

Please send any items for inclusion in the next members' newsletter (June 2021) to the editor, Jane Coupe, as soon as possible, but no later than 4 June 2021.


4 March 2021

The February 2021 newsletter has now been issued to all members by post or email as appropriate.


23 January 2021 - Members' Holidays Announcement (updated item)

The Bishop Auckland weekend, due to take place on 26 to 29 March 2021 has been cancelled. We have asked the hotel to re-arrange it for the same weekend next year. All deposits paid will be refunded.

The summer holiday at Kingussie on 28 May to 4 June has been re-arranged for the same time next year, leaving on Friday 27 May 2022. The hotel is undergoing a partial refurbishment and the price has gone up from £395 to £399 per person. The single person supplement remains the same £56. More details will appear in a forthcoming newsletter.

At present the September weekend at Langdale Youth Hostel and the October holiday to Dovedale, Derbyshire are still planned to go ahead.

24 November 2020

As our Annual General Meeting has been postponed until 2021, please click here to view our accounts for the financial year 2019-20 and our five year trends. (PDF file, 701 KB)


18 November 2020

The November newsletter has now been issued to members via post and email.


8 October 2020

The October members' weekend in Llanberis, North Wales has now been cancelled. Booked members will be contacted individually about refunds.

News Archives (Microsoft Word documents)