The first outing of 2019 will be a 3 1/2 mile stroll at Gargrave, on a cold sunny day.
First stop, the village toilets, thence to North Street. The route takes us along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Bank Newton Locks for the lunch stop. There is one stile. Then over the fields to join the Pennine Way back to Gargrave. The cafe will no doubt be open for further refreshments.
There may be mud and wet grass, boots recommended. Dress for the day's weather. In case of inclement weather a walk nearer home can be arranged.
Leader (and weather forecaster); Donald Lightowler
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am. Cost £8 There will be pick-ups along Branch-Keighley route