We are a small friendly group of enthusiastic walkers who meet up about twice a month. Most walks are on Tuesday mornings, covering about 5 – 7 miles. We also arrange an annual 4-day walking trip and occasional longer walks for those who like a challenge.
Most walks attract around 15 – 20 walkers. Routes are predominantly off-road, so good walking shoes or boots are recommended.
We meet at 0930 in Orston Village Hall car park for all walks unless otherwise indicated. We then arrange car sharing on an adhoc basis where we need to drive to the start of a walk.
New walkers are very welcome whether you come along for one walk or join us on a regular basis. Please contact Pauline on 07811 001197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive all the latest information via our email circulation list or would like any further information.
Annual Trip 2023 – Orston Walkers Visit “Heartbeat” Country
After enjoying our trips to Wales the last few years it was decided to seek a new location and scenery. We were not disappointed. We travelled to the beautiful village of Goathland in North Yorkshire made famous by the TV series “Heartbeat”.
Our base for the three nights was the Mallyan Spout Hotel which was ideal accommodation for the nineteen of us. The location gave us access to walks both from the hotel and within easy driving distance. The weather for these 4 days in June was probably the best we’ve experiences in 11 annual trips since the village Walking Group was formed.
We limbered up on arrival at Goathland with a 4 mile walk from the hotel which took in the actual Mallyan Spout, the tallest waterfall in the North Yorkshire Moors.
On or first full day we enjoyed a very picturesque circular 8 mile walk from the hotel to Grosmont. A beautiful walk with the attraction of pubs, tea rooms and the railway station and train sheds at the halfway point in Grosmont. On arrival in Grosmont we opted for the Old School Coffee Shop and were not disappointed – cakes and savoury dishes to die for. As we sat outside overlooking the station we had the amazing good fortune to see the royal train as it entered the station pulled by The Flying Scotsman.
The following day’s walk was entitled The Hole of Horcum and as the name suggests was the most challenging. Once we were back at the hotel refreshments in the large and very attractive beer garden were very welcome.
To break the journey home we visited Castle Howard; familiar to television and film audiences as the fictional “Brideshead”. After a leisurely walk around the estate grounds followed by refreshments we headed home.
Further Adventures in the Yorkshire Dales – May 2018
A record 19 walkers enjoyed some wonderful weather in beautiful Arkengarthdale. A few photos for the album are included below:
Adventures in The Yorkshire Dales – May 2017
Another very successful trip to Arkengarthdale, the northern most Dale. As usual we stayed at the CB Inn. Excellent accommodation, good food and great beers. Eleven of us made the trip and the weather was unbelievable. In fact it was rather too hot on the walk from Richmond on the final day (28 degrees!). John Johnson met us on arrival at the CB Inn having completed approx. half The Coast To Coast walk the previous week. He left us on the last day with Gordon to complete the easterly part of the Walk heading to Robin Hood’s Bay. Well done to both.
Three nights at Littletown Farm in The Lakes – May 2016
Twelve walkers on this our fourth venture north. The weather was kind, the accommodation and food great and a welcoming pint or two of Wainwrights best bitter to finish the day.
Tuesday 20th October – Celebrating a ‘significant’ birthday
This walk was a bit of a departure from our usual pattern as we stopped mid-way at the Manor Tea Rooms in Bleasby to help Jean, one of our founder members, celebrate a ‘significant’ birthday.
Walking Group visits Arkengarthdale for third year in a row (May 2015)
Our stay in the Yorkshire Dales was extended to 3 nights this year. It worked well for our party of 12. Although the medium range forecast was grim the weather was quite kind to us and we ended each day with dry boots.
Where will we venture next year??? Watch this space.
Walking Group tackles the Yorkshire Dales for second year (May 2014)
Following a successful walking break in the Dales in May 2013 it was decided we make this an annual event. As no one could, dared or wanted to suggest another destination we again used The Charles Bathurst Inn in Arkengarthdale as a base as they had made us so welcome previously. We were not disappointed.
Eleven walkers made the trip and we had planned walks for each of the three days. The weather was very kind to us. It looks as though The CB Inn will have to brace itself for another visit from Orston next year.
Arkengarthdale – the ‘Hidden Dale’ (May 2013)
Ten of the walking group members spent 3 days in the ‘hidden dale’, Arkengarthdale, based at the Charles Bathurst Inn near Reeth. The weather was kind to us and we managed 3 walks including a biggy of about 13 miles. A full set of photos from the tour are available here