Monthly Archives: May 2014

Walk For Life










In a couple of weeks Lady Jane Naylor is leading a fundraising walk along the Dales Way on behalf of the charity SafeHands for Mothers. SafeHands was set up to ensure that no woman, anywhere in the world, dies in pregnancy or childbirth and the Dales Way walk celebrates its 10th year of fundraising and campaigning.

The walk starts in Ilkley on June 8th and ends in Bowness on june 14th. Walkers are expected to raise sponsorship for the cause but will be provided with food, accommodation and transport to and from the route every day.

More details can be found at including how you can donate to this worthwhile charity.

New gates at start of Dales way

Two new shiny kissing gates have been installed at the start of the Dales Way.


They replace some tired and battered but well loved metal kissing gates, and are thanks to the hard work of the countryside rangers from Bradford Council.

There has also been considerable work to improve the paths and drainage along the way at the first section of this popular walk.

It all makes the start of the walk even more attractive to first-time visitors to the area.