The Dales Way Committee meet 3 times each year, usually January, April and August.For the last 4 years we have met in Settle, moving from West Leeds to accommodate our two members, Tony and Donald, who have to travel from Burneside and Windermere respectively. At our meeting on January 19th, following other business, we fixed the date for our Annual General Meeting. Saturday November 11th. 2017
Our AGM used to be held in the Linton Village Hall, Linton in Craven, which is near Grassington, with a very pleasant country pub overlooking the village green, ideal for lunch after the traditional morning walk. The only problem we had was that the attendance at the meetings usually consisted of the Committee [less apologies] with guests numbering between 1 and 5. At the meeting in 2010 we had 3 visitors. In 2011 with a similar number we decided that a meeting place for our AGM needed to be somewhere easier and more convenient to reach if we wished to attract more people; with good rail and road transport, together with other attractions. We decided on Ilkey for 2012.
The 2017 AGM will once again, be held at some pleasant and welcoming hostelry. With numbers joining in the morning walk in the mid twenties, it has proved to be the correct decision. Some couples and individuals construct an away break around the AGM, and travel some distance to get there.
With a decent attendance, we have become more adventurous for this years meeting and have invited a speaker. Alan Hulme, Head of Ranger Services, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will present a slide show and commentary titled, “A walk in the Park”
The day will commence with a 3 to 4 mile walk then lunch, with the meeting starting at 2pm and finishing at 4pm.
The date for the meeting is Saturday November 11th. We have picked this date to avoid local school holidays and festivals that we are aware of, to hopefully, avoid the increase in accommodation that those events attract. Further details will be published nearer the date on our web page.
We hope to see you on the day.