There are many opportunities to join a group walk which is a Green Walk: some such groups are listed below. A group may charge for your attendance, or the walk may be free to join. Some groups have walk leaders, while others share the leadership from those who turn up on the day. Often, those walks in the “shared outing” category will also be able to be walked self-guided if you choose to walk on a different day from that of the group walk.
DalesBus Ramblers, part of Friends of DalesBus, offer free guided walks every Sunday and some Saturdays using the acclaimed DalesBus network. These are normally less than 20km in length, and are mostly linear routes timed to meet scheduled outward and return Dalesbus services. The main catchment areas of interest are Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Keighley, Skipton, and York. Walks (which take place chiefly on Saturdays) are free to join.
Saturday Walking Club
This online-driven group has been well established in the London area for some years, but the reach of their walks goes far beyond the M25. Their walks are all free (the word “club” may be a bit misleading) and there are walks on other days of the week. You may download a route from their extensive catalogue to enable you to walk on your own — you are expected to carry your own copy of the route-map if you join a group walk.
Regular walks of up to 20km are organised for weekend days using public transport (rail and bus) services from York into the Vale of York, Howardian Hills, North York Moors and Yorkshire Wolds. The main catchment area of interest is that of York and its environs.
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