St George's go Walking

At St George's there's a wide range of ways to get involved, get connected with others to Share Life and Love Leeds.  Walking group led by Alison Oldfield (left) and Lindsey Pallant (right), is just one way to meet others and feel part of the Church.  But it's also a great way to invite friends with a similar interest and build the Church. alisonlindsey





The walking group have planned the walks for 2013.  You can find the guide on our website (below) or from the foyer in Church from Sunday 6th Janauary.

What is the St George’s walking group?

We think that walking is a great way of Sharing Life and getting to know one another, whilst enjoying the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the fabulous walking on our doorstep.

So a few years ago we set up the St George’s walking group.

We go out on the second Saturday of each month.  We usually walk in the Yorkshire dales and generally speaking the routes are between 10 and 13 miles (around 15-18km).  Usually the starting point for our walk will be within an hour of Leeds (although in the summer months we might go a little further afield).

Where have we walked?

Over the last couple of years we’ve walked in a whole variety of places across the dales and beyond.  Our recent walks have included:

  • Covering the length and breadth of Wharfedale from Gargrave to Grassington, Ilkley to Ingleton, Settle to Skipton.
  • Our famous “Kilimanjaro training walk” from Kettlewell up and across the hills to Buckden Pike which takes in views of the 3 peaks and 4 dales of Yorkshire
  • Traversing the White Horse at Sutton Bank
  • An annual walking weekend away which has taken us to Hathersage in Derbyshire dales, Whitby and the East coast and, this year, lovely Swaledale.

What next?

We are really excited about our programme for 2013!  We will be returning to some favourite haunts like Kettlewell and Grassington  but this year we are also planning some new adventures including scaling Roseberry Topping and hanging out with aristocracy at Castle Howard!  And in September we’ll be returning to the Derbyshire dales for a walking weekend away.

If you like walking then we’d love you to join us – whether you have been at St Georges for many years or have only just arrived.  Whether you are free every month or just occaisionally the walking group is a great way of making new friends and sharing fellowship together.  We’d love to welcome you.

To find out more about St George's Walking group visit our website.