Take a break from the Christmas mayhem. Join us for a guided walk in Swaledale, visiting Calver Hill and surrounding area above Reeth. The dales in winter are a glourious location, frost and snow (there may be some!) add an extra dimension to the scenery.
With views from the top taking in Lower Swaledale and beyond, the summit of Calver Hill gives you a unique view of this famous area. This walk is a moderate rated walk on our guided walk ratings. We would recommend that children are 10yrs and upwards.
The meeting point is the car park in the centre of Reeth, by the monument. There is no charge for parking, but there is an honesty box if you wish to donate. The route follows a path northwards out of the village, towards the open fell side. From the intake wall, we will make our way to the top and then over to look at some of the industrial archeology in the area. Coming back via the village of Healaugh and along the Valley bottom for a different view of Reeth.
The walk will take us high up in the Dales and the weather can definitely be changeable at this time of year. Please be dressed to go out for the day in cold weather. You must have a waterproof jacket and trousers and hats and gloves. Packing a spare layer or two would also be wise. You will also need food, drink and snacks for the day. We will provide a head torch for emergency use.
This walk is dog friendly and we would love to see your four legged friends out with you, as well as the rest of the family.
The walk will be lead by David, who is a qualified Winter Mountain Leader and holds the International Mountain Leader carnet. David is also a provider of National Navigation Award Scheme qualifications and a course director for Mountain Training