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Messages from John Penrose 

Sent: 11th April 2024

Our next trip is on Sunday 28th April when the coach will be taking us to Malham.  Eric Mitchell is leading a B walk from Gargrave to Malham using the route of the Pennine Way, a lovely section of the route.  I will be leading a circular walk from Malham that will take in some fantastic limestone scenery including Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Weets Top.  Please book your places on the coach with Jean by Saturday 20th April.


Sent: 27th March 2024

Currently our future programme is as follows

28th April      Malham        A walk – John Penrose   B walk, Gargrave to Malham- Eric Mitchell

19th May       Thornton le Dale         A walk – Alan Yeaman    B walk – Eric Mitchell

9th June         Settle                                A walk- Michelle Duff    B walk -?

21st July        ?

As you can see we still need a B walk leader at Settle and a location and leaders for 21st July.   John


Sent: 4th  March 2024

Click to View 2024 AGM Report

Please note that we have decided to raise the membership subscription (which is now due) to £12 per annum.

Coach fares will also rise to £15 (£17 for visitors).

Both are quite sharp rises but reflect the fact that we have been subsidising the cost of coach hire from our funds and have made a loss of over £700 last year. Had these rates been used last year we would have just broken even.

Please pay your subscription as soon as possible.  Cheques or cash to Barbara Beeton (or pay on the coach on the 17th March). 

You can also pay your £12 by direct bank transfer to  
‘Sherburn Boghoppers Hiking Club’, sort code: 53 61 23 account number: 67748422
and put your name in the reference (if you use this method to pay please send us an email to to notify us that you have done so)

Coach Pickups 20 March 2023

At the AGM a resolution was passed that we reduced the number of coach pickups to a maximum of one after Sherburn.  The result would be that the coach would pick up at Tadcaster, Wetherby or Garforth depending on our destination.  The reason for this was to reduce the journey time and to reduce the mileage/coach hire.  It was probably brought up because the route via Micklefield and Aberford to Tadcaster was felt to be particularly onerous.  NB.  We originally travelled straight from Sherburn to Tadcaster but introduced the pickups in Micklefield & Aberford when we resumed having the coach after covid to try and encourage people back to the walks.

We have now looked in more detail at the implications to costs and mileage.

Sherburn to Tadcaster direct would appear to save £10  on  the coach hire and more than halve the travel time and mileage between those points.  However, the journey to Wetherby from Sherburn  can only be reduced by 5 minutes or so on a 26 minute journey by taking the most direct route, and apparently would not attract any saving on the coach hire.

We would, therefore, propose that we maintain the pickups at Micklefield and Aberford when travelling via Wetherby but on other routes just pick up at Tadcaster or Garforth.

We are conscious that this does not exactly match the terms of our AGM resolution but we are confident that it implements the intention and spirit of it.

Please let us know of your opinion on the matter and if this is not acceptable to a number of you we will review the situation again.  For the time being we will maintain pickups at Micklefield and Aberford when we travel via Wetherby as the case for our next walk at Leyburn on the 16th April.



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