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Messages from John Penrose 


Sent: 17th June 2024

21 of us are looking forward to the weekend in the Lakes at the end of next week.

The Lakes weekend means that our next Coach supported walk will be on 21st July when we will be going to Reeth in Swaledale.  We still do not have a B walk leader so I would be grateful for a volunteer.  If no one comes forward I will bring 2 or 3 possible B routes in the form of OS maps that should be fairly easy to follow.

We also need an A walk leader for Leyburn on 8th September and B walk leaders for Skipton (29th September) and Pateley Bridge (20th October).

Further ahead we will need walk leaders for 10th November and 1st December.

Best wishes  John



With the usual request for offers to lead an A or B walk where a vacancy exists (and you can choose the location where none is yet listed!) here is the current state of the Sherburn Boghoppers programme for 2024-

28th April           Malham             A walk- John Penrose    B walk- Eric Mitchell ….. now booking!

30th April           Temple Newsam      Walk Leader Training course …. places still available

19th May            Thornton Le Dale   A walk- Alan Yeaman     B walk- Eric Mitchell

9th June             Settle             A walk- Michele Duff    B walk- Melvin King

28th -30th June                      Boghopper Lakes Weekend, Keswick

21st July            Reeth              A walk- John Penrose    B walk- Leader needed

18th August       Elsecar            Combined A and B walk         - Christine Snowdon

8th September    Leyburn            A walk- Leader needed   B walk- Melvin King


Proposed Future Dates (please consider if you can offer a walk on one of these dates

With a coach-       29th September     20th October    10th November    1st December 

Without coach-      15th December

There has been insufficient interest to allow us to book at the Lion Inn for a Christmas meal.

All of the coach supported trips in the above list will have pick ups at Micklefield, Aberford and Wetherby except for the 19th May to Thornton le Dale which will be Tadcaster only. 


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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