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Health walks

There are a number of Health Walk Groups across the Craven District Area. There are all listed here for you to contact and enquire about joining them. There are 4 Health Walking Groups that are approved by the National Walking for Health scheme.

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They are all listed here for you to contact and enquire about joining them.

A booklet "24 Walks for Health in Skipton" includes routes suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.  It is supported by Craven District Council and was published with grants from Skipton Rotary, Skipton Town Council and the Temperance Hall Fund. Please contact us by phone or email Skipton Craven Walkers

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The other independent walking groups in Craven are listed under the Walking section of the Sports club directory

Skipton Craven Walkers

We are a small group run by volunteers who arrange short walks in Skipton, along the canal and in Yorkshire Dales. We usually meet on Mondays in Skipton at 1.45pm at the Canal Basin, Coach Street for a 2pm start. We take short walks around the town and usually meet for a chat over coffee afterwards. We aim to have longer walks, each fortnight, into the Dales using public transport or the community bus. Places we have recently visited are Bolton Abbey, Grassington, Malham and Hebden.

All ages (adults) and most abilities are catered for: we offer three grades of walks for "Strollers", "Striders" or "Leg-stretchers. Some walks may be arranged for wheelchair users upon request. So, if you want to improve your health and wellbeing and meet friendly, like-minded people, come and join us.

Who to contact         

C/o Craven Voluntary Action

Tel: 07984 781350


South Craven Walking4Health Group

Specifically aimed at people not confident in walking alone who wish to improve health, fitness and general well-being.  At the same time walkers are able to:

  • Take part in a friendly and mutually supportive group
  • See and enjoy our splendid scenery
  • Share heritage knowledge

Meets weekly at 9.30am on Mondays at various local locations.  Short walks (approx 2 hours) in and around Crosshills & Glusburn, Sutton-in-Craven, Kildwick and beyond.  On occasions 'guest walkers' with specific local knowledge are invited to join a walk.   Longer walks are organised on a monthly basis.

Who to contact         

Andy Glen - Volunteer Walk Leader

Tel: 01535 632734


North Craven Strollers

Easy walks! meet new people!
• Helps you exercise
• Only 45 mins to 1.5 hours
• Incentives for regular walkers
• Just bring sensible shoes and weatherwear!

 Mondays 9.30am Ladies Walks - High Bentham ring 015242 62672 for details 
Tuesdays 9.30am Men's Walk - High Bentham ring 015242 62672 for details
 Wednesdays 1.30pm Settle/Giggleswick, meet at Millennium Garden Near Booths car park, Settle

Who to contact   

North Craven Strollers

Tel: 01792 824537




The Sports Development Service has gained Quest accreditation (UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure) with a score of 85% leading to an "Excellent" rating. 
This represents one of the highest scores in the UK.

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