Winter Revival – Yorkshire Dales

4 days
goat guide

DATES Sun 15th January 2023
- Thu 19th January 2023

4 nights

After a successful Winter Revival in Skipton in 2022 we are returning. January is a great time to walk to start the year, blow away the winter blues and stretch out the legs!   It’s exciting not knowing if it will be crisp and cold, or mild and misty and what a chance to step out and revive together in the beauty of North Yorkshire. There are lots of cosy cafes and pubs in Skipton and we stay right in the heart of this traditional Yorkshire town. Lets get Goat Fit !


Dates: Sunday 15th – Thursday 19th January 4 nights 4 walks

Guide: Jo Bird

Walking Grade: 2 goats – not too many ascents and shorter walks due to winter light.

Base: The cosy Woolley Sheep Inn, Skipton. 10 minutes from Skipton train station. Hotel car park.

Price: £820 per person inclusive:

  • Ensuite B+B accommodation
  • Packed lunches on 3 walking days
  • Welcome dinner
  • Local transport required for walks
  • Expert guiding.

Not included: travel to Skipton, meals after first night and evening drinks. There are lots of reasonable priced local restaurants.

There is a discount of £100 per person if you bring a friend/partner and share a room . Price per person for your holiday £720.


Skipton is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and easily accessible by Train. If driving The Woolley Sheep has plenty of  parking.

The holiday has been graded 2 goats as we hope to walk for 4-5 hours per day depending on the weather. There will not be any high ascents but we may do moorland walks and walks along the river,canal and to visit local sites such as Bolton Abbey. A more detailed itinerary will be available later in the year.

Skipton is a bustling town so there will be plenty of opportunity to stop off at cosy cafe’s and sit by the fire in warm pubs and ponder life in 2023! There are also many shopping opportunities for local produce including a lovely woman run shop “Fleur’ specialising in lingerie and swimwear – just in case there is a need to prepare for more summer holidays and swimming in 2023!


Itinerary which may be adjusted to suit the weather and conditions. We will walk each day and see some of the great Yorkshire scenery.

Arrival Day  –  If you can arrive by 3pm there will be a guided walk around Skipton to see the canal, castle and main shopping streets.

17.30 Welcome meeting in the back room of the Woolly Sheep

Day 1  –  10km/6.25m 210m ascent. We take the bus to nearby Gargrave to walk the Great Houses circular walk.   This starts along the canal and then follows footpaths and lanes through the rolling countryside typical of the area around Skipton.   When we return to Skipton, those who want may visit Skipton Castle (entry £10.20)

Day 2  –   10.75km/7 miles. 400m ascent. We will go to the majestic ruins of Bolton Abbey, with a walk starting along the River Wharfe and then rising up the Valley of Desolation (not desolate at all, but that’s another story!).   There’s a café towards the end to warm up from the inside out!

Day 3  –  9.25km/5.75m 250m ascent. A bus will take us to the famous Dales village of Grassington with its many cosy cafes and craft shops.   This is within the Dales National Park and the walk will take us along a limestone ridge, through woods and then back along the River Wharfe.

Day 4, departure day  –  There will be a morning walk through the local Skipton Castle woods


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