The University of York Outdoor Society

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This weeks Sunday walk is in:

This week we`re off to Staithes to Whitby.

Staithes to Whitby

Next weeks Sunday walk is in:

This week we`re off to Tan Hill.

Tan Hill


Alice McEllin

Week 7: Staithes to Whitby

23rd May 2016

Hello Outdoor Soccers!

To celebrate the end of exams Outdoor Soc is off to the seaside!

We are visiting the fishing village of Staithes on the 'Dinosaur Coast'.  This is picturesque village on the edge of the North York Moors, with a long history of fishing and mining. From 1745-1746 James Cook worked in Staithes as a grocer's apprentice where he first gained his passion for the sea. A more recent claim to fame is that the CBeebies' series 'Old Jack's Boat' is filmed in Staithes. The Medium Walk will explore around Staithes, while the Long Walk will walk to the nearby town of Whitby, famous for Whitby Jet and its former whaling industry. Captain James Cook also served his apprenticeship in the town.

 

IMPORTANT INFO:
 

As always, we will be running 2 different length walks. The medium walk is around 8-10 km, and stops for lunch at a pub. The long walk goes all day, and stops for a packed lunch en route. Long walks tend to be around 15 km. 

Please bring water and snacks to keep you going. Medium walkers need to bring money for the pub, long walkers need a packed lunch (or go hungry!). Wear appropriate clothing for all weather- walking boots are preferable, or sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting muddy - we try to avoid bogs, but don't always succeed! Dress warmly and always bring a waterproof-even if it looks sunny in the morning.

Tickets for this week are available from the YUSU website: get them quickly before they're gone! Medium Walk tickets will be taken down from the website on Wednesday evening.
http://www.yusu.org/tickets

                                         

Tickets are £7 + a 50p booking fee, and if you're not a member, we'll ask for an extra £2 on the day.

We meet at 8.45 on the Sunday morning, and aim to back at 6pm at the latest. We meet by the benches outside the Roger Kirk Centre.

For more information on our trips, and to see lots of photos of the area, please visit our website! http://www.outdoorsoc.co.uk/

If you have any questions feel free to email  outdoorsoc@yusu.org (not to any personal email account please!). Or you can message us on Facebook: don't forget to 'Like' our page- The University of York Outdoor Society!


That's all from me, I hope the thought of another day's walking will spur you through the week! If anyone has any photos which they would like to be put on our website, please do email them to us!

Outdoor Soc Love,

Alice
Secretary

Alice McEllin

Week 6: York

21st May 2016

Hello Outdoor Soccers!

I hope that the exams are all going alright. Since the details for the walk this week are different to usual here's just a reminder so no one misses out on that extra hour in bed!

We will be leaving 1 HOUR LATER than normal at 9:45 am from outside the ROGER KIRK BUILDING.

There WILL NOT be a pub lunch, but walkers should bring a pack lunch/snacks to keep them going through the day.

As we are not traveling any where via coach tickets will not be sold and the walk will be FREE! However if you wish you can indicate that you are coming on the walk by sending us an email at outdoorsoc@yusu.org so we have an idea of the numbers attending, but you are very welcome to just turn up on the day.

We will be back by at  the latest 3pm.

That's all! See you tomorrow!

Outdoor Soc Love,

Alice
Secretary

Alice McEllin

Week 6: Local Walk

16th May 2016

Hello Outdoor Soccers!

This week we are having a change from our usual trips to see many of the wonderful sites in Yorkshire and the Peak District to explore our backyard! Yes, this week we're walking around York! Please note that some of the details of the walk will be different to normal so please make sure you read the full email!

York is a historic walled city at the join of the rivers Ouse and Foss.The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained. In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre.

Important:
As we are not travelling to a walking destination this week there are a few important details that will not be the same as usual.

We will be leaving 1 HOUR LATER than normal at 9:45 am from outside the ROGER KIRK BUILDING.

There WILL NOT be a pub lunch, but walkers should bring a pack lunch/ snacks to keep them going through the day.

As we are not traveling any where via coach tickets will not be sold and the walk will be FREE! However if you wish you can indicate that you are coming on the walk by sending us an email at outdoorsoc@yusu.org so we have an idea of the numbers attending, but you are very welcome to just turn up on the day.

We will be back by at  the latest 3pm.


 

Further Info:


Please bring water and snacks to keep you going. Medium walkers need to bring money for the pub, long walkers need a packed lunch (or go hungry!). Wear appropriate clothing for all weather- walking boots are preferable, or sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting muddy - we try to avoid bogs, but don't always succeed! Dress warmly and always bring a waterproof-even if it looks sunny in the morning.

We meet at 9.45 on the Sunday morning, and aim to back at 3pm at the latest. We meet by the benches outside the Roger Kirk Centre.

For more information on our trips, and to see lots of photos of the area, please visit our website! http://www.outdoorsoc.co.uk/

If you have any questions feel free to email  outdoorsoc@yusu.org (not to any personal email account please!). Or you can message us on Facebook: don't forget to 'Like' our page- The University of York Outdoor Society!

That's all from me, I hope the thought of another day's walking will spur you through the week! If anyone has any photos which they would like to be put on our website, please do email them to us!

Outdoor Soc Love,

Alice
Secretary

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