Week 3: Sunday Walk in Hawes
Hawes is often described as the "little capital" of Upper Wensleydale. It is Yorkshire's highest market town and is famous for its delicious Wensleydale cheese. The name itself means a 'pass between the mountains' as the town is nestled between the peaks of Buttertubs and Fleet Moss. The walks done in this area will be along the Pennine Way yielding picturesque views of lush rolling hills typical of the Yorkshire Dales.
We'll take a coach to Hawes, and from there split into two groups, one group takes a medium-length walk whilst the second group take on a larger route. Both walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.
Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace and always include a stop for a pub lunch. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long and don't include a pub lunch but instead stop for a packed lunch along the way. At 4.00pm all the groups meet back at the coach and return back to the University, arriving no later than 6.00pm.