Walking Weekend Malham and the Beautiful Yorkshire Dales

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Friday 26 May 2023 16:00 - Monday 29 May 2023

(3 nights)

From £419.00

Listed by Spice National


HF Newfield Hall is delightful 19th Century country house with its heated indoor swimming pool, beautiful reception rooms, excellent meals, even a boot drying room and a whole host of magnificent walking to boot too. Its aspect is such that it enjoys stunning views from its extensive grounds overlooking the wonderful Yorkshire Dales, which makes it the ideal base for us to use to explore this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We have tailored a programme to suit both the harder and easier walkers alike and will cover some of the most beautiful and varied walking the Dales has to offer. The days will be centred on the picturesque valley known as Malhamdale and flanked by the dale’s legends of Pen y ghent to the west and Whernside to the east; it’s sure to be a treat.


3 nights accommodation, 3 evening meals, 3 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 3 days of guided walks with a choice of walks each day


Transport to Walks: Local transport to walks if used

Guests: Guests & Non Members who are new to Spice are welcome to book at a £36 supplement though they may prefer to join to obtain the member rate and any deals that may be available at the time of booking/joining. Please call your local office to enquire about booking as a guest

Location & Itinerary

Is this for me?

To allow you to choose a walk that suits you best, we will provide a minimum of two walks on each day, led by professional and knowledgeable walking guides. On both days there will be a harder walk of 10-12 miles with 2000+ft of ascent, and a gentler walk of 8-9 miles with less ascent. 

Travel & Stay

Newfield Hall a wonderful 19 century country house with the Yorkshire Dales providing its backdrop is our home from home for the weekend. The bedrooms all have their individual layout and character, as befits a historic building, and are located in the main house and the adjacent converted coach house. In your room you’ll find a TV with digital radio, hair dryer, towels and tea and coffee making facilities. The public rooms at Newfield Hall retain the period grandeur of this Victorian mansion. There’s a large entrance hall, two lounges, a spacious dining room and a licensed bar, open throughout your stay. You can also enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool. The boot and drying room is available to store your boots and to dry any potentially wet outdoor clothing. WiFi is accessible in all public areas of the house. 

Getting There

By Car: Sat Nav: BD23 4AA (Grid Reference SD 911 581)

From the south: Follow the A65 from Skipton to Gargrave. Leave the A65 by Eshton Road, signposted to Malham and pass Eshton Hall on the right. Newfield Hall is approximately 2½ miles further on, on the right and before the village of Airton. Look out for the HF Holidays sign.

From the north: Exit the M6 at junction 36 and take the A65 towards Skipton. In Coniston Cold village take a sharp left into a narrow road between houses, signposted to St Peters Church and Bell Busk and Malham. Pass under a railway viaduct, then after a mile bear right over a small bridge. After a further mile turn right at the junction, cross the narrow bridge then shortly after turn left through the gateway onto the drive of Newfield Hall. Look out for our sign. 

Car parking is available in the grounds. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to guests’ property or vehicles.

Overall travel contacts http://www.travelline.org.uk 0871 200 22 33 

By Train: The nearest train station to Newfield Hall is at Gargrave, however most guests find Skipton station more convenient. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240). 

http://nationalrail.com.uk  03457 48 49 50 

http://www.thetrainline.com 0871 244 1545, 7 days per week, from 8am until 10pm

The 8½ mile journey from Skipton Station takes approximately 20 minutes.

BY TAXI: Skipton to Newfield Hall is 8 miles, which takes around 25 minutes. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended company, Station Taxis*. As of 2023, the guide price for a 4-seat taxi is around £18 and 8-seater taxis are also available at a higher rate. We recommend booking your taxi at least seven days in advance by contacting:

Station Taxis* Tel: +44 (0) 7971 018021 Email: stationtaxis@hotmail.co.uk *Station Taxis is not owned or managed by HF Holidays

Availability & Pricing

Member Double Ensuite Share£419.00Available
Member Twin Ensuite Share£419.00Available
Member Premium Double Ensuite Share£469.00Sold Out
Member Premium Twin Ensuite Share£469.00Sold Out
Member Premium Twin Ensuite Share FEMALE£469.00Sold Out
Member Single Ensuite£479.00Sold Out
Member Premium Single Ensuite£489.00Sold Out
Member Double Ensuite for Sole Occupancy£509.00Sold Out

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HF Newfield Hall, Skipton, The Yorkshire Dales, BD23 4AA

Host & Everything Else

You MUST have:

• Walking boots

• A Water bottle (minimum 1 litre)

• A Rucksack with a plastic liner

• Waterproofs: jacket and trousers

• A Warm hat

• Warm gloves (not leather)

• Thick walking socks

• Base layer: (thin thermal or warm T-shirt. Best not to be cotton as it gets cold when wet)

• Over layer: (warm sweater or fleece)

• Extra layer: warm top for when cold (eg. when stopped for lunch)

• Comfortable walking trousers (not jeans as they are too cold & heavy when wet)

• Personal Medication

• A face covering and hand sanitiser

• Smart casual clothes for the evening.

You may wish to bring:

• Trekking Poles

• Vacuum flask (if you like hot drinks on the hill)

• Medium size Tupperware container or plastic bag, to put picnic lunch in.

• Sit mat 

• Sun glasses

• Lip salve

• Camera

• Personal first aid kit

In good weather and/or summer, you may also wish to bring

• Short trousers

• T - Shirts

• Sun hat

• Sun tan lotion

In poor weather and/or winter, you may also wish to bring:

• Gaiters

• Balaclava

• Extra warm clothing

What to bring: To ensure that you are properly equipped, please take a moment to read through the ‘What to bring list’ and ensure that you have the necessary clothing and equipment. 

Covid/Infection Guidance: As a matter of respect to other members when attending events, we ask that you take the following guidance into account. People with symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and who have a high temperature or do not feel well, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with others. Those who are asked – or choose to test – and get a positive COVID-19 result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days following the day of their positive result. Normal Walkwise Terms & Conditions apply.

Travel Insurance: It is also recommended that when travelling on holiday or attending Spice weekends away in the UK or overseas that you have adequate travel insurance in case of emergency, cancellation, etc. Travel insurance is an important aspect to booking a weekend or holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances. We also strongly recommend a personal travel insurance policy that includes COVID-19 cover. While we cannot recommend specific insurance policies as everyone’s requirements are personal to them, Spice have linked up with market leader Staysure Travel Insurance which you may like to take a look at.

Maps: If you like to follow your route on a map as you walk the maps we would recommend are: 1:25 000: EX002: Ordnance Survey Explorer Map - Yorkshire Dales - South & West areas and 1:25 000: EX030: Ordnance Survey Explorer Map - Yorkshire Dales - North & Central areas

This event is organised and supplied by WalkWise UK Ltd, whose terms and conditions  apply and for whom your local SPICE group acts as an agent. Those booking enter into a contract directly with WalkWise UK Ltd. For availability and bookings contact your local SPICE group directly.  

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