YAHS Excursions/field trips   


Excursion to Malton

Thursday 10th August 2017

A day taking in the interesting features of this Ryedale market town, with guided walks in the morning and afternoon looking at the town’s notable buildings and its colourful history dating from the time of the Roman fort of Derventio.

We begin at 11.00am with tea, coffee and home-made biscuits at the beautiful Old Lodge Hotel of 1602, with a history of this impressive building. £3.35 per person, payable on the day. (Pre-booking required).

We will take a look behind the scenes in the art-deco Palace Theatre & Cinema, and hear about the town’s Charles Dickens connection.

Following lunch in one of the many eating establishments of your choice, we will convene at the recently refurbished museum on Yorkersgate, where a volunteer member of staff will take us on the afternoon tour (suggested donation of £5 for museum funds).

Malton is accessible by bus and train, and has 3 long-stay car parks. Details will be e-mailed to members on request.

All enquiries and bookings to Jane Ellis.


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Tuesday 12th September 2017


A three-hour circular walk taking in the ten information boards on the Battlefield Trail, which tell the full story in graphic detail of this 1461 Wars of the Roses encounter, “probably the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil”.

Meet at 12.00 noon for lunch at The Rockingham Arms, Towton, 2.5 miles south of Tadcaster on the A162 Tadcaster to Sherburn-in-Elmet road.

Full menu available, from Light Bites at £4.25. Cars may be left in the pub car park whilst we walk the trail following lunch.

Note that this walk is not accessible by public transport.

Wear suitable outdoor clothes and footwear for walking field paths, and bring a drink.

Please book your lunch by e-mailing Jane Ellis:


with your name, the number of participants and contact telephone number. Telephone Jane on 07787-311913 for details. The lunch options will be sent to you by e-mail.

Deadline for lunch bookings is Monday 4th September.

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Enquiries to yas.excursion@gmail.com.