This informal group meets on the first Saturday of each month on the Green at 9.30am. You will be made very welcome whether you attend on a regular or occasional basis.


We undertake walks of 6 to 8 miles (i.e. 3 to 4 hours) that are within an hour’s drive or less of Skelton. The walks are led by members of the group and easily manageable by anyone of average fitness. Our usual age range is from 12 to retired. Dogs welcome. Numbers participating in each walk vary from around 12 to 20. We walk in all weathers so keep an eye on the forecast and dress accordingly.


All walks finish at or near a pub. In better weather bring your own picnic. In the Winter months we usually have a light meal at the pub. There are usually seats available in cars – or provide your own transport. You can check availability by ‘phoning the number which appears with the walk announcement in each edition of the Newsletter.


The Women’s Institute (founded in Britain in 1915) is a charitable, educational organization. At a local level in the village, the emphasis is on friendship, fun and enlightenment, and we have speakers on a wide variety of topics. We like to be involved in our community.


We are linked through the North Yorkshire East Federation of WIs to our National Federation in London. Day schools, outings, and other events are arranged in the Federation for all members who wish to take part. Nationally the WI are active in lobbying the government on issues relating to women and the family, rural services and health matters. We also have a Further Education College in Oxfordshire. In Skelton we meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except for August) at the Village Hall at 7.30pm. We are a friendly, enthusiastic group and would be delighted if you would join us. Try us out as a visitor.


Further details from Jean Lumley. Telephone 470089

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