In regards to the question of dogs on ride2stride Festival Walks, please note: NO DOGS other than registered assistance dogs, will be accepted on ride2stride walks.

We know how much people enjoy walking with their dogs, however, spring is a crucial time of year for wildlife and livestock in the Yorkshire Dales. Fields are full of young lambs and newly turned out cattle and the fells are home to ground nesting birds. The festival attracts large numbers of walkers and this decision has been taken In the interest of safety and enjoyment for everyone. It does not affect the walks led by the participating organisations for the rest of the year.

We hope you will understand and respect this decision and we look forward to welcoming walkers to ride2stride.