Spine of England II

In 2011, John led walkers and musicians on a walking tour up the west of the Pennines and down the eastern side, playing gigs each evening.

Now in 2018, John will return to his native Yorkshire to continue walking the Pennine Way, starting in Holmfirth and walking up to Settle with gigs along the way.

The dates are Thursday 24th May through to Monday 28th May

With John as the Reluctant Ramblers band will be Al Scott, guitar, bouzouki; Tim Cotterell, Fiddle, Mandolin; Rowan Godel, voice, guitar; Lindsey Oliver, stand-up bass, voice; and guest Boff Whalley, guitar, voice and commentary.

Join John during the day to walk, all are welcome, or meet them for a beer each evening as they arrive.

Routes to be walked will be announced nearer the time. There will be walks on every day, including Sunday. Note that Monday 28th May is the second May Bank Holiday.

John writes: “This is something I have wanted to do for some time. As well as walking some of the iconic landscape of my childhood, we get to play some superb live-music venues and carry our own brand of music and humour, often inspired by the walking, into peoples’ lives. The walks are inclusive and so is the spirit of our music. Hope to meet you there. ” JJ

There are four gigs on this walking tour with tickets available now from each of the venues:

Thursday 24th May at the Hebden Bridges Trades Club click here for tickets

Friday 25th May at the Live Room, Saltaire, click here for tickets

Saturday 26th May at the Court House, Otley click here for tickets

Monday 28th May at the Victoria Hall, Settle click here for tickets

If you have questions about this tour, please email info@jj-rr.org. Note that the walking routes will be announced nearer the time.