Great Shunner Fell, May 2013

Our Walks Programme

It may be wise to contact the walk leader before proceeding to the starting point as walks may be changed at short notice in the event of bad weather or poor road conditions. Please contact the leader if you require transport or further information. The committee would like to remind all walkers to observe the pace set by the leader which will suit the ability of the group on the day. Please carry sufficient food and drink and a small first aid kit if possible. Would members willing to receive their walks programme by email please forward your name to Steve Musgrove. This is a cost-cutting exercise suggested from central office.

Clothing and Footwear

We suggest the following: Summer Walking Walking boots or shoes (not trainers) Wear 2 pairs of walking socks to prevent blisters. Wear these when buying boots Waterproof jacket and trousers Sun hat and plenty of suncream Comfortable clothes A packed lunch to last all day (on longer walks there are usually three stops) Plenty of liquid A mobile phone in case of delay
Winter Walking A good quality pair of walking boots 2 pairs of walking socks to prevent blisters. Wear these when buying boots Plenty of warm clothing (layers are better than one thick garment) Hat, gloves and scarf Waterproof jacket and trousers A packed lunch including high energy food Plenty of hot drinks A mobile phone in case of delays A small first aid kit along with a torch should be carried at all times just in case. A map and compass are not esssential. A change of clothing at the end of the walk always comes in useful.

Winter Walks 2019/2020

Sunday 1st December 2019 - TEESDALE - 10 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: Mike Knipe - Tel: 01388 767928 Bowlees – Hardberry – Coldberry – Middleton. Moorland and riverside paths and tracks. Meet leader 10.00am at Bowlees picnic site NY908282.
Sunday 17th November 2019 - BOURNMOOR – 8 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: Rob Cunningham – Tel: 0191 3881057 Bournmour – Chester Le Street – Castle Dene. Fields and woodland paths. Meet leader 10.00am at layby opposite Floaters Mill pub DH4 6BQ (NZ301506). Approach from Chester Le Street on Lumley new road and turn left before Fencehouses.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 - DERWENTSIDE – 11 miles (MODERATE) Walk Leader: Grahame & Ruth Rose – Tel: 01434 675000 A circular walk around Edmundbyers. Good field and moorland paths. Meet leaders 10.00am at Edmundbyers village green near Punch Bowl Inn DH8 9NL
Sunday 5th January 2020 - WEARDALE – 7.5 miles (MODERATE) Walks leader: David Balmer - Tel: 0191 5847654 Wolsingham – Fawnlees – Tunstall – Thistlewood. Field, moorland paths and tracks. Meet leader 10.00am at Demense picnic site Wolsingham.
Sunday 15th December 2019 - DURHAM AREA – 9.5 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: Steve Musgrove - Tel: 07766 736303 Sunderland Bridge – Croxdale wood – Shincliffe Hall – Strawberry Lane – Tursdale wood. Field and woodland paths. Meet leader 10.00am at old Sunderland Bridge (off B6300) near to Honest Lawyer Hotel DH6 5JL (NZ265377)
Sunday 19th January 2020 - DEERNESS & LANCHESTER RAILWAYS – 9.5 miles (MODERATE) Walks leader: Steve Musgrove - Tel: 07766 736303 Broompark picnic area – Deerness valley railway – Esh Hall – Ushaw College – Lanchester valley railway. Old railway tracks, good farm and field tracks. Meet leader 10.00am at Broompark picnic area off B6302 (NZ250415)
Sunday 2nd February 2020 - WEAR VALLEY– 8 miles (MODERATE) Walks leader: Kath Wright - Tel: 01388 600130 Witton-Le-Wear – Howden-Le-Wear – Fir Tree. Good paths and tracks. Meet leader 10.00am at Witton-Le-Wear green
Sunday 20th October 2019 - WEARDALE – 9 miles (MODERATE) Optional short walk of 5.5 miles on same route returning from Crawley edge to Stanhope. Walks Leader: Steve Musgrove Tel: 07766 736303 Stanhope – Shittlehope burn – Crawley edge – Crawleyside bank – Hope House - High House. Moorland paths and tracks through woodlands. Meet leader 10am – at Stanhope Dales Centre in long stay parking area.
© Crook & Weardale Ramblers 2019
Sunday 16th February 2020 - COUNTY DURHAM – 7.5 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: David Balmer - Tel: 0191 5847654 Sedgefield – Bishop Middleham – Hardwick Park. Woodland and field paths. Meet leader 10.00am at the car park opposite church in the centre of Sedgefield.
Sunday 1st March 2020 - SWALEDALE – 8 miles (MODERATE) or optional 4 miles (EASY) Walks Leader: Mike Knipe - Tel: 01388 767928 Choice of 2 loops from Reeth or do one loop taking in Ridding’s farm and Grinton. Moorland and riverside paths. Meet leader 10.00am – at Reeth village green.