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 John McAdam or Dave Jackson. This is a cost-cutting exercise suggested from central office.
Sunday 8th July 2018 - Weardale – Scones walk – 8 miles (EASY)Walk Leader: Peter Johnson – Tel: 01388 768404Crook – Thornley circular – good field paths.Meet at 10am at 50, High West Road, Crook.Walkers, members and guests are invited for tea and refreshments after the walk.
Sunday 22nd July 2018 - N. Yorkshire – 9/10 miles (MODERATE)Walks Leader: David Balmer – Tel: 0191 5847654Masham – Ripon Rowell – Ilton – Galloper – Nutwith Common.Field paths and tracks.Meet leader at 10.00am – Masham Square.
Sunday 5th August 2018 - Derwentside – 9 miles (MODERATEWalks Leader: Gill Blenkiron tel: 0779 6090323Blanchland – Baybridge - Blackburn Head – Carriers Way – Pennypie House.Field, fell paths and tracks.Meet leader at 10.00am – Blanchland car park .
Sunday 19th August 2018 - Northumberland – “It’s a bute walk”9 miles (MODERATE)Walks Leader: Grahame Rose tel: 01434 675000Circular walk from Heugh near Wark / Bellingham. Meet leader at 10.00am.Meet at Head North through Wark – turn right across river bridge and left to Birtley. After Birtley turn second left after end of 30MPH sign to Heugh (gated road). Go through two gates and then downhill and park on road side beside the sign for Bute (NY877 800)
Sunday 2nd September 2018 - Wensleydale – 10 miles (MODERATE)Walks leader: Kath Wright tel: 01388 600130West Burton – Morpeth gate – Langthwaite Lane – West Witton – High Wanless Farm – River Ure – Redmire force.Meet leader at 10.00am – West Burton Green.
Sunday 24th June 2018 - Eden Valley - 10 miles (MODERATE)Walks Leader: Kath Wright tel: 01388 600130Fell walk and good pathsMelmerby around Eden ValleyMeet leader at 10.00am at Melmerby Village green on A686
Sunday 16th September 2018 - Swaledale - 10 miles or 5.5 miles for a shorter walk (MODERATE)Walks leader: Dave Jackson tel: 01388 835851Surrender Bridge – Reeth High Moor – Great Pinset – Barf End Gate – Blades – OR shorter walk via Fincher Gill and level house bridge and Gill.Meet leader at 10.00am – Surrender Bridge near Reeth (SD989 998).
Sunday 30th September 2018 - Derwentside – 10 miles (MODERATE)Walks Leader: Gill Blenkiron tel: 0779 6090323Waskerley Station – Lamb Shield Farm – Smiddy Shaw Reservoir Moorland walk with views of local reservoirsMeet leader at 10.00am – Waskerley Station car park – on the Consett – Stanhope road – ½ mile after Honey Hill treatment works (NZ051 453)
Sunday 14th October 2018 - Durham – Coal, Clay & Quarries in my old stomping ground - 8 miles (MODERATE)Walks Leader: Steve Musgrove tel: 07766 736303Good paths through woods and quarries.Coxhoe – Quarrington Hill – Red Briar Bank – Cassop - KelloeMeet leader at 10.00am – pit wheel on the village green Coxhoe. Parking on the front street or alternatively at the car park adjacent to the Co-op opposite the church.
Sunday 28th October 2018 - Weardale – 8 miles (MODERATE)Walks Leader: Jeff Foster tel: 01388 763770Cowshill – Lane End – Puddingthorn Moor.Meet leader at 10.00am - Cowshill – parking just after the bridge.