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 12th November 2017 - County Durham8.5 miles. Grade - moderate. Beamish - Tanfield Railway - Causey Arch. Field paths and tracks. Meet leader at Eden Place picnic area off the roundabout on A693 Chester-Le-Street to Stanley road. (GR NZ220536) 10:00a.m. Leader Rob Cunningham. For details telephone 0191 3881057.
Sunday 29th October 2017 - County Durham10 miles. Grade - moderate. Low Burn Hall - Sunderland Bridge village - Hett - Tudhoe. Woodland and field paths. Meet leader at car park on A177 South road, Durham just off A167 Cock O’ North roundabout DH1 3TX 10:00a.m. GR NZ266398. Leader Bill Blenkiron. For details telephone 07796090323.
Sunday 26th November 2017 - Tyne Valley8.5 miles. Grade - easy/moderate. Field paths. Meet leader at the Poacher’s Cottage pub, Callerton village NE5 1NQ. (GR NZ176687) 10:00am. Callerton village is off the B6324 Westerhope road or can be approached from A69. Leader Graham Rose. For details please telephone Graham’s home number up to the morning of the walk 01434 675000. If you cannot reach him on this number on the morning of the walk please try his mobile 07443544260. This is because of mobile reception problems.
Sunday 10th December 2017 - Eden Valley10 miles. Grade - moderate. Melmerby. A fell walk on good paths. Meet leader at Melmerby village green on A686 10:00a.m. Leader Kath Wright. For details telephone 01388 600130.
Sunday 7th January 2018 - Weardale7 miles. Grade - moderate. Wear Bank - Doctor’s Gate. Fell walk and quiet roads. Meet leader top of Wear Bank, Wolsingham. GR 073356 10:00a.m. Leader Jeff Foster. For details telephone 01388 763770.
Sunday 21st January 2018 - Tees Valley9 miles. Grade-easy/moderate. Middleton-One-Row and the Teesdale Way. A low-level walk on tracks with some road walking. Meet leader at the roadside parking available opposite the Davenport Hotel, Middleton-One-Row GR352123. 10:00a.m. Leader Dave Jackson. For details telephone 01388 835851.
Sunday 4th February 2018 - County Durham7.5 miles grade - moderate. Woodland walk. May be muddy around the wood. Pickards Meadow - Thorpe Thewles (toilets, cafe and lunch stop) - Thorpe Wood - Return to car park. Meet leader 10.30 in main car park just off the A689 between Wynyard and Sedgefield at 10:30am. Leader Steve Musgrove. For details telephone 01388 602506.
Sunday 18th February 2018 - WeardaleA walk round St. John’s Chapel. 8 miles which may be extended depending on the weather conditions. Leader Dave Jackson. Meet leader at the cattle mart car park 10:00am. For details telephone 01388835851.