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.
Sunday 3rd March 2019 - WEARDALE - 7.5 miles (MODERATE) Walk Leader: Elena Cross – Tel: 01388 763925 Wolsingham Station – Bradley Cottage – Knitsley Fell – Howlea Lane – Towdy Potts Field and moorland paths with some road walking. Meet 10.00am at Wolsingham station car park.
Sunday 17th March 2019 - WEARDALE – 10 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: Dave Jackson – Tel: 01388 835851 Westgate – Slit Wood – Rookhope Track, lanes and field and open ground. Meet leader at 10.00am – in layby in Westgate near to phone box.

Spring/Summer Walks 2019

Sunday 31st March 2019 - TEESDALE – 8.5 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: Dennis Ebdon - Tel: 07960 880329 Barnard Castle – Egglestone Abbey – Whorlton – Barnard Castle Field paths and tracks. Meet leader at 10.00am – outside of Barnard Castle Post Office.
Sunday 14th April 2019 - SLALEY - 8 Miles / short walk of 5 miles on same route (MODERATE) Walks Leader: Steve Musgrove Tel: 07766 736303 Dukesfield arches – Dukesfield Hall – Slaley Wood – Devil’s Water - Juniper Riverside paths, woodland, farmland with some tarmac walking. Meet leader at 10.00am – out of Slaley village on B6306 and turn right at junction, pass Travellers Rest pub on right take first left after 200/300 yards signed Whitley Chapel as road drops down to a bridge, limited parking near to gated track on left hand side. (GR NY945581)
Sunday 28th April 2019 - WEARDALE – 8.5 miles (MODERATE) Walks leader: Kath Wright Tel: 01388 600130 Views over Rookhope via Weardale way. Railway line, paths and moors. Meet leader 10.00am – at lay by near Rookhope Arch on the Rookhope to Allenheads road. Post code DL13 2DE / GR NY924430
Sunday 12th May 2019 - BEAMISH - Great North Forest walk – 10 miles (UNDULATING) Walks Leader: Steve Musgrove Tel: 07766 736303 Eden place, Hell Hole wood, Carrickshill wood, Causey Arch, Tanfield railway, Hedley Hall wood, Pockersley pond, Ousborough wood, Beamish wood. Undulating woodland paths and tracks plus care whilst crossing a busy road. Meet leader 10.00am – Eden Place picnic / parking area (GR NZ220536) near entrance to Beamish Museum off A693.
Sunday 26th May 2019 - TEESDALE – 10 miles (MODERATE) Walks leader: David Balmer Tel: 0191 5847654 Barnard Castle – Greta Bridge –Brignall – Egglestone Abbey. Field paths and tracks. Care will be required when crossing A66 near Rokeby church Meet leader 10.00am – Barnard Castle post office.
Sunday 9th June 2019 - SWALEDALE – 9 miles (MODERATE / STRENUOUS) Walks Leader: Dave Jackson Tel: 01388 767928 Gunnerside – Ivelet – Kidson Scar – Swinner Gill – Blackethwait Smelt Mill. Some rough ground / scree. Meet leader 10.00am – in Gunnerside, park opposite the pub with toilets nearby (GR 951982).
Sunday 23rd June 2019 - NORTH PENNINES – 10 miles (MODERATE / STRENUOUS) Walks Leader: Mike Knipe Tel: 013888 767928 Tan Hill – Ravenseat (option of tea and scones) – East Stonesdale – Pennine Way. Moorland paths and tracks. Meet leader 10am - on roadside verge by road junction west of Tan Hill pub. Note “drop outs” can be collected from Keld.
© Crook & Weardale Ramblers 2019