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.

May 2021

It is important that you book your place on the walks with the named contact and the usual social-distancing/COVID 19 secure arrangements will apply. We will keep a record of your name and contact details for 21 days in case they're needed by the NHS track and trace. Walkers should maintain good hand hygiene and social distancing.
Sunday 16 May 2021 – Riverside paths by the Tees – Egglestone Abbey to Whorlton Barnard Castle – Egglestone Abbey – Mortham Tower – Whorlton – return on North bank of River Tees. Meet Denis at 10:00 at Barnard Castle Post Office, Galgate, Barnard Castle (DL12 8BW) NZ049166 For the short version meet at Egglestone Abbey Bridge NZ066149 8 miles moderate/4 miles leisurely. Riverside paths, woodland and pastures. Phone Dennis Ebdon 07960 880329
Sunday 2 May 10:00 Deerness Valley and Deerness Woods Deerness Valley Railway Walk – Stanley Crook – Birks Wood = Weather Hill Wood – Little Briar Wood – Waterhouses. 8.5 miles moderate or a shorter alternative 6 miles. Railway and woodland paths. Meet Steve at North House Surgery/ Hope Street Car Park in Crook – off B6298 Crook to Billy Row road 10:00 NZ163357 For the short version, meet 10:30 at the Durham County Coucil car park near the Forresters Arms, Stanley Crook NZ170374 Phone Steve Musgrove on 07766 736303
Sunday 9 May 10:00 Muggleswick Meander Harthope Burn – Stoterley Hill – Muggleswick Park – Muggleswick – Bashaw Park – Edmundbyers – Limerick Edge Meet Mike by the sharp bend on the B6278 Stanhope to Edmundbyers road 1 mile South of Edmundbyers (DH8 9NF) NZ007485. Moorland tracks and paths. 9 miles moderate. Phone Mike on 07970 460910. In memory of Grahame Rose
Wednesday 12 May 2021 - Bildershaw Bridleways (evening walk) Bildershaw – towards Bolam – Sharpley Wood – Bolton Garths – Hummerbeck – Burnshouse Lane – Redmires Meet Mike at 18:30 Bildershaw lay-by on A68 1.5 miles South of A68/A688 roundabout at West Auckland (DL2 2UJ) NZ204239. 5 Miles easy, but with a hill at the end. Crop fields, bridleways and pastures Phone Mike Knipe 07970460910 or 01388 767928
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Wednesday 26 May 2021 – Howgill Fells – Bowderdale and Three Tops Brow Foot, Bowderdale – Hooksey – Leathgill Bridge – Randygill Top – Kensgriff – Yarlside – Bowderdale Head – Bowderdale (Ascent of Yarlside is very steep) Meet Mike at 10:00 at Brow Foot, Bowderdale off A685 Kirkby Stephen to Tebay road 2.5 miles West of Ravenstonedale – verge side parking (park prettily) (CA17 4NB) NY68204 10 miles Strenuous. Phone Mike Knipe 07970460910 or 01388 767928
Sunday 23 May 2021 - Crawleyside Edge, Park Head and Stanhope Dene Stanhope – Crawleyside Edge – Crawleyside Engine – Park Head – Whiteley Rigg – Stanhope Dene – Ashes House. Meet Mike at 10:00 at the Dales Centre Car Park Stanhope DL13 2FJ NY995392 9 miles moderate – moorland paths, railway paths and woodland Phone Mike Knipe 07970460910 or 01388 767928
Sunday 30 May 2021 - Gibraltar and Nookton Fell Blanchland – Baybridge – Newbiggin – Gibraltar Farm – Nookton – Wagtail – Cocklake – Bolts Burn – Baybridge – Blanchland Meet Dave at 10:00 at Blanchland village car park (£1 honesty box fee) (DH8 9TA) NY964504. 9 miles moderate. Phone Dave Jackson 07786849748