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.

Summer/Autumn Walks 2019

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.
Tuesday 18th June 2019 - 4/5-mile circular (EASY) Walks leader: Mike Knipe Tel: 013888 767928 Meet Billy Row green at 6.30pm.
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 - 4/5-mile circular (EASY) Leisurely 5 mile walk with optional refreshments at Wetherspoons Crook. Walks leaders: Terry Fenwick / David Balmer Tel: 0191 5847654. Meet at Willington car park opposite William Hill Bookmakers at 18.30pm.
Tuesday 20th August 2019 - 4/5-mile circular (EASY) Crook circular of 5 miles led by Jeff Foster. Enjoy a pint in Wetherspoons afterwards. :-) Parking in market place and meet at 18.30
Sunday 30th June 2019 - WEARDALE Scone Walk – 8 miles (EASY) Walk Leader: Peter Johnson – Tel: 01388 768404 Crook - Thornley circular. Good field and moorland paths. Meet leader at 10.00am at 50, High West Road, Crook. Walkers, members and guests are invited for tea, scones and refreshments after the walk.
Sunday 14th July 2019 - WEARDALE – 9/10 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: David Balmer – Tel: 0191 5847654 Oakenshaw – Stockley Lane – Scripton Gill – Brandon Lane. Fields, paths and old railway line with some back road walking. Meet leader 10.00am at lay-by at top of Oakenshaw near Cats Whiskers cattery.
Sunday 11th August 2019 - DERWENT VALLEY – 8/9 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: Steve Musgrove Tel: 07766 736303 Chopwell Wood – Armandside – Low West Wood - Ebchester – Broad Oak Farm – Blackhall Mill - Chopwell – Chopwell Wood. Tracks, field paths and old railway line. Meet leader 10.00am at Chopwell Wood main car park NE39 2AG (free) NY122579.
Sunday 28th July 2019 - EDEN VALLEY – 9 miles (STRENUOUS) Walks Leader: Mike Knipe Tel: 07970 460910 Dufton – Greenhow – Keisley – Harbour flat – Middle Tongue – High Cup Nick – Pennine Way. Meet leader 10.00am at Dufton car park (free) NY690250
Sunday 8th September 2019 - EDEN VALLEY – 8/9 miles (MODERATE) Walks leader: Dave Jackson Tel: 01388835851/ 07786849748. Orton – Great Asby scar circular. Good fields and paths. Meet leader 10.00am at Orton Village near to chocolate factory.
Sunday 25th August 2019 - TEESDALE – 8/9 miles (MODERATE) Walks leader: David Balmer Tel: 0191 5847654 Eggleston – Egglesburn – Middleton in Teesdale – Lonton – Mickleton. Fields, paths and old railway line. Meet leader 10.00am at Eggleston village (near pub).
Sunday 22nd September 2019 - TYNE VALLEY – 11 miles (MODERATE) Walks leader: Ruth Rose Tel: 01434 675000 Prudhoe – Horsley – Harlow Hill – Whittle Dene. Good fields and paths. Meet leader 10.00am at Riverside Country Park, Low Prudhoe NE42 6NP.
Sunday 6th October 2019 - WEARDALE – 9 miles (MODERATE) Walks Leader: Kath Wright Tel: 01388 600130 St Johns Chapel – Cowshill circular with panoramic views of the wear valley Field & moorland paths with some road walking Meet leader 10.00am at car park beside the cattle market in St Johns Chapel off A689 DL13 1QG (NY886379)
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