Month: February 2016

2016-02-25 Alnmouth from Druridge Bay Country Park (Jeff Coulson)

Total Distance:-        25.7 Km         (16.0 miles) Ave Speed:-              3.58 Km/Hr    (2.22 mph)                 [9.40 am – 16.51 pm ] Max height:-              53 m               (174 ft) Total ascent:-            257 m             (843 ft)   Jeff  led.  23 in group.  We left the buses in bright sunshine just inside the entrance to Druridge Bay Country Park.  Heading east, Read More …

2016-02-25 Alnmouth (Michael Webster)

Number in Group: 11 Distance: 11.6 miles                        Total Ascent 1,043 feet Highest Point: Near Foxton Hall (126 feet) Lowest Point: Beach (Sea Level) Starting on the A1068 on the northern edge of Amble (NU 261 043), we headed WSW, past the cemetery to New Hall, then on a field track to reach St. Oswald’s Read More …

2016-02-19 Leyburn from Great Crakehall (Jeff Coulson)

Total Distance:-        22.6 Km         (14.0 miles) Ave Speed:-              3.51 Km/Hr    (2.18 mph) [10.23 am – 16.49 pm ] (Includes 33 min in Black Sheep, Middleham) Max height:-              198 m             (649 ft) Total ascent:-            360 m             (1181 ft) Jeff  led.  15 in group.  Leaving the bus at Great Crakehall in bright sunshine, we started with Read More …

(2016-02-19) Leyburn (Michael Webster)

Number in Group: 12 Distance: 10.3 miles                        Total Ascent 1,194 feet Highest Point: Leyburn Shawl (902 feet) Lowest Point: Bolton Hall (357 feet) This was a circular walk which commenced from A684 at the market place in Leyburn. We headed WNW onto the Leyburn Shawl. A coffee stop was taken at the seats overlooking Read More …

2016-02-13 Barnard Castle (Michael Webster)

Distance: 11.2 miles                        Total Ascent 1,652 feet Highest Point: West Whorley Hill (579 feet) Lowest Point: Staindrop (358 feet) Starting in the middle of Staindrop on the A688, we headed W to a narrow lane opposite the Wheatsheaf Inn. The lane led to a field path alongside Ladyclose Wood and the boundary wall of Read More …

2016-02-08 Lanchester from Lintzford (Jeff Coulson)

Total Distance:-        25.6 Km        (15.9 miles) Ave Speed:-              3.90 Km/Hr   (2.42 mph)                 [9.38 am – 16.11 pm ] Max height:-              241 m            (790 ft) Total ascent:-            566 m            (1856 ft)   Jeff  led.  8 in group.  Leaving the bus at Read More …

2016-02-08 Lanchester (Michael Webster)

Number in Group: 11 Distance: 11.3 miles                        Total Ascent 1,367 feet Highest Point: Cornsay (878 feet) Lowest Point: Browney Bridge (329 feet) Starting from A691, NE of Lanchester, at NZ 150 489, we headed South on field paths down Ladywell Banks  to Low Meadows. Continuing S, we crossed the Lanchester Valley Railway path. Benches Read More …

2016-02-02 Hexham from Halton Red House (Jeff Coulson)

Total Distance:-        20.1 Km         (12.5 miles) Ave Speed:-              2.97 Km/Hr    (1.85 mph) [9.39 am – 16.25 pm ] (includes Birthday Party & pub coffee stop) Max height:-              211 m             (692 ft) Total ascent:-            349 m             (1145ft) Jeff  led.  13 in group.  With a gale force westerly wind forecast, we left the buses at Halton Read More …

2016-02-02 Hexham (Michael Webster)

Number in Group: 13      Leader: Michael Webster Distance: 11.5 miles                        Total Ascent 1,293 feet Highest Point: Warden Hill (525 feet) Lowest Point: Tyne Green Park (103 feet) Leaving the buses at the car park next to the Leisure Centre in Hexham, we headed NE to Tyne Green Riverside Park. Walking WNW through Read More …