Month: May 2016

2016-05-28 Wooler (Michael Webster)

Humbleton Hill Number in Group: 12                     Distance: 10.3 miles        Total Ascent:  2,061 feet Highest Point: near Gains Law (974 ft) Lowest Point: Wooler (162 ft) Starting near Railway Cottage, on A697, we headed SW on a good farm track to Coldgate Mill. Crossing the footbridge, we entered the woods of Happy Valley. Following Coldgate Read More …

2016-05-23 Haydon Bridge (Jeff Coulson)

Total Distance:-        23.1 Km        (14.4miles) Ave Speed:-              3.45 Km/Hr   (2.14 mph)     [9.44 am – 16.26 pm ]     Max height:-              257 m            (843  ft) Total ascent:-            325 m            (1066 ft)   Jeff led.  6 in group.  Leaving the bus on Read More …

2016-05-23 Haydon Bridge (Michael Webster)

Roman Wall Number in Group: 13                     Distance: 11.9 miles        Total Ascent:  1,757 feet Highest Point: Milecastle 30 (810 ft) Lowest Point: Haydon Bridge (193 ft) Starting, with four other groups, near Chesters Fort on the B6318, we followed the Roman Wall Path, until we had circled Walwick Hall. Crossing the road, we then headed Read More …

2016-05-17 Robin Hoods Bay (Jeff Coulson)

The Hermitage Total Distance:-        25.2 Km         (15.7miles) Ave Speed:-              3.69 Km/Hr    (2.29 mph)     [10.54 am – 17.44 pm ]     Max height:-              231 m             (758  ft) Total ascent:-            642 m             (2105 ft)   Jeff led.  9 in group.   Leaving the bus on the A 174 beside the golf club, the sun was shining and Read More …

2016-05-17 Robin Hood’s Bay (Michael Webster)

Fog Horn near Whitestone Point Number in Group: 23                     Distance: 11.4 miles        Total Ascent:  2,000 feet (estimate) Highest Point: near Cow and Calf (307 ft) Lowest Point: Sea Level Starting from the A174, at Sandsend, we walked along the beach heading eastwards towards Whitby. There was significant work in progress to strengthen the sea Read More …

2016-05-11 St. Boswells (Michael Webster)

St Cuthbert’s Way – view to Melrose Number in Group: 13                     Distance: 11.5 miles        Total Ascent:  1,800 feet Highest Point: Saddle between Mid and Wester Eildon Hills (1047 ft) Lowest Point: near Mertoun Bridge (196 ft) Starting from a lay by on the A68, near junction with A6091, in bright sunshine, we followed an Read More …

2016-04-29 Keswick (Peter Bell)

Total Distance:-        22.0 Km         (13.7 miles) Ave Speed:-              4.00 Km/Hr    (2.49 mph) [11.17 am – 16.47 pm ] Max height:-              373 m             (1223 ft) Total ascent:-            587 m             (1729 ft)   Peter led.  11 in group.   As last year’s planned walk up Skiddaw was abandoned due to adverse weather, I decided to try again Read More …

2016-04-23 Berwick (Bob Thompson)

  Total distance 24.6km (15.4mile) Bob led a group of 5. We started the walk at Twizel Bridge. Bob missed the path and back-tracked into a lady’s stop, oops!  We followed the Till downstream through riverside woods. The ground was  carpeted in small white flowers which every year Anne tells us what they are. Naturally Read More …

2016-05-05 Redmire (Michael Webster)

West Burton Waterfall Number in Group: 15                     Distance: 11.5 miles        Total Ascent:  1,400 feet Highest Point: Langthwaite Lane (880 ft) Lowest Point: Lords Bridge (360 ft) Starting from the A684 in Wensley, in bright sunshine, we entered Wensley Park, passing Bolton Hall to cross the River Ure at Lords Bridge. A coffee stop was Read More …