WALKS JULY - SEPTEMBER 2021
Wednesday 7th July Corbridge / Ladycutters' Lane circular 4 m
Easy walk over farmland, short gentle uphill stretch,with great views over Corbridge, returning along river bank.
Meet: Public car park by bridge south of river at Corbridge.
GR: 989 640 OL43 Time: 18.30
Wednesday 28th July Swarland Circular 4 m
Forestry tracks and woods, some road walking. Views of Coast and Simonside. Maybe deer, red squirrels and woodland birds.
Meet: Vyner Park Car Park, Swarland. From A1 (N and S bound) take Swarland turn off. Turn left on Leamington lane and left at first crossroads – follow road until first turning left after Swarland Sq (past bus stop). Then left again to car park.
GR: NU 164 303 PC: NE65 9HJ
Leaders: Sharon and Shirley
Sunday 1st August Castle Eden Dene, Co Durham 7.5 m
Ancient woodland in natural gorge, with a range of native trees in a tangled mystical dene setting. With views of castle and some of surrounding area. Some steep inclines, slippery when wet.
Meet: St James Church (TS27 4SL) Castle Eden Dene. From A19 take B1281. Drive through village and after the cross take left turn for Blackhall Colliery then next left signed St James Church.
GR: NZ 428 383 Time: 10.30 am
PC: TS27 4SL
Sunday 15th August Thrunton Wood 9m
Plenty of ups and downs with quite a challenging scramble down Long Crag. Can be boggy. Spectacular views.
Meet: Thrunton Wood Main Car Park
GR: NU 085 097 Time: 10.30 am
Dogs welcome on leads
Wednesday 18th August Ovingham/Ovington 4m
Ancient woodland through Whittle Dene, along the burn, with one very short, steep uphill stretch. Farmland and country lanes with fabulous views over the Tyne Valley.
Meet: Tyne Riverside Country Park, Low Prudhoe, just North of the railway crossing and south of OvinghamBridge.
GR: NZ 087 635 Explorer 316 PC: NE42 6NP
Time: 6.30 pm
Dogs on leads welcome
Sunday 5th September Ross Back Sands 7 m
Wonderful wild beach walk, dunes, grassy paths. Birds and maybe seals. Good views to Holy Island.
Meet: Park just below Ross Farm. Head north on minor road towards Elwick, sharp right before Elwick Village
GR : NU 131 369 PC: NE70 7EN
Time: 9.30 am
Dogs welcome – need to be on leads until beach
Sunday 19th September Sunderland Bridge & Shincliffe 7m
Farm tracks and woodland, where steep descent can be muddy, otherwise fairly easy walking.
Meet: Sunderland Bridge. Take A167 South from Durham. Turn right onto B6300 signed Brandon, then quickly left. Drive over old bridge to far end of road.
GR: Explorer NZ 268377
Time: 10.30 am
Dogs welcome on leads
Sunday 26th September The Wannie Line 6 ½ m
Mainly field and woodland paths and tracks, undulating but no steep hills, may be muddy after rain. This circular walk takes you onto both the Wannie and Rothbury railway lines, where trains once steamed carrying Wallington's stone, lime, coal and livestock, as well as passengers.
Meet: Car park behind the former National Trust regional office at Scots Gap, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland, 1 ½ miles due north and east of Wallington on the B6343.
GR: NZ037864 PC: NE61 4EG
Time: 10.45 am