Wednesday Walks - Hancock Coach (10am start)

Details of the walk routes for Wednesday 20th February Matfen

These details, which incude routes, distances & grades, are usually  available by Monday pm.   

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We welcome new walkers.  

Pickup point: Lay-by adjacent to the Hancock Museum, Claremont Rd, Newcastle NE2 4PT   The coach leaves at 10am  

Every Wednesday there is a choice of between 4 and 6 walks with different lengths and grades.

Current  programme of walk destinations:       Walks  Feb 2019 - Jul 2019


EASY Up to 12km/7mls Up to 200m/500ft ascent

LEISURELY 12-16km/7-10mls Up to 300m/1000ft ascent

MODERATE 10-20km/8-13mls Up to 600m/2000ft ascent

STRENUOUS over 20km/13mls or more. Ascent may be over 600m/2000ft

 Walk bookings by new walkers can be made by telephoning the Bookings Secretaries.

Walks can be booked on the coach at least 1 week before and up to 4 weeks in advance.

Booking Secretaries:    Ruth Sides Tel 0191 284 0357

                               or     Sheila Harrison Tel 0191 680 8062

Fares: £7- £10. Children (up to 18), who must be accompanied by an adult £4

Bookings can be transferred with a minimum of 1 full weeks notice.   If you are booked for

next weeks walk and cannot walk, please contact the Booking Secretary & let her know.

You are welcome to try up to 3 walks before joining the Ramblers. 

You should be able to walk at least 8 miles, as sometimes an alternative path needs to be found.

Walking boots are required for all our walks as well as good outdoor clothing,

food for the whole day and a change of footwear. 

How to be a Tyneside Rambler gives some useful hints before your first walk     

If you have difficulty contacting the Booking Secretaries, please contact

the walks co-ordinator below.

Unfortunately dirty boots are not permitted on the coach.

On the return journey, take your belongings on the coach.  Items can

only be removed from the coach boot at the Hancock.

 Walks Co-ordinators: Stuart Cameron Tel 0191 213 1596                                     

                                   Dr Kenneth Wright Tel 0191 292 1302

Pauline Long