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Stoke/Newcastle Group

We welcome walkers of all abilities to join us, support our national compaigning and enjoy our guided walks.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

From the village we first climb towards Bunster Hill to Air Cottage, then drop down through the woods to meet the river below Ilam Rock. From there we climb again to Stanhope via Hall Dale, then down again to picturesque Milldale before another climb to the east of the valley. The return is by way of Thorpe village and the 18th century Coldwall Bridge.

A roller coaster walk.

 

Friday, 19 April 2024
Start time:
9:00 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
17.7km / 11.0mi
Ascent:
762m / 2500ft
Type:
circular

Only suitable for experienced walkers able to maintain a brisk pace all day

Features

  • Car sharing available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SK 13499 50852
Nearest postcode:
DE6 2AZ
what3words:
lunge.qualified.pacemaker
Start time:
9:00 am

Roadside parking near Ilam Cross

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking