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Derwentside Group

We are the Derwentside Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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
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Overview

This is a circular walk starting at Tyne Riverside Country Park in Ovingham. The route starts by wending its way through Whittle Dean which is said to be haunted by the ghost of Long Lonkin ( Steeleye Span even have a song about him called Long Lankin.) It heads to Horsely before dropping back towards Wylam, the birthplace of George Stephenson. We cross the Tyne over the splendid Hagg Bridge ( see pic 2) and then head for the Spetchells. This is a man made hill of two and a half million tons of chalk waste. Thankfully it is now a nature reserve.

Sunday, 16 June 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
182.9m / 600ft
Type:
circular

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn8hN0ZKfqs  You Tube link to Steeleye Span song Long Lankin.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
NZ 08599 63501
Nearest postcode:
NE42 6NR
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Start time:
10:30 am

Meet at Tyne Riverside Country Park, Station Road, Prudhoe

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