The Cheviot from Goswick Sands 22 June (Photo: Nuala Wright)
Walks take place every Wednesday throughout the beautiful countryside of the north of England and Scottish Borders. We travel north to the Cheviots, Northumberland coast and southern Scotland; south to Weardale, Teesside, the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales; west up the Tyne valley, the Howgills and Lake District.
Each week a walks sheet is published containing details of the led walks for that week, normally ranging in distance from 6 to 14 miles and with various degrees of difficulty (see below). The coach drops off individual walk groups at their start points en route and all walks end at the published destination, hopefully in sufficient time to allow for some socialising in a pub or tearoom before re-joining the coach and the journey back to Newcastle.
Our coach departs at 9.30am from the Newcastle Coach Station, Churchill Street, St James’ Boulevard, NE1 4EE (near Newcastle Central station and the Centre for Life). For more distant destinations in the summer, it may depart at 9.00am. It begins its return journey at 6pm from March to October and 5pm for the rest of the year. New Members are most welcome: you can try up to 3 walks before joining the Ramblers.
The fare is currently £15 but, once we have built back up our finances after Covid, we expect this to reduce. Places on the coach are limited so, to be sure of a place, you need to book in advance. Send an email to the coach Booking Secretary, Gordon Lumsden, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & contact details or phone him on 0191 488 2251. Please make sure you receive a confirmation of your booking.
During the current pandemic, certain rules apply:
All walks will follow Ramblers and Government guidance - full details on Ramblers advice for group walks are contained here.
OUR WALKS ARE GRADED AS FOLLOWS
All walks will be on a mixture of surfaces, some paved or tarmacked but mostly on rights of way - footpaths and bridleways - that can be stony and of variable quality. Sometimes walks can leave designated rights of way (over access land) and may encounter rough or vegetation-covered areas. Be prepared and able to walk at least 8 miles as walks leaders may need to change their planned walk due to unforeseen circumstances.
Wear good footwear and weatherproof clothing (and perhaps a change of gear in your rucksack). Insect repellent and suntan cream is also advisable during warmer weather. Bring your own food and drink with you on the walk. Note that dirty walking boots are not allowed on the coach.
Wednesday 29 June 2022Starting at 09:30A moderate 0 mile / 0 km walk
Wednesday 6 July 2022Starting at 09:30A moderate 0 mile / 0 km walk
Wednesday 6 July 2022Starting at 10:00A moderate 0 mile / 0 km walk
Wednesday 13 July 2022Starting at 09:30A moderate 0 mile / 0 km walk
Wednesday 13 July 2022Starting at 10:00A moderate 0 mile / 0 km walk