Group name: Ponteland
This group is a part of Northumbria Area.
Ramblers groups help people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.
Ponteland Group offers walks on alternate Sundays and on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Walks are mostly circular with car sharing (if required) from the meeting point to the start of the walk. Sunday walks range from 7 to 9 miles and always include a picnic stop. Wednesday walks range from 5 to 8 miles and sometimes offer the option of a pub lunch after the walk.
Secretary - Stephen Edwards Tel. 01661 886310.
Wednesday Group - John le Rolland Tel. 01661 825408.
KINGS OF THE CASTLE
A Sunday outing in early October takes time to storm Dunstanburgh Castle.
Another outing for our hillwalkers. The distinctive trig point provides a good resting place. The location is far more rewarding than the demeanour of this hillwalker would suggest.
A recent Wednesday group walk in Coquetdale visited Lady's Well near Holystone. (She's behind you).
Some of our Sunday group appreciate the view towards Thropton from the hillfort on Burgh Hill.
MONDAY ON SUNDAY
Sunday walkers on Humbleton Hill with Monday Cleugh in the background.
Did you miss them? After an extended period on the physio's table our hillwalkers are back to tackle Hogdon Law on a beautiful September day.
Discovered they are Curricks not Carricks.
A muggy day for the mugs of Muggleswick.
Members of Ponteland, Hexham and Alnwick Groups on Thorpe Cloud during our weekend in The Peak District.
Photo; Bob Rayner
Some of our Sunday group at Wharnley Burn.
Wednesday walkers appreciate the Fiddlers Green memorial sculpture.
Under the cloudless blue skies that we have become accustomed to in 2018, some of our Sunday group study the architecture of Halton Castle.
Members of Ponteland, Hexham and Alnwick groups try not to look stony faced at Malham Cove during their weekend away in the Yorkshire Dales.
Sunday walkers above Causey Burn heading for the arch.
MINCE PIE WALK
Plenty of mince pies, not much walking.
A Sunday walk high above Akeld Burn with Harehope Hill and Gains Law in the background. Sadly, no-one in this group is called Heather.
Our Sunday group on a walk around Amble and Low Hauxley. If you visit this area then the tea room at the NWT Reserve at Low Hauxley is recommended.
Photo: Julia Chandler
Wednesday walkers at Nellie Heron's memorial near Alnham.
Photo: Ian Reilly
Members of Hexham and Ponteland groups bask in some spring sunshine on their weekend away in The Lakes.
The Sunday group soak up the sun near Mitford Castle.
Photo; Julia Chandler.
A lunch stop with a view and a convenient fallen tree, what more could the discerning rambler ask for?
Photo; Pat Seymour
Some of the Wednesday group pause to admire the geographical phenomenon that is Beldon Cleugh.
Photo; Pat Seymour
Members of Hexham and Ponteland groups atop The Calf on our weekend away in Sedbergh.
Our impromptu hillwalking sub-section discover how Windy Gyle got its name. The good looking chap on the left is Andrew, who has been signed on a Bosman to reduce the average age of the team
Our Sunday group by the River Wansbeck. This walk was originally scheduled for a December day when, to stand at this point, would have required SCUBA equipment.
Our hillwalkers spotted at the summit of The Cheviot.
ST MARY'S ISLAND
Our Wednesday group at St Mary's Island building up an appetite for an excellent lunch at The Beehive, Earsdon.
Photo; Pat Seymour.