Meet 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of each month.
The walk planned for 22nd September has had to be cancelled because almost all of the members of the group, including the leader, will be away.
We usually do circular walks, with a starting point no more that one hour away from Alnwick. We meet at 10.00am and walk until 2.30pm-3.30pm, covering distances of 6 to 10+ miles. We carry our own lunch and drinks. We take time to enjoy the scenery and any wildlife. In the summer months we tend to go into the Cheviot Hills and over winter walk more locally on the coast or inland.
ALNWICK u3a WALKS PROGRAMME FOR 2021
Parts of the programme maybe provisional or in outline with further detail to be added.
Walking group members will be emailed details of the walk a few days before it is due to take place
|Date||Walk||Miles||Dog friendly||Meet||Grid Ref||Leader|
|May 26||Wooler Common / Yeavering Bell||9.5||No||Main car park||NT 976 272||Mike|
|June 9||Warkworth -Guyzance circular||9||Yes||Stanners car park by the river||NU 247 062||Josie|
|June 23||The 2 Tors||10||No||Hethpool car park||NT 894 280||Mike|
|June 30||Holy Island||5.5 – 7||No||Pay & Display car park||NU 126 424||Jane|
|July 14||Cornhill/Tilmouth / Muggers Loan||9||No||Waste ground nr roundabout or on main road||NT 860 394||Mike|
|July 28||The Cheviot/Harthope Burn||11||No||Langley Ford||NT 954 225||Mike /Rodger|
|Aug 11||Simonside Hills||11||No||Rothbury car park by river||NU 057 015||Mike|
|Aug 25||Hepple/Holystone||7.5||Yes||Layby near Hall||NT 982 003||Josie|
|Sep 8||Brizlee Wood Radar Station||8.5||Yes||Entrance to Hulne Park||NU 180 137||Rodger|
|Sep 22||CANCELLED Hartside /High Cantle||8||No||Hartside Farm||NT 977 162||Jane|
|Sep 29||Hethpool/Black Hag /Pennine Way||10||No||Hethpool car park||NT 894 280||Jane|
|Oct 13||Thropton/ Cartington||7||No||Car park next to bridge||NU 030 022||Julie/ Peter|
|Oct 27||High Buston||8.75||Yes||Under rail bridge and sharp left||NU 239 092||Josie|
|Nov 10||Low Newton-by-the-Sea||9||Yes||Free car park right hand side of High Newton||NU 235 251||Julie /Peter|
|Nov 24||Beadnell||9-10||No||Beadnell Bay car park||NU 234 287||Adrian/ Rodger|
|Dec 8||Bolam Circular/Shaftoe Crag||8.5||No||St Andrew’s Church||NZ 093 826||Jane|
|.||.||If you intend to come on a walk please ring or text the walk leader the day before to confirm arrangements. As per details issued to regular walkers.|
|.||.||Distances are all approximate.|
|.||.||All Walks start at 10.00a.m. unless stated otherwise.|
|.||*||To protect UK birds - The Natural England Countryside Code states that: "the access rights that normally apply to open country and registered common land (known as 'open access' land) requires dogs to be kept on a short lead between 1 March and 31 July, to help protect the ground nesting birds, and all year round near farm animals" …..also that "at the coast, there may also be some local restrictions to require dogs to be kept on a short lead during the bird breeding season, and to prevent disturbance to flocks of resting and feeding birds during other times of year".|
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