Alnwick

Previous Short Walks Programmes

2020. MOST OF THIS PROGRAMME WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
6th Feb. DruridgeBay. Meet at Visitors Centre Car Park, Ref. O/S 325 273 9974 miles
5th March Debdon Woods & WW11 trenches. Park by the hut just off the main road, OS332 Ref. 067 034 5 miles
2nd AprilSeahouses to Bamburgh. Meet beach Car Park North of Bamburgh Castle. Bus to Seahouses. OS 340 Ref.179 354 4 miles
7th May St Cuthbert’s Cave. Meet at Holburn Grange Car Park OL340 Ref. 051 3514.5 miles
4th JuneFord Moss. Meet in Ford Village by the Post Office. OL 339 Ref. 947 375 4 – 7 miles
2nd JulyAlnmouth to Warkworth. Park by Hipsburn School. Bus back to cars X18. O/S 332 ref 239 1114.5 miles
6th Aug.Ross Sands walk. Park by the cottages at Ross OS 340 Ref. 132 3704 – 5 miles
3rd Sept.Holy Island Willow Sculpture Trail. Meet at Barn at Beal for coffee. Check tides first 8am-2.25pm ! OS 340 Ref. 067 4284 miles
1st Oct. Ingram Cochrane Pike. Meet at Ingram Bridge Car Park O/S OL16 ref 017 1634.25 miles
5th Nov.Hulne Park and Brizlee Tower. Meet at Ratten Row at 11am O/S 332 Ref. 180 1364.25 miles
3rd Dec.Lesbury to Alnwick old/new railway line. Walk alongside the Aln Valley Railway line. Bus to Lesbury. Christmas lunch in Alnwick to be arranged.4 miles
20192019 Programme.
3rd Jan Hipsburn to Warkworth. Meet in Car Park between Hipsburn School and Cricket Club. Explorer Map332 Ref. 239 111 4 miles
7th FebHowick. If wet and boggy then we will walk to Craster. Park at Howick Sea Houses Farm. OS332 Ref.258 174 3 or 4.5 miles
7th MarchBeadnell to Long Nanny and return. Park in Main Car Park at Beadnell. OS340 Ref.233 287 3 miles
4th AprilSt. Cuthbert’s Cave. Meet at Holburn Grange Car Park. OS 340 Ref.051 3514.5 miles
2nd MayHumbleton Hill, Wooler. Meet at the Ponds Car Park. OL16 Ref. 975 2735 miles
6th JuneFontburn Resorvoir. Meet in the Car Park by the toilets. OL 42 Ref.049 9346 miles
4th JulyBudle Bay near Bamburgh. Meet at the layby where the new sculpture and notice board is - OS Map NU148 3453.5 miles
1st Aug Linhope Spout. Park at Hartside OL16 Ref. 976 162 4 miles
5th SeptDuddo Five Stones & Tower. OS 339 Ref.939 427. Ford and Hay Farm. Park at Heatherslaw OS 339 Ref. 934 384 2 miles & 3.5 miles
3rd Oct Norham and Castle. Park on West Street. Meet at the sign post OS map 339 Ref. 899 474. 3.5miles along the river. The Castle will close on 30th Sept but lovely views and a lunch at the Masons Arms. Meet at 10.30am as it will take one hour in cars from Alnwick3.5 miles
7th NovThropton to Rothbury. Bring your bus pass. X15 bus from Alnwick @ 10.20am or park in Rothbury and get the bus opp. Queens Head 10.45am to Thropton 3.5miles
5th Dec Amble walk with a Christmas Meal. To be arranged.
20182018 Programme.Leader
4th January Longhoughton to Ratcheugh. Meet at Village Green Opposite Church 4.5 miles Circular NU 244 152 start 10am. If wet and muddy walk to Boulmer via Low Steads Farm and back via road. Lunch afterwards at Sheila’s House. 4.5 miles
1st February Snow Drop Walk at Rock. Meet in Car Park at Rock. 2 miles. OS Ref NU 204 203 2 miles
1st March CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW - Blawearie. Please park on the road side at Old Bewick Map Ref. OSMap 332 NU067 215.
5th April Hulne Park via The Priory. Meet at Ratten Row. OSMap 332 Ref. 179 136 4.75milesBoth
3rd May Bothal along the river to Morpeth. Meet near the Church.OSMap325 Ref. 239 8665 milesBoth
7th June Holy Island – Willow Sculpture Trail. Meet at the Barn at Beal for coffee at 10.30am. OS Map340 Ref. 067 428. Safe crossing is 11.35 to 20.403-4milesBoth
5th July Blawearie to Old Bewick Church. OSMap 332 Ref 067 215. 5 miles Sheila
2nd AugustAway Day Hethpool – Trowupburn. Can shorten the walk if need be. Bring a Packed Lunch + Meet at Hethpool Car Park. OS Map OL16 894 281. 6 miles Both
6th Sept. Felton circular. Meet at the Church by the river. OSMap 325 Ref. 182 002. 3 milesJudy
4th Oct.Hepburn Woods and Ross Castle. Meet in Car Park OSMap 340 Ref. 072 248.4.5 miles Both
1st Nov. Hauxley via Nature Reserve. Meet at Car Park OS Map 332 Ref. 286 033. 4.5 miles Both
6th Dec. Lesbury to Bilton circular. Park at The Coach Inn, Lesbury for Christmas lunch. Will need numbers for lunch. 4 miles
2017Alnwick U3A Short Walks Programme 2017
5th January Longhoughton to Howick. Meet at Village Green Opposite Church. 5 miles Circular NU 244 152. Lunch afterwards at Sheila’s House
2nd February Meet at Howick, Sea Houses Farm Car Park. We will walk the long walk through Howick Gardens to Howick Scar and back via the coast. 4 miles. OS Map 332 Ref. 259174
2nd March Walk around Swarland. Meet at the Old Post Office. OS Map 332 Ref.164034 approx. 3.5 miles
6th April Drake Stone and Harbottle 4.25 miles. Meet at West Wood Car Park. OS Map OL16 Ref. 926049
4th May Cresswell. Meet at Croft Letch Car Park. OS Map 325 Ref. 288938 4.25 miles
1st June Ingram via Reaverley Hill. Meet at Car Park beside white bridge. OL Map Ref. 017164 6.5miles
6th JulyALL DAY SUMMER WALK take a picnic. Scots Gap Wannie line walk. 7miles. Meet at National Trust car park. Grid Ref. 038864
3rd August Holystone, Lady’s Well & Dove Crag. Meet at Forest Car park. 5.5miles. Grid Ref. 949023
7th September Change to original list, Doddington Moor - 4 miles. Park on the road just before the junction to Nesbitt, Grid Ref. 999325, A strenuous climb to start with then easy after that.
5th October Bolam Lake and Shaftoe Crags, Park in Car Park at Bolam Lake by the Toilets PC. Grid Ref. 083821, 6 miles.
2nd November Debdon Road end and The Carriage Way, Parking just off main road by a hut. Grid Ref. 067034 - 5 miles.
7th December Our Christmas Special. Lesbury to Alnmouth circular with lunch afterwards at The Coach Inn, Lesbury. Will need numbers for this. Park Opposite the Church in Parking area. Grid Ref. 237117 - 4 miles.