Tynedale

Events

Our regular monthly meetings take place in Hexham Abbey at 2 pm on the first Tuesday of each month (except August). We meet in the Great Hall; coffee/tea is available on arrival. The meeting starts at 2.15pm for announcements followed by a speaker at 2.30 pm.

Guests and potential members are more than welcome to attend these talks. Please make yourself known when entering and a committee member will help you find your way around.

On the right are photos from our very successful Garden Party held at Corbridge Cricket Club on 29th August. Click on a photo to see it full size.

For trips and excursions we have a policy on refunds. Please click here to read it: Refunds


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Feb 4th The Great North Air Ambulance

Speaker: a member of GNAAS

We meet at 2.00pm in the Great Hall of Hexham Abbey. Tea and coffee are served, announcements are at 2.15pm and the talk starts at 2.30pm.
Tue Mar 3rd AGM
Outings
Fri Jul 24th
→Sat Jul 25th
Prudhoe U3A 2020 trip: Tatton Park RHS Show 24/25 July 2020
 
TATTON PARK RHS SHOW FRIDAY 24TH & SATURDAY 25TH JULY.2020.

Prudhoe U3A have invited us to join them on a trip To Tatton Park next year.
Leaving Prudhoe at 8.30am outside Parish Hall
Calling at Hebden Bridge/Other to be decided on way to
HALLMARK WARRINGTON HOTEL.
for Dinner Bed & Breakfast.
Approximate cost £140. to include entrance to show.
Expressions of interest please ASAP followed by
a non-returnable deposit of £30 by end of October.
For any information about the above events or ideas for future events please contact Wendy Dale, Events Secretary 01434 606215.
Geology
Fri Feb 21st Indoor meeting
Sylvie will present a short talk on Plants and Geology.
Steve will present a talk on The making of the Pennines.
There will be an open floor for anyone to present holiday photos of geological interest
Tea, biscuits and discussion to follow
Please contact convenor for details.
Fri Mar 20th Indoor meeting
David will present a short talk on the Troodos Ophiolite.
Colin G will present a short talk on James Hutton.
There will be an introduction to the summer field trip program.
Tea, biscuits and discussion to follow
Please contact convenor for details.
Fri Apr 17th Field trip
Provisional date
Fri May 15th Field trip
Provisional date
Fri Jun 19th Field trip
Provisional date
Fri Jul 17th Field trip
Provisional date
Fri Aug 21st Field trip
Provisional date
Fri Sep 18th Field trip
Provisional date
Fri Oct 16th Field trip
Provisional date
Space Exploration
Fri Feb 14th How to survey a planet
Fri Mar 13th Near earth asteroids
Fri Apr 10th Galilean moons of Jupiter
Fri May 8th Cosmic rays
Walking A
Wed Jan 29th Allen Banks
Meet at the NT car park Allen Banks . The walk will be on various paths- some a bit muddy-to Staward Peel and back . The NT list it at 5.5 but l think it slightly less - there are options to alter it . Lunch will probably be at the Cart’s Bog
Eric Tel. 633014
Wed Feb 12th Featherstone
South Tyne trail from Featherstone Station to Lambley Viaduct along the former railway track. Back along the riverside past Featherstone Castle. A 4 ½ mile walk of two halves. Flat apart from the descent from the viaduct to the river (steep but pretty good steps, extra care just required in one spot) and flat but muddy and a bit rough in places along the river. Relatively short steepish climb back up the road at the end. A couple of stiles and a small stream to cross. Park at Featherstone Station car park NY68237,60739. What3words: smoker.treatable.maple
Lunch probably at the Milecastle Inn
Lesley Tel. 01434 394234
Wed Feb 26th Allenheads
Start near Dirt Pot. About a mile before Allenheads, minor road drops down on right to river, park on right over bridge (road leads up Slag Hill). Map reference NY850464; approx. post code NE47 9HE
River walk towards Spartylea, short ascent up fell and across fields and lanes, some stiles. About 4 miles.
Lunch in Allendale.
Doreen Tel.622172‬
Walking B
Wed Feb 5th No Walk Offered.
Wed Feb 19th No Walk Offered
Wed Mar 4th Eric. Tel. No. 01434 633014.
Details T.B.A.
Wed Mar 18th Trisha. Tel. No. 01434 600422.
Details T.B.A.
Wed Apr 1st No Walk Offered
Wed Apr 15th No Walk Offered
Wed Apr 29th No Walk Offered.
Wed May 13th Alastair. Tel. No. 01434 394158.
Details T.B.A.