Welcome to The Aycliffe Fell Walking Club Website
Aycliffe Fell Walking Club is based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham (near Darlington in the North East of England) and is open to everyone interested in fell walking or rambling. It caters for walkers of all abilities and ages. It became Aycliffe Fell Walking Club in 2011.
Each outing has a variety of walks of different lengths and difficulty ratings and transport is by comfortable coach that picks up in Darlington, Newton Aycliffe and Bishop Auckland.
The pickup times and routes are always published in each notification post, which can be accessed from this website.
Please see the link below for the walk sheet and the maps for the outing from Co Durham into Northumberland including the Derwent Valley to Hexham via Blanchland.
The Aycliffe Fell Walking Club had its Christmas Walk on Saturday from Pateley Bridge to Hampsthwaite in the Yorkshire Dales and which, of course, meant a party meal and drinks and a Quiz in a delightful Dales Pub called the Joiners Arms.
I started my 13 miles trek in Pateley Bridge where I took a coffee and bacon bap in the River Terrace Cafe before heading upwards onto the moorland and into a snowstorm with very strong winds. Whilst most took in Brimham Rocks and/or walked the valley, I walked alone all day and saw very few people until the party at the pub. I did see lots of birds and a few hundred sheep and had the pleasure of walking down into the valley across sodden livestock fields where I felt I had suckers on my boots that made slurping noises at each step as I pulled each one in turn out of the mud. The remainder of the walk was along the river Nidd and wasn’t too bad except for the rain. The Timothy Taylor Landlord beer at the end was excellent. Here are my photos (unless stated).
(Above photo Eddy Adam)
(Above photo Lorraine Richardson)
Party time in the Joiners Arms in Hampsthwaite
Bacon bun and coffee in the Riverside Terrace Tea Rooms at Pateley Bridge.
High Street Pateley Bridge.
A mixture of snow and hail didn’t upset the the quaint village of Bewerly.
Barry at Yorke’s Folly.
Near Guise Cliff.
Low Hood Gap.
Nidderdale Way Curlew-sign.
(Above Photo by Jes Smith)
(Above Photo by Jes Smith)
Pack Horse Bridge over the River Nidd.
The minutes of the AFWC AGM held on the 6 November 2019 can be seen in the following link:
These will be signed upon approval at the 2020 AGM.
Please see the 2020 Walk Programme in the following link:
On Saturday 14 December 2019, AFWC will be walking in the Yorkshire Dales in the area of Pateley Bridge to Hampsthwaite and the Nidderdale Way. Please see the link below for the walksheet and map.
Please see the links below for the walk sheet and the route maps for the Bingley to Skipton (Leeds Liverpool Canal) walk on the 9 November 2019.
The 2019 AFWC AGM will be held on Wednesday 6 November in the INEOS Pavilion at 7:30pm.
Please see this link for the agenda: