Month: August 2021

Aycliffe Fell Walkers Get Set

Aycliffe Fell Walking Club are set to resume club walking activities from mid-August.

The club has planned five monthly walks, from Mallerstang to Hawes in August, Isaac’s Tea Trail from Upper Weardale to Allendale in September, Tow Law to Stanhope in October, Masham to Middleham in November and Aysgarth to Leyburn in December.

The meetings are always on the second Saturday of each month and travel to each area via coach(es) which can drop walkers off along the route at convenient places so that nobody has to feel pressurised into walking beyond their capabilities. Suggested walks can be from 7-16 miles and offer low land, medium and tougher high peak options.

Coaches pick up from Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Middridge, Shildon, Bishop Auckland and, depending on the end destination, Barnard Castle and Scotch Corner. The cost per walker remains at £10/ walkday.

There will be a requirement to wear face masks while on the coach but every effort has been made to limit the amount of time spent on the coach for the duration of this year. It is hoped that the club will be able to range further afield in 2022 as, indeed, it did before the lockdowns of 2020-21.

To book your seat on the coach, please call Sheila, as before, on 07853 795243. Any new members are also welcome to join us on any of the outings by calling on the same number in the weeks prior to each event.

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