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.
Author: Barry Wilkinson
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:
On Saturday 10 October 2019 the AFWC will be walking in the Lake District from Newby Bridge to Ambleside. For the Walksheet and the walk map please see the following link.
Please use the following link to see the minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting held on the 4th June 2019.
For details of the walk on Saturday 14 September 2019 to the Yorkshire Coast – Scarborough to Whitby please see the following link:
A good day out despite the weather warnings. We started off at Elterwater in heavy rain & headed to the Britannia for coffee. The hanging baskets were lovely with three roses outside the door (Kate, Nina Jenny).
We were not sure if the river crossing would be possible.
But it was & Nina was obviously enjoying it!
We made our way to Cathedral Cavern. This was the entrance tunnel.
Photo by Nina Bell
It is spectacular as these photos show. I spent some time exploring and went along the long tunnel where a torch was a necessity.
The pillar holds up the roof.
(Photo Jim Bonsall)
No matter how hard she tried Kate couldn’t get the pound coin out of the money tree.
Colwith Force was spectacular.
A beer in the Talbot at Skelwith Bridge was good before finishing with a walk over the hills to Ambleside. This beer is brewed in Wasdale and is named after the chief chef’s dog “Bogi”.
Please use the following link to see the walksheet and route maps:
For this walk there is a supplement which includes the walksheet, elevations, an alternative route avoiding roads and detailed information about Cathedral Cavern and pub menus:
The Walk Sheet and Maps for the walk on Saturday 13 July 2019 can be seen in the link below:
The walk sheet and suggested routes for the Lake District Dale Head to Keswick via Cat Bells walk on the 8 June 2019 can be seen in the following link:
Please see the link below for the walk sheet and maps for the Northumberland walk taking St. Cuthbert’s Way from Jedburgh to Melrose on the 11 May 2019.
The April 2019 walk will be in the region of Bingley, Saltaire and Ilkley. The Walk Sheet and maps can be seen in the link below:
Please see the following link for the walk sheet and route map and other information on this walk that includes some of the Lake District’s finest fells such as St Sunday Crag and Fairfield.
In December we were doing various walks in the delightful Kielder Valley and here are some pictures taken along the way and of the party atmosphere that pervades our last walk of the year.
Please use the link below to see the walk sheet and the route maps.
About this time of year it is good draw everyone’s attention to the club’s safety guidance notes. The safety guidance notes can be seen in the link below.