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Newton News 05.04.2024

Aycliffe Fell Walkers


Following on from a very muddy and exhausting February walk in the Upper Eden Valley, AFWC’s March walk from Shap to Pooley Bridge rewarded the walkers with excellent conditions for walking. It was dry underfoot and no rain to upset these ambitious walkers despite the bitterly cold weather.Many walkers strode out from Shap to take a 14-mile route via Shap Abbey, Bampton and Askham Fell whilst others started from Hackthorpe on a more leisurely westward stroll across to Pooley Bridge. Most walkers diverted to Lowther Castle near Askham to view the splendid architecture and grounds. The walk from the beautiful village of Askham up to Askham Fell involved a long and quite arduous ascent which rewarded walkers with some wonderful views on their way down to the hospitality of the Pooley Bridge alehouses. The social element of these AFWC outings is just as important as the scenic views from the hillwalking.The next outing is on Saturday 13th April and takes AFWC south to the Kirklees Way ending up in Holmfirth. If you would like to join us for this walk, or any other in the future, please visit our website and sign up using the online form at: aycliffefellwalkingclub.comMembership for 2024 is only £10 and each outing costs only £15 to cover the cost of the coach.


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AFWC Applies for Grant from the Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership

Aycliffe Fell Walking Club is applying for a grant to help it provide a full range of walks for the local community in the coming year.
To this end we will have a display stand and have entered the public vote that will take place on Saturday 23 November 2013 between 11.00am and 3.00pm at the Newton Aycliffe Youth Cente, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4HT.


To vote you will need to register and then come along on the day. Here is the registration form:


A poster for the event can be reached through the link below:


Barry Wilkinson – Secretary

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