Category: Northumberland

Pictures of the December 2018 walk in Northumberland & Xmas Party

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.

Kielder dam
Cafe in Falstone with George. A roaring fire, bacon butty and a coffee.


1897 Queen Victoria’s 60th jubilee font at Falstone.
Holly Bush pub with Mick, Lenny & Aidrian.
Holy Bush pub with Aidrian, Lenny, Maureen & Mick.
Holly Bush pub and a cracking pint of Nel’s Best.
Holy Bush pub with Lenny, Jim, Cyd, & Maureen
Barry by the fire at the Holly Bush pub at Greenhaugh
Our Enterprise coach together with a railway coach at Bellingham.
Jenny and Isobel at the Cheviot Hotel in Bellingham.
Maureen offering sweets while Sheila collects the fares.
A Thorn between two Roses

January 2018 Hadrian’s Wall walk finishing in Corbridge

Halton Castle & Chapel.  The castle is owned by the Blackett family. The Pele Tower was first recorded in 1382 and the manor house later attached to it was built with stone from the Roman relics. Such vandals!. I once delvered a post card to the family here that I brought back all the way from Post Office Bay on the Galapagos Islands.
Moira, David, Margaret and Chris on the bridge over the Tyne at Chollerford. The George Hotel in the background is where we stopped for a tea/coffee
Part of the group all eating sandwiches outside the entrance to Aydon Castle.
John and Mary crossing the Tyne bridge at Corbridge.
Pele Tower in Corbridge. Built in 1300 as a fortified vicarage. It is now a Micro Pub!
Inside the Pele Tower, smiling faces, sweaty bodies, muddy trousers and a drink in hand hint of a good day had walking in Northumberland’s fine countryside.
Inside the Pele Tower Corbridge. Real ale direct from the Barrel. That’s my pint on the bar.. a nice pint of “Pele IPA” from the Allendale Brewery served in a dimple glass.

St Cuthbert’s Way – Lindisfarne to Wooler


The next club walk in September, commences with a visit to Holy Island (or Lindisfarne) on the remote and beautiful Northumberland Coast. Time is allowed for exploration of the castle and priory on Holy Island before setting out on the walk, which traces St Cuthbert’s route towards the popular town of Wooler.

Click on the file name above to open the walk information sheet for more details – and instructions on how to reserve a place on our coach.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk – Brampton to Haltwhistle, Saturday October 15th 2011

Hadrians Wall Walk – Brampton to Haltwhistle, Saturday October 15th 2011

Dear All,
There was an error regarding the route of the coach that Alan Holmes has now corrected in the attachment to this email. Note that the coach will not be going through Barnard Castle.

Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Hadrians Wall – Brampton to Haltwhistle, Saturday 15 October 2011

This is a reminder of the next walk and to provide you with the information sheet. Instructions for booking your place are on the sheet which is attached.

1. Please note that the AGM & social evening will take place on Wednesday 2 November at 7.30 pm in the INEOS Newton Aycliffe Sports & Social Club Pavilion. The bar will be open and there will be facilities for showing digital photographs so please bring these along if you have some.
2. The time has come to collect suggestions for the 2012 walks. We will receive these on the Hadrians Wall walk or you can send them by email to Alan Holmes on Everyone at the AGM will vote on the nominations to select those for 2012.
3. If you have any motions to raise at the AGM, please let me know by Friday 21st October by email ( or phone (01325 303683)

Info Sheet : Hadrians Wall Brampton to Haltwhistle

Berwick to Seahouses Saturday 21 May 2011

Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Berwick to Seahouses Saturday 21 May 2011

This is a reminder of the next walk and to provide you with the information sheet. Instructions for booking your place are on the sheet which is attached. I have also attached a link to the Northumberland Coast Path maps and Travelsure bus timetable websites should you need them.

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to those people who visited the AFWC stand at the Aycliffe Community Fair and enquired about or joined the club there. I look forward to seeing you on some of the future walks.

Best wishes,


Information Sheet : Berwick to Seahouses

Maps – Northumberland Coastal Path

Bus Timetables


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