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.

August 2019 A few pictures from the walk Elterwater to Ambleside & Cathedral Cavern

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.

A woodpile.

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”.

Saturday 10th August 2019 – Lake District – Elterwater and Cathedral Cavern

Please use the following link to see the walksheet and route maps:

2019 08 Lake District Elterwater and Cathedral Cavern

 

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:

2019 08 Lake District Elterwater and Cathedral Cavern walksheet supplements

New Theme for the Website

Hi there folks.

This is just a post to tell you about the new website theme. I had to change the theme as the old one is now unsupported. The font was a little small too and was difficult to read on mobile devices. The new theme is called ‘SimplyBlack’ and is high contrast to improve it’s readability.

I’ve used a spectacular photo from our archive as the new header image. It was taken by EddyAycliffe on the Coledale Valley Walk in 2010.

I think it looks great and represents the club quite well, but any comments would be gratefully received.

Dave (Admin)

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