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Event Reports from North East Group


Barnard Castle and Egglestone Abbey – 9th December 2018

21 Dec 2018 | North East Group

Our final gathering for 2018 took place from the historic market place in the centre of Barnard Castle: an early 10 am start, particularly for those travelling a long way from home, but necessary at this time of year to make best use of the limited daylight hours. We were rewarded however by another lucky day weatherwise, and the sun shone for us. Nineteen participants made a good-size group for our walk, once again a mixture of regulars and (relative) newcomers, so a good chance to catch up on each other’s news and to renew or foster friendships and acquaintances....
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The Splendour of Wensleydale – 18th November 2018

30 Nov 2018 | North East Group

Fifteen of us gathered in the centre of the small village of Askrigg in upper Wensleydale, which on this bright morning turned out to be a popular destination with a lot going on – a church service, busy shops and quite a few visitors apart from ourselves, all no doubt taking advantage of the good weather on this sunny autumn morning. Peter G our facilitator on this occasion welcomed us all with a brief outline of our route, as well as giving us the usual opportunity to introduce ourselves; names of some ...
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Oxnop Ghyll and Ivelet Bridge, Swaledale – 21st October 2018

29 Oct 2018 | North East Group

As we’ve reported on previous occasions participants in our events have to travel sometimes travel some quite long distances to reach the start of a walk, and Muker a small village in upper Swaledale turned out to be one of our more remote locations. It’s gratifying that the numbers gathering and taking part, both regulars and newcomers, have been healthy recently, distance seemingly not too much of a challenge. We always encourage and offer to share transport for anyone for whom travel to these remote but very attractive parts of the country might seem a bit daunting....
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Lunedale and Mickleton Moor – 16th September 2018

30 Sep 2018 | North East Group

Eighteen of us gathered on a reasonably bright morning at the edge of Grassholme, one of a series of reservoirs supplying Teesdale with its domestic water and a good base for exploring some of the surrounding hills, moorland and views. We’ve become quite familiar with this area, and we like to come back as it offers a varied mix of different walking routes, from the relatively low-level between attractive villages along the Tees valley to the quite wild areas of open moorland favoured by some of our more adventurous participants....
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