High Force – August 2014


Our first coach trip for a walk from Bowlees to Gibson’s Cave and High Force suffered badly from heavy rain, but our hardy bunch managed to reach their goal High Force in all its glory. The view from the top is amazing; such power of the water as it swirls over the rocks before it cascades over the edge.High Force

Unfortunately for members of the Photography group who accompanied us not the best of days, but everyone appeared to enjoy the trip despite the WET.

Walking Group Programme 2014

Date Venue Time Meeting Place Miles
7.2.14 Seaham Hall/Ryhope 10.30a.m. Seaham Hall Car Park 5 approx
7.3.14 Glass Centre/Riverside 10.30a.m. Glass Centre Car Park 3.1/2 to 4
4.4.14 10 Fields 10.30a.m. Hetton Lyons Jnr School 4/5 approx
2.5.14 Fishburn/Hardwick Hall 10.30a.m. To Be Advised T.B.A.
6.6.14 Rainton  Meadows 10.30a.m. Information Centre T.B.A.
4.7.14 Whitburn 10.30a.m. Cornthwaite Park 6 approx
1.8.14 High Force + Gibsons Cave 10.30a.m. Bus to be arranged T.B.A.
5.9.14 Hurworth Reservoir 10.30a.m. Millbank Tce, Station Town, TS28 5EF 4/5 approx
3.10.14 Elba Park 10.30a.m. Main Road A183 T.B.A.
7.11.14 Durham River 11.00a.m. Gala Theatre 3.1/2 approx
5.12.14 Hawthorn Hive 10.30a.m. Cenotaph – Seaham 4 approx
CONTACT:   Bob Crabb    0191 5814682

A Personal Achievement by one of our members

 Chris Johnson Santiago Pilgrimage

Christine Johnson completed the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain starting at St Jean Pied de Port in the foothills of the French Pyrenes. The trip took six weeks from 19 August to 28 September 2013 and covered 494 miles.

 Chris + friend Santiago Pilgrimage

“Congratulations on your success Christine, you must feel well rewarded for all your hard work.  I am sure many people will be inspired by your dedication, determination and obvious enthusiasm in having completed such a venture – hope the blisters have healed.”

Chris - Santiago Pilgrimage

Walking Group Diary 2012 to 2013

Month                 Venue

5.10.12                Joe’s Pond Meet Visitor centre

2.11.12                Beamish

7.12.12                Whitburn/Shields   Meet Cornthwaite Park

4.1.13                  Shincliffe

1.2.13                  Meeting

1.3.13                  Hawthorn Dene Meet Noses Point

5.4.13                  Castle Eden Meet The Lodge Durham Way SR8

3.5.13                  Durham Riverside Meet Market Place, Londonderry Statue

7.6.13                  Beacon Point Easington Pit Cage Meet Noses Point

5.7.13                  Biddick-Fatfield

2.8.13                    Murton Rail Line Bus Stop outside Dow House (U3A Meeting Place) at 9.45a.m Bring Your Bus Pass

6.9.13                  Yellow Brick Road

4.10.13                Beamish Meet Shepherd &Shepherdess

1.11.13                Chester-le-Street Meet Market Place

6.12.13                Hetton Bogs. Meet Hetton Baths Car Park.

1.1.14                  TBA

Walks Commence at 10.30 am (Unless otherwise stated)

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The Walking Group

Leader:   Bob Crabb

We meet on the first Friday of the month at 10.30am at a designated meeting place dependant on the route, usually no longer than 30 minutes drive. We are a large enthusiastic group who really enjoy walking and talking.

 2012 to 2013
Month Venue
5.10.12 Joe’s Pond. Meet Visitor Centre
2.11.12 Beamish
7.12.12 Whitburn/Shields.   Meet Cornthwaite Park
4.1.13 Shincliffe
1.2.13 Meeting
1.3.13 Hawthorn Dene. Meet Noses Point.
5.4.13 Castle Eden. Meet The Lodge Durham Way SR8
3.5.13 Durham-Riverside. Meet Market Place, Londonderry Statue.
7.6.13 Beacon Point-Easington Pit Cage. Meet Noses Point.
5.7.13 Biddick – Fatfield
2.8.13 Murton Rail Line. Bus Stop outside Dow House (U3A Meeting Place) at   9.45am. (Bring your Bus Pass)
6.9.13 Yellow Brick Road
4.10.13 Chester-Le-Street. Meet Market Place.
1.11.13 Beamish. Meet Shepherd&Shepherdess.
6.12.13 Hetton Bogs. Meet Hetton Baths Car Park.
1.1.14 Meeting. Venue to be confirmed.
Walks commence at 10.30 (unless otherwise stated).