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castles of the North Tyne

Dally Castle and Tarsetdale Circular

Date: 14th May 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  4:00 pm

Join our guided walk;  Dally Castle and Tarsetdale Circular

This walk takes in the 13th century Tarset and Dally Castles, strongholds built when this area of North Tynedale came under the Scottish Crown.

The return north  crosses the River Tyne again by the historic footbridge  built to access Thorneyburn Station on the now defunct Border Counties railway.  The return over Sidwood gives good views of the North Tyne before passing Thorneyburn church with its connection to the Napoleonic Wars.  This is a varied walk whose tranquility belies its more violent past.

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Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Whilst well behaved dogs are welcome, please take note of any specific instructions by the walk leader and the concerns of others.   If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.

Duration – 5.5 hours

Distance – 10 miles

Category – Moderate.  Medium length walks of 5-16km (3-10 miles) on hilly ground with rising and falling levels. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time)Greenhaugh Car Park

Directions: Leave Bellingham on the Hexham road, turn right onto minor road before crossing the River Tyne. After approx 3 miles turn right at Lanehead crossroads. Greenhaugh is 1 mile away. The car park is in the village, on the right,  just past the Holly Bush Inn

OS Grid Ref: NY 795 873

Postcode: NE48 1PW (general area)

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

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