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experienced fell walkers

The Schil

Date: 21st June 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  5:00 pm

Join us on our guided walk: The Schil.

A strenuous walk, which ascends to the Border Ridge and then  follows the Pennine Way southwards before returning along the College Valley.

The Schil on the Penine Way. Photo by Keith Robeson.

Setting off from Hethpool, our strenuous route goes up the College Valley before turning north near Fleehope and climbing steeply to pick up the bridleway onto the Border Ridge.  A further climb achieves the objective of the day, climbing The Schil and crossing the border into Scotland. Having enjoyed the stunning views, our route joins the Pennine Way over Black Hag before we descend to Trowupburn via Wideopen Head. We then take the footpath skirting the base of Sinkside Hill back to the College Valley.

This is a walk for experienced fell walkers – booking essential.

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Numbers are limited so it is essential to book; please do not just turn up on the day.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks.  Sorry, no dogs allowed on this walk. If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Distance: 11 miles

Category: Strenuous.  This particular walk is for experienced fell walkers only.

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

Directions: Going north past Wooler on the A697, turn left at Akeld onto the B6351. Go past Kirknewton village, and just after the stone bridge look out for a left turn signed ‘Hethpool’. The car park is approx 2 miles along the single track road on the left.

OS Grid Ref: NT 893 280

Postcode: NE71 6TW (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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