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summit the schil on our guided walk

The Schil

Date: 14th August 2016
Time: 10:30 am  to  5:00 pm

Join us on our guided walk; The Schil.

Setting off from Hethpool, our route goes up the College Valley before turning north near Fleehope and climbing steeply to pick up the bridleway onto the Border Ridge.

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

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 via Wideopen Head. We then and takes the footpath skirting the base of Sinkside hill back to the College Valley. This is a walk for experienced fell walkers.

Note – since numbers are restricted to 12 for this walk booking is necessary.

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Lace up your boots and enjoy a great day outside.

This walk is part of the 2016 Kirknewton Festival.

Duration – 6.5 hours

Distance – 11 miles

Category – Strenuous

Starting point:

Hethpool Car Park

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

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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