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Walk to Wellbeing – Ravensheugh Crags to Simonburn

Date: 19th May 2017
Time: 9:30 am  to  3:00 pm

Walk to Wellbeing in Northumberland National Park

Get out and get healthy in Northumberland National Park with our Walk to Wellbeing Programme.

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Northumberland National Park and Active Northumberland are working with Healthy Walks leaders to design walks suitable for people wanting an easy introduction to the inspirational landscapes of Northumberland National Park.

All walks are led by West Tynedale Health Walk trained volunteers.

This walk starts from the meeting place/point below at 10.30am – a lovely walk starting and ending at Simonburn taking in Ravensheugh Crags and lots of stunning views.

Limited shared transport is available at £6 a seat on this walk.  The pick-up point for this bus will be at Wentworth Car Park beside Wentworth Leisure Centre at the start time of 9.30am.  Booking for this is essential so please book the correct ticket below – with or without transport.

Please note that the end time is approximate only, as the walk rate will be that of the slowest walker, and does not include the return by minibus.  We would envisage returning to Wentworth car park at approximately 3pm.

We can quite often end the walk with a visit to a local cafe or pub (the costs here are your own!) but if the bus is waiting to transport you home you may have to forego this.

To avoid disappointment we recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The booking for the event will close before the event takes place, often on the afternoon of the last working day prior to the event.  There may still be tickets available; unless this event shows either that booking is essential or that tickets are “sold out” you may still be able to attend simply by turning up on the day.  However, please note that places are always allocated on a first come first served basis because of number restrictions.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks/lunch with you (there will be a picnic stop for lunch). Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.  If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival at the walk start point.  You may find a walking pole useful as you may come across boggy ground.

Distance: 3.5 miles

Terrain:  Begins with a gentle ascent over farmland. Some steep slopes both up and down. Mostly open moorland with some tracks.

Meeting place/walk start point: Simonburn Tearooms, Simonburn, NE48 3AW at 10.30am

Directions: Take the B6320 from Chollerford towards Bellingham.After 4 miles turn left to Simonburn (0.5 mile). The car park is to the left of the church.

Postcode: NE48 3AW (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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