With the first birthday of our monthly Saturday walks fast approaching, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new weekday walks.
If you like the idea of joining us for shorter, more leisurely walks, then join us on the last Thursday of every month, 10am at Wolsingham Market Place.
Our first Thursday walk is on 30 October. We will be walking 2.5 miles along the river path to Bradley Burn. After a cup of tea in the farm shop we will decide whether to get the bus back or walk!
All welcome, and as always our walks are free to join.
If you have any questions, please drop us an email.
The second annual North Pennines Walking Festival is running from 27 September to 5 October. The theme is food. The final day features two Wolsingham walks. We are leading a hard walk around Pikeston Fell, while Bradley Burn are hosting a leisurely foodie walk.
Visit the festival website to find out more
We will be holding our AGM on Monday May 12th 2014 @ 7pm in the Methodist Church, Wolsingham.
Please join us to learn about our activities over the past twelve months and hopes for the future of walking in Weardale.
Nominations for committee membership will be received until April 12th by Gill Calvert -secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Christmas walk is fast approaching. This Saturday, 14 December, we will be walking to Frosterley via the Elephant Trees. If you would like to join us for a glass of mulled wine at the Elephant Trees please meet at Wolsingham Market Place, 10am. Dress for the weather (remember, it's colder on the high ground). There is an option to walk or bus back to Wolsingham.
Say hello and vote for your three favourite community projects today at Wolsingham School between 10am and 2pm
We have put in a bid for £2,125 from the Big Small Grants Fund, so that we can reprint our guided walks leaflets and encourage more people to explore Wolsingham's wonderful footpaths.
We need your help to secure this funding. The public are being invited to vote for their top three projects at a special event on Saturday 2 November. Only those projects that secure enough votes will be awarded funds. Please come along to Wolsingham Upper School between 10.00am and 2.00pm to support us.
More information can be found on the Weardale Area Action Partnership website.
Our next guided walk Around Wolsingham starts at 10.00am on Sat 3 August. It's about 5 miles and takes in some of the beautiful fields and countryside around Wolsingham. Take a look at our lovely poster for more details (click on the image to open in pdf)
The new information boards for the Wolsingham Family Walk have been installed, thanks to the children from Wolsingham Primary School, who helped design them.
Local children from the Wolsingham Primary School were invited to take part in designing the boards. As a thank you for their help, the Wolsingham Wayfarers presented the children with compasses and orienteering equipment which will help the children explore more of the countryside and their local area.
Three brand new information boards have been installed along the 1.5 mile circular route of the popular Wolsingham Family Walk. Decorated with a map of the route and things to see along the way, the boards will accompany the Family Walk leaflets which can found in a number of local shops and pubs.
The design and installation of the boards were funded by a grant from the Durham County Council through the Parish Paths Partnership.
The Family walk was created in 2004 when the footpaths were upgraded to hard surfaces making it suitable for wheelchair users and families with pushchairs.
Above: Mike Newton presents the children of Wolsingham primary school with their compasses and orienteering equipment
Below: the children inspect the new boards