South Tyne Explorer Day One

Tyne Head to Whitley Castle. The first long walk in Haltwhistle Autumn Walking Festival 2017. Photos by Marj Baillie
Three of the team are wearing our new teeshirts. Don't they look smart? Chris Marples Maureen Hart and Hilary Dickinson Ian Bell and Geoff Chrisp
Peter Newman and John Shaw Margaret Butler and Sarah Johnson Kevin Jones and Maureen Hart Dave Laurie, John Kummer and George Reed
Big Dave and Alistair discuss the drop off/pick up points The group is ready for the first walk of the Festival Conrad opens the festival with a short introduction, much appreciated Conrad addresses the walkers
The walkers listen to Conrad Conrad remembers the infamous Wet Walk to Scotland! Sculpture at the souce of the South Tyne You can see the source through the hole
It was pretty by the river The stiles were very hard going today Down stream from Ashgill Force Ashgill Force
Kevin, Conrad and Hilary have lunch Geoff broke a finger and required first aid Another small waterfall The rams were friendly and inquisitive
Loitering with intent at Garigill Post Office More by the river Walking by the river Conrad and Sarah check the route
Chris and Alistair enjoy lifting their feet out of the mud!