Sunday Walk [8th January] Simonside from Rothbury - Heather Forster, Martin Forster, Anne Marie Forster, Stephen Gibson, Ian Goodman, Natalie Goodman, Claire O'Sullivan, Ian Storey, Joanne Tonothy, Jean Walker, Steve Walker & Caitlan Wilson met up at Rothbury for an eight mile visit to Simonside Hill (429m) which afforded wonderful views of the Cheviots, the River Coquet, Cragside Country Park and the Northumbrian coastline.

Annual General Meeting [31st January 2017] - 15 members attended the 2016 Annual General Meeting with apologies for absence being received in respect of a further 17 members READ MINUTES.

HedgeHope [4th February] - Bob Dixon, Paul Gertig, Phillip Hesketh, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Dek Parmley, Kishor Raichura, Ian Thomson, Joanne Tonothy, Neil Waite, Jean Walker & Martin Warriner travelled on the minibus to Linhope where, after meeting up with Ian & Natalie Goodman, they waded their way through the infamous heather and peat bogs in order to visit Hedgehope Hill (during a blizzard!) via Cunyan Crags and Dunmoor Hill and descended via Great Standrop and the spectacular waterfall of Linhope Spout.

Sunday Walk [26th February] Embleton - Anne Marie Forster, Heather Forster, Martin Forster, Kath Gibson, Stephen Gibson, Ian Storey, Neil Waite, Jean Walker, Steve Walker & Caitlin Wilson met up at Dunstanburgh Castle golf club in order to participate in a mainly flat six mile walk to Craster.

Great Whernside [4th March] - Anne Marie Forster, Natalie Goodman, Carol Lonsdale, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Kishor Raichura, Alan Ross, Roger Smith, & Neil Waite travelled on the minibus to Kettlewell where, after meeting up with Ellen & Mike Morrison, they savoured an 11 mile (with 2,156ft ascent) visit to the vast sprawling fell of Great Whernside. Almost perfect weather conditions allowed extensive view of both coasts of England as well as Buckden Pike, high Dales' peaks such as Pen-y-Ghent and Fountain's Fell, together with the distant Lakeland mountains.

Sunday Walk [19th March] Wooler & Humbleton Hill - Anne Marie Forster, Heather Forster, Martin Forster, Stephen Gibson, Ailie Langston, Jim McCahill, Pat McCahill, Ian Storey & Neil Waite met up in Wooler for a six mile visit to the summit of Humbleton Hill which provided dramatic views with a sense of history (the Iron Age, a bloody battle against the Scots, and the lands where the Border Reivers exerted their violent tyranny).

Haweswater [1st April] - Margaret Andison, Anne Beryl, Evelyn Brown, Anne Marie Forster, Ken Johnson, Ian Hammond, Amy Hedley, Martin Hedley, Philip Hesketh, Ailie Langston, Carol Lonsdale, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Alan Ross, Ian Thomson & Martin Warriner bravely endured torrential rain as they travelled on the minibus to Haweswater where the majority savoured the ever improving weather conditions during a 14 mile linear (with 2631ft of ascent) walk to Bampton Grange via Nan Bield Pass, Harter Fell and Swindale Common.

Evening Walk [10th April Sunniside & Watergate Park - Margaret Andison, Heather Forster, Martin Forster, Kath Gibson, Stephen Gibson, Christine Moran, Mark Nugent, Claire O’Sullivan, Anne Page, Graeme Page & Ian Storey enjoyed a six mile route circling the Watergate country park lake and then following a mini gorge and a delightful path through trees and farmland.

Sunday Walk [23rd April] Glacial Melt Waters & Carriers Way - Margaret Addison, Stephen Gibson, Martin Forster & Viv Forster met up at Harwood Shield farm for an enjoyable eight mile walk along a packhorse trail and a scar left by glacial melt water following the last ice age.

High Street from Hartsop [29th April] - Anne Beryl, Evelyn Brown, Jane Brough, Anne Marie Forster, Natalie Goodman, Ian Hammond, Philip Hesketh, Ailie Langston, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Dave Pyle, Kishor Raichura, Asima Riaz, Alan Ross, Ian Thomson & Neil Waite travelled on the minibus to Glenridding where, after meeting up with Andy McGinley, Josie McGinley, Ellen Morrison & Mike Morrison, most savoured an 11 mile (with 3375ft of ascent) walk to the summits of Grey Crag (2286'), Thornthwaite Crag (2569), High Street (2718'), Rampsgill Head (2581'), The Knott (2423'), Rest Dodd (2278') & Angletarn Pikes (1857') before returning to the beautiful hamlet of Glenridding.

Evening Walk [8th May @ 18:30] Blaydon Burn - Margaret Andison, Heather Forster, Martin Forster, Stephen Gibson, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Joanne Tonothy & Brian Wilson enjoyed a four mile walk through the treasure trove of industrial archaeology that is Blaydon Burn.

Mallorca Week [Saturday 13th May to Saturday 20th May] - Margaret Andison, Tony Austin, Lynn Ford, Ailie Langston, Carol Lonsdale, Ellen Morrison, Mike Morrison, Jean Walker, Steve Walker & Ronnie Willison spent a week in Can'Arquer, a unique, quality finished Fincaa villa situated in Soller with stunning 360 degree sky high Tramuntana mountain views.

Coniston from High Tilberthwaite [20th May] - Regretfully Graeme was unable to retrieve the minibus from the compound so Evelyn Brown & Dek Parmley kindly transported Anne Beryl, Cath Fatkin, Martin Hedley, John MacKay, Claire O'Sullivan, Alan Ross & Roger Smith to Rothbury for an enjoyable six mile walk over Simonside from Lordenshaw.

Ullapool Week [Saturday 27th May to Saturday 3rd June] - Margaret Andison, Lyn Boyle, Anne Marie Forster, Ian Goodman, Natalie Goodman, Ailie Langston, Malcolm McVey, Claire O'Sullivan, Kishor Raichura, Ian Storey, Ian Thompson, Joanne Tonothy & Neil Waite spent an enjoyable week in Ardmair House, a traditional Scottish Torridonian sandstone detached house located in the stunning loch and mountain location of Ullapool in Wester Ross.

Evening Walk [5th June] Chopwell Woods - Regretfully poor membership participation resulted in the cancellation of this proposed evening walk which was due to explore the depths of Chopwell Woods.

Sunday Walk [11th June] Windy Gyle - Margaret Andison, Martin Forster, Stephen Gibson, Andrea Henderson, Ailie Langston & Ian Storey met up for a seven mile walk to the summit of Windy Gyle where wet and windy weather conditions were encountered.

High Stile from Buttermere [17th June] - Anne Marie Forster, Philip Hesketh, Ken Johnson, Ailie Langston, Carol Lonsdale, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Dave Pyle, Kishor Raichura, Alan Ross, Ian Thomson & Martin Warriner travelled on the minibus to Buttermere where, after meeting up with Ellen & Mike Morrison, they savoured the sharp-edged glacial combes buttressed by the fine crags of Red Pike (2479ft), High Stile (2644ft) & High Crag (2433ft).

Great Langdale [8th July] - Lyn Boyle, Ian Goodman, Natalie Goodman, Claire O'Sullivan, Dek Parmley, Alan Ross & Ian Thomson travelled to The New Dungeon Ghyll hotel in Club transport, where after meeting up with Mike Morrison, they made the most of yet another sunny Lakeland day in order to follow the suggested [black] eight mile circular walk (with 3095ft of ascent) visiting the summits of Pike of Stickle (2323ft), Harrison Stickle (2403ft), High Raise (2500ft), Sergeant Man (2414ft) and Blea Rigg (1776ft).

Evening Walk [17th July] Prudhoe - Regretfully poor membership participation resulted in the cancellation of this proposed evening walk which was due to explore the Low Prudhoe Country Park.

Sunday Walk [23rd July] Hannah Hauxwell Hay Meadows - Regretfully poor membership participation resulted in the cancellation of this proposed Sunday walk.

Scandale Skyline from Ambleside [29th July] - Margaret Andison, Anne Beryl, Alan Bradbury, Jane Brough, Evelyn Brown, David Ellerington, Kate Ellerington, Anne Marie Forster, Ian Goodman, Natalie Goodman, Phil Harland, Ken Johnson, Carol Lonsdale, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Dek Parmley & Alan Ross travelled on the minibus to Ambleside where in changeable weather conditions the choice on offer was Loughrigg Fell or the 11 mile [red] Scandale Skyline (with 3670ft of ascent).

Sunday Walk [6th August] Ladywell - Holystone - Regretfully poor membership participation resulted in the cancellation of this proposed Sunday walk.

Evening Walk [14th August] Whitburn - Regretfully poor membership participation resulted in the cancellation of this proposed evening walk.

Sunday Walk [27th August] Darden Pike - Ian Goodman, Natalie Goodman, Claire O'Sullivan and Ian Storey enjoyed superb views of the northern Cheviot hills from the summit of Darden Pike followed by a very welcome lunch in Thropton.

Scafell Pike from Seathwaite [2nd September] - Margaret Andison, Evelyn Brown, David Ellerington, Anne Marie Forster, Ian Goodman, Natalie Goodman, Phil Harland, Martin Hedley, Peter Hudspith, Ailie Langston, Carol Lonsdale, Sead Masic, Hedley Oliver, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Dave Pyle, Kishor Raichura, Roger Smith, Ian Storey & Ian Thompson travelled to Seathwaite in Club transport where, after meeting up with Ellen & Mike Morrison, the party split up to savour either an eight mile 'lower level' walk to Keswick via the water and ice carved 'jaws of Borrowdale' or a ten mile 'Corridor Route' (involving 2810ft of ascent) to the summit of Scafell Pike which is England's highest mountain at 3209ft.

Evening Walk [11th September] Wylam - Regretfully poor membership participation resulted in the cancellation of this proposed evening walk.

Sunday Walk [17th September] Yeavering Bell - Anne Marie Forster, Kishor Raichura, Ian Thompson and Neil Waite enjoyed superb views from the summit of Yeavering Bell.

High Raise from Stonethwaite [30th September] - Margaret Andison, David Ellerington, Anne Marie Forster, Paul Gertig, Angela Hammond, Ailie Langston, Carol Lonsdale, Graeme Page, Dave Pyle, Alan Ross & Tracy Wood travelled on the minibus to the pretty hamlet of Stonethwaite, where the valley is dramatically split by the forbidding Eagle Crag. Whilst most opted for the suggested nine mile [black] circuit of the Greenup Gill and Stonethwaite valleys (with 2783ft of ascent), the 'lower levellers' opted for a game of human dominos by visiting the picturesque Dock and Watendlath Tarns.

Sunday Walk [8th October] Ingram - Lyn Boyle, David Ellerington, Anne Marie Forster, Paul Gertig, Pauline Gertig, Ian Goodman, Nat Goodman, Carol Lonsdale, Claire O'Sullivan & Ian Storey enjoyed a nine mile exploration of the beautiful Ingram valley.

Thrunton Woods [21st October] - In view of the severe weather warning in place for the Lake District, Alan Bradbury, David Ellerington, Anne Marie Forster, Ian Goodman, Natalie Goodman, Carol Lansdale, Andy Nixon, Claire O'Sullivan, Graeme Page, Dave Pyle, Kishor Raichura, Alan Ross,  Roger Smith & Ian Thomson travelled to the alternative Thrunton Woods venue in the minibus where they were rewarded by near perfect calm & sunny walking conditions.

Howgill Fells [11th November] - Margaret Andison, Anne Beryl, Jane Brough, Evelyn Brown, Jacqueline Dinning, David Ellerington, Anne Marie Forster, Natalie Goodman, Ailie Langston, Hedley Oliver, Claire O'Sullivan Dave Pyle, Kishor Raichura, Alan Ross & Ian Thomson travelled to Sedbergh where, after meeting up with Ellen & Mike Morrison, they opted either for the suggested ten mile [black] walk (with 2586ft of ascent) with visits to the summits of The Calf (676M), Bran Rigg Top (672M), Arant Haw (605M) & Winder (473M) or a 'lower level' five mile linear "Dales Way" [red] walk (with 526ft of ascent) to Dent. Thanks are due to Ellen & Mike for kindly providing food & mulled wine on conclusion of the event.

Sunday Walk [19th November] Swaledale - David Ellerington, Anne Marie Forster, Carol Lonsdale, Andy Nixon, Claire O'Sullivan, Ian Storey & Neil Waite enjoyed a scenic walk in the Swaledale valley from Reeth.

Whinlatter Fells (near Keswick) [9th December - Regretfully poor membership participation resulted in the cancellation of this proposed minibus supported event.

Sunday Walk [3rd December] Rosebery Topping, Captain Cook's Monument & Royal Oak - Ian Goodman, Natalie Goodman, Angela Hammond, Ian Hammond, Andy Nixon, Claire O'Sullivan, Ian Storey & Joanne Tonothy savoured a four mile (with 1148ft of ascent) woodland and moorland walk along the escarpment of the Cleveland Hills followed by Christmas lunch in the Royal Oak, Great Ayton.