Gateshead Civic Walking Club organise fellwalks in the mountains of the Lake District, Howgill Fells, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales, Cheviot Hills, Pennines and the Highlands of Scotland.
There are Saturday, Sunday and local evening walsk each month; three or four weekend trips are arranged each year; and we have an annual week trip. When selecting the locations of walks, the Committee have tried to cater for the varying standards and capabilities of our 60 members; however, the nature of the terrain is such that we have to assume that they have a reasonable level of fitness.
For Saturday walks, we meet in the car park of Gateshead Civic Centre for an 8.00am departure to various destinations in the north of England. A Gateshead Council self-drive minibus is usually provided. Both high and lower level routes are usually suggested; new or inexperienced members are requested to carefully consider which route they will best be able to safely complete in view of the terrain, fell and weather conditions and the hours of daylight - if in any doubt, please choose the lower level walk.
We usually break our homeward journey for about an hour with a stop for refreshments. Over the Summer months we usually arrive back at Gateshead Civic Centre at around 21.30; in Winter we arrive back earlier as walks are obviously more restricted by the hours of daylight.