Northumberland’s Tyne Valley : Ovingham/Whittle Dene/Ovington Grade: Leisurely
A series of short day walks in the beautiful Tyne Valley between Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 May. These walks will all include a stretch walking alongside the River Tyne as well as scenic trails through farmland, woodland and quiet country lanes.
The walks will be held on four consecutive days which would suit anyone wanting to come and stay in the Tyne Valley for a few days, as well as those living in the North East or Cumbria.
Each of the walks is graded as leisurely and will be 3 ½ – 4 ½ miles long. We’ll be going at an easy pace, stopping to look at the views, plants and wildlife, take photos etc and we will have a break. Bring a packed lunch which we can eat during the walk or at the end. On most of the walks there will be cafes available at the end of the walk
We’ll cross over Ovingham Bridge and into the village of Ovingham – famed for its annual Goose Fair. We’ll then make our way over fields and through pretty Whittle Dene, owned by the Woodland Trust. Crossing the burn, we’ll head uphill and leave the woods, passing over farmland, to the small village of Ovington. We’ll have some lovely views over the valley before dropping down to join the riverside path back into Ovingham.
Grade: Leisurely. The walk is 4.5 miles and is taken at a very leisurely pace in order to enjoy the surroundings to the full. There are a number of stiles on the walk. A steady ascent on the way to Ovington with one short steep stretch with steps.
Guide: Pam Satterthwaite lives in the Tyne Valley and has been guiding walks for many years. She has a passion for the countryside and her local area.