Northumberland’s Tyne Valley: Stocksfield and Eltringham 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
Stocksfield, Eltringham and Merryshields
Starting off along a country lane we’ll head east over farmland and a lovely woodland area to Eltringham. Here we’ll cross the railway line and head back along the River Tyne. We will watch out for any interesting birds, and, if we’re really lucky, we may spot a kingfisher on the banks of the Tyne. When we arrive at Merryshields, we will explore the lake which is host to a variety of birds.
Grade: Leisurely. The walk is 4 miles with few gradients 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.
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.