Walk 14: Wild Flower Photography Walk (Special Interest Walk)
Distance: Approx 4 miles
Ascent/Descent: Approx 280 feet
Grade: 1, Easy
Please allow a full day for this walk.
This walk is accessible by bus from Hexham.
From the pretty little village of Wark we will take a leisurely walk along the banks of the River North Tyne, and through the woods, enjoying the spring flowers. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos along the route.
If water levels permit, and it is safe to do so, we will visit Gold Island, which stands in the River North Tyne. With any luck, the beautiful bluebells which grow there will be out!
Our return route offers excellent views across the North Tyne Valley.
The walk will be led by Kevin Hilton, who is an accomplished photographer. The group will also be encouraged to share their own knowledge and photographic techniques so be sure to bring your camera or mobile phone with you to capture what you see. A close-up lens may be helpful but no tripods, please.
Meet: 10:20 for 10:30 start at the Town Hall, Main Street, Wark Village (Post code: NE48 3LG)
Bring: Packed lunch, spare clothes for standing and listening, camera/mobile phone, lenses and suitable footwear for crossing low water to Gold Island.
Meeting Point - Wark
Town Hall, Main Street, Wark Village, NE48 3LG
By car: Wark is situated on the B6320. Please park considerately in Wark village, by the village green. Walk Team members will be on hand to facilitate parking.
By bus: Number 680 (www.gonortheast.co.uk)