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Here we will post updates, reminders & other bits of news.

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Paul Skipper

Latest News Posted on Sun, February 01, 2015 14:07:32

Some of you will know Bill, Karen & Paul Skipper. Well Paul has just recently finished his 6 year challenge to walk all of the Wainwright Fell (all 214 of them).
A big achievement for Paul especially as he completed them by the age of 13.

To read the full write up in The Shields Gazette, paste the following in to your browser.

Thanks to Deborah Hope for supplying the link.


Reminders Posted on Sat, January 10, 2015 07:53:50

Hi, Just a reminder there are still seats available on the coach to Richmont tomorrow and there’s plentry of space for your CAMERAs so no excuse not to take them & send me photos for the calendar competition, website and the newsletters.

1st 2015 Walk

Walks Posted on Sun, December 28, 2014 00:40:06

The first walk of 2015 is Richmond. Coach leaves St. Michael and All Angels Church, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4DN 08:30 prompt.

If you haven’t got a seat booked & would like to go contact John Conder on 0191 385 6551.

Hope you all had a good Christmas. New Year’s day is not far off, make it a good day followed by a good year.

Hope to see you all soon.


Reminders Posted on Sat, December 20, 2014 19:38:32

We have a few calendars left, if anyone wants one let me know & we can deliver (within a reasonable distance) or post. Use the CONTACT US page on our website to send a message.


Reminders Posted on Mon, December 15, 2014 20:14:02

Remember to sign up for our newsletter, you don’t need to be a H&DR member to subscribe or contribute articles to it.

So if you have anything you feel may be of interest then please email me at and attach a photo or two.

Site Update

Latest News Posted on Fri, November 28, 2014 09:31:18

Checkout our web site for the latest changes, 2015 walk program, photo competition and last but by no means least news of our 40th birthday.


Latest News Posted on Thu, November 27, 2014 12:05:37

The calendars have arrived and are now for sale, They cost £6.00 and can be posted out if required. P&P will be combined on multiple orders & will be at cost.

Calendars are limited so order early and they can be collected on the Chop Gate or Xmas lunch Walk from John Conder or order by email for postal delivery.

This is the front, to see the photos inside you have to buy. lol

Photos by members & the 2015 walks are shown on the calendar section on the relevant dates. Each section is 280 mm wide by 210 mm high (roughly A4).

Chop Gate

Reminders Posted on Thu, November 20, 2014 18:03:25

Just to remind you the next walk on Sunday 30th November is in the Chop Gate Area. Meet at the venue for a 10:30 start.

Walk leader is John Routledge and the meeting point is NY 558 993. Contact John on 0191 528 6966 if you require more details.


Reminders Posted on Mon, November 10, 2014 15:45:25

Coach walk in SWALEDALE.
Coach leaves Houghton Church at 8-30am Sunday 16th November 2014.
A long walk approx 8 miles, and a shorter walk for those who want to do that. The short will be lead by John Conder.
The main walk will be lead by Tom Wilkinson


Houghton & District Ramblers AGM

Reminders Posted on Mon, November 10, 2014 15:22:00

Just a reminder that the AGM is to be held in the British Leigion, Fencehouse’s, at 7pm on FRIDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2014.
It is a FAITH SUPPER so come along and enjoy the night

Gordon smiley


Photos Posted on Tue, October 28, 2014 20:22:06

Hi, Message to member of H&DR. I need some good photos ASAP. If you can send me some contact me via the contacts page at Contact Us

Stanhope Walk

Reminders Posted on Mon, October 27, 2014 21:27:02

Hi Ramblers,
Just a reminder that the next walk is Stanhope. We meet in the layby West of Stanhope on the B 6278 road. The walk starts 10-30 am and is a 8 mile medium walk.

Leader Gordon Lindsley.

Sad New

Latest News Posted on Fri, October 17, 2014 20:04:38

It is with great sadness, Houghton and District Ramblers (formerly Bursgreen Ramblers) announce the death of Jennie Howey.

Jennie was one of the founder member or Bursgreen Ramblers and will be missed by many of the members.

Jennie’s obituary can be found by clicking Obituary

Her family have asked if we would share this sad new to our members & followers.


Howey Kirkpatrick Fleming

(formerly Washington, born in South Shields) Peacefully on Sunday 12th October 2014 at home, Jennie (nee Waugh) aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late John Powles and dearly loved wife of the late Don Howey, much loved mother to Susan and the late Duncan, also Susan’s ex partner Tom, grandmother of Danielle, Liam and the late Deborah, also their partners Andrew and Charlotte, great grandmother of Sophie Jane. Greatly missed and loved by all. Funeral service in All Saints Church, Gretna at 11.45am Monday 20th October followed by interment at Carlisle Crematorium at 1.00pm. All friends respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired to Cancer Research.

Coach Walk

Reminders Posted on Thu, October 16, 2014 15:24:50

Hi All,
Just a reminder that the coach walk to SCOTS GAP is this Sunday 19th Oct 2014.
We meet at the Houghton-Le-Spring Church at 8-30am prompt.

Leader John Routledge smiley


Latest News Posted on Tue, October 14, 2014 00:13:23

I just want to thank Hilda Conlan for organising a 5 day holiday for the Houghton & District Ramblers, Sunderland R A, and Chester-le-Street ramblers, we had a great time.
A nice friendly group of 40 people that we were pleased to be with.

Gordon & Freda.

Chance Meeting

Latest News Posted on Wed, October 08, 2014 08:08:57

I was on holiday with my wife in Ross on Wye and walking along the bank of the river I came across Pat, Bill, Doreen & Ernie.

No they weren’t out on a ramble & got lost , they were on a short break in Gloucester & had gone to Ross for the day.

Strange how thing like that happen be pure chance.

Sunday Lunch

Latest News Posted on Sun, October 05, 2014 17:09:49

I’ve just got back from the Italian Farmhouse lunch.

Due to my shift… I wasn’t able to go on the short walk but, thanks to Gordon Lindsley I joined them for what was a good afternoon with good food.

I would like to a BIG THANK YOU to Gordon Lindsley on behalf of H&DR and myself for the work he put in to organise the walk & the lunch. It was good to see some of the old faces & some new faces, it’s been a while since I was able to get out walking with them.

Jubilee Hall

Reminders Posted on Sun, September 28, 2014 11:48:46

Remember, you only have a few days left before the Jubilee Walk.

It’s a short walk followed by Sunday Lunch in the Italian Farmhouse. You need to contact Gordon Lindsley on 0191 5202152 to book a meal if you haven’t done so already.

Stanhope Write up.

Latest News Posted on Sat, August 30, 2014 13:15:24

Additional info & photos added to the write up of the Stanhope Walk. Please have a look.

If anyone has photos, write ups, information to share or general suggestions of what they would like to see on the web site just let me know.

Web Site

Latest News Posted on Mon, August 25, 2014 19:23:26

Hi, after a lot of work I’ve rebuilt the web site editor so I can now start to update again.

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