Walks, talks, good food at Dufton Rocky Weekend
A new event this year organised by the North Pennines AONB Partnership offers a whole weekend of guided walks and a talk on the geology of the Dufton area.
The Dufton Rocky Weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October will explore some of the most dramatic scenery in the North Pennines and tell the story of a past that goes back nearly 500 million years.
“This is a fabulous opportunity for people to discover the story behind the stunning landscape in this part of the North Pennines,” says Shane Harris, Tourism and Communications Manager for the AONB Partnership.
On Saturday, a 10-mile circular route led by North Pennines AONB geologist Elizabeth Pickett will take walkers on a fairly hard hill walk up Great Rundale and down past High Cup Gill.
On Saturday evening participants will enjoy a meal at High Cup Winery followed by a presentation on volcanoes by Dr Kathryn Goodenough of the British Geological Survey. On Sunday, freelance countryside ranger David Nightingale will take the group on a circular walk of around four to six miles of easy to moderate walking.
Places on the two days cost £45 per person which covers two guided walks and an evening meal and talk on Saturday evening. The price does not include any accommodation, breakfasts or lunches. All profits from the event will support the work of the Friends of the North Pennines (registered charity number 1137467)
Booking your place
Booking is essential and the event can be booked and paid for online by clicking on Events in the sidebar or by contacting the AONB Partnership office on 01388 528801. For more information please contact Elizabeth Pickett at the AONB Staff Unit on 01388 528801 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- People who don’t have time for a whole ‘Rocky Weekend’ but are interested local geology can head along to High Cup Winery between 2pm and 5pm on Sunday 7 October where local geologist John Rodgers will be on hand to identify any puzzling Cumbrian rocks, minerals or fossils visitors may have.
Released: 18 September 2012