Category Archives: Tyne and Wear/Northumbria

News relating to the Tyne and Wear/Northumbria section.

Section News

Meetings

Please check with me to ensure meetings are going ahead (but prior to the day of the meeting) by email or phone.

  • Tuesday 29th September :- Hemel Cafe Allanheads Northumberland
  • Wed 27th October :- Bradley Burn farm shop on A689 between Woolsington and the junction with the A68 in Co. Durham
  • Wed 24th November :- Beamish Mary no place Co. Durham pub opens 12 noon, AGM starts at 1pm
  • Wed 8th December :- High House Farm, Matfin, Northumberland, 12 noon. Optional Christmas lunch

Events Diary

  • 8-10th October :- Clennell Hall Hotel not Riverside Holiday Park which is next to it. Camping fees £10 pppn I will be collecting the fees and arriving about 11am on Friday The hotel is next to Alwinton which is about 10 miles north west of Rothbury in Northumberland.From Rothbury take B6341 through Thropton and turn off near Wharton and through Harbottle, then just before Alwinton after a bridge take turning on right and follow road to hotel and Riverside Holiday Park. No need to book, pay when you arrive. Please could you let me know if you are coming! The site is on the edge of Northumberland National Park and the Otterburn military ranges.

Section News

I have a list of my proposed section meetings for the next few months please note they are on the last Wednesday of the month. Please note if you are interested in attending any of these please contact me about 2-3 days before to check to see if they are going ahead.

I have changed my land line number a few months ago so the new one is 01912364673.

I have also booked up for our two normal camping weekends at Dent for the second weekend of the month. If you are intending to go please phone the site up to book and pay on arrival. The telephone number is 01539625239.

The weekend at Demesne farm Bellingham is now the last weekend in September 24-26th if you are planning to go to this one please book on line and pay a deposit of 50% on line with bacs or a cheque and the balance a week before the camping weekend.

SECTION MEETINGS
Wed 30th June High House Farm brewery Matfin Northumberland
We’d 28th July Bradley burn farm shop and cafe on A689 about 1 mile west of A68 near crook Co Durham
Wed 25th August lavender tea room at Etal north of Wooler signposted from A697 near Crookham.

Thank you

Tony Searle

Covid19 Update

I have recently found out Demesne farm camp site at Bellingham has just opened for camping but any bookings must be competed on line and paid in full and no day visitors are allowed. The site has introduced new rules which are part of the booking in procedure. Highlanning farm at Dent has been open all the time since we were at the site in March but I have not be able to speak to them and have had no reply to my email from early July. I Don,t know if anybody turned up in July for our camp. When we start to have our section meetings again I am hoping to keep to our list from the beginning of the year but this could be subject to change so please contact me for up to date information. if you are planning to attend.

Tony Searle

Section Meetings 2020

SATURDAY MEETINGS 2020
Held on second Saturday of the month.
Normally start at 11 am in cafes and 12noon for meetings at pubs

JAN 11TH GEM CAFÉ COXHOE CO.DURHAM
FEB 8TH THE AVIATOR BISTRO FISHBURN AERODROME
APRIL 11TH CHAIN BRIDGE HONEY FARM HORNCLIFFE NEAR BERWICK
MAY 9TH BRADLEY BURN FARM SHOP NEAR CROOK CO.DURHAM
JUNE 13TH BOWES RAILWAY MUSEUM NEAR WASHINGTON TYNE AND WEAR
AUGUST 8TH LAVENDER TEA ROOM ETAL NORTHUMBERLAND
SEPT 12TH HEMMEL CAFÉ ALLENHEADS NORTHUMBERLAND
OCT 9/10TH DEMESNE FARM CAMPSITE BELLINGHAM NORTHUMBERLAND
NOV 14TH BEAMISH MARY PUB NO PLACE CO.DURHAM
DEC 12TH HIGH HOUSE FARM MATFIN NORTHUMBERLAND
(WITH OPTIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT 12NOON )

WEEKDAY MEETING
LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
( meetings at café start from about 11 and pubs at 12 noon )

APRIL 29TH CAMIEN CAFÉ ROCHESTER NORTHUMBERLAND
MAY 27TH OLIVE TREE CAFÉ NEWCASTLETON
JUNE 24th SHILDON RAILWAY MUSEUM CO .DURHAM
JULY 29TH PARKHEAD CAFÉ NEAR CRAWLEYSIDE AND STANHOPE
AUGUST 26TH FISHING BOAT IN BOULMER NORTHUMBERLAND
SEPTEMBER 30TH WOOLER MILK BAR NORTHUMBERLAND

Section meeting details 2019

July 12th – 14th High Lane Farm camping weekend. I’m hoping to arrive on the Thursday.

August 10th lavender tea room Etal Northumberland

Sept 14th Hemmel cafe allenheads Northumberland

October 11th – 13th Demesne Farm camping weekend, Bellingham, Northumberland. I’m hoping to arrive on the Thursday.

9th November Beamish Mary no place

14th Dec High house farm brewery optional Christmas lunch served at 12 noon

Please note all meetings second Saturday of the month

Mid week meetings :-

Wednesday 7th August, National Railway Museum, Shildon, near Newton Aycliffe in Durham

Thursday 5th September, The Bowes Railway Museum, Spring Well Road near Washington

2018 Section Meetings

Section meeting details

January 13th – Gem cafe Coxhoe co Durham
February 10th – cross keys pub Bishop middle ham co.Durham near sedge field
March – camping at Dent
April 14th – Bradley burn farm shop near woolsingham .co.Durham tel 01388527285
(Farm shop also has website and camp site)
May 12th – Hemmel cafe Allenheads Northumberland
June 9th – Olive tree cafe Newcastleton
July – camping at Dent
August 11th – Lavender tea room Etal Northumberland
September 8th – vallum tea room wall houses on military road B6318 between whittle dene
reservoir and Matfen. Turn off is on left while travelling west
October – Demesne farm camping at Bellingham Northumberland
November 10th – Beamish Mary no place co.Durham including section AGM

Please note all meetings second Saturday of the month meetings in pubs normally start at 12 noon when the pub opens and meetings in cafe normally start from about 11.30

2017 Meetings

All meetings 2nd Saturday of the month between 12 noon and 2pm

January 14 th January Gem cafe Coxhoe Co. Durham

February 11th Cross keys pub Bishop middle ham Co. Durham

April. 8th Rocky Road Cafe Bellingham Northumberland

May13th Hemmel cafe Allen heads Nothumberland

June 10th Olive tree cafe Newcastleton

August 12th lavender Tea room Etal Northumberland

October 14th High house farm brewery Matfin Northumberland

November 11th Beamish Mary No place Co. Durham near Beamish museum
Including section meeting AGM

2016 Meetings

Sat 9th January     Gem Café, Coxhoe, Co Durham

Sat 13th Feb         Cross Keys Pub, Bishop Middleham

March                     No meeting, Camp at High Laning Farm, Dent

Sat 9th April          Bishop Middleham Airfield Café

Sat 14th May         Manor House Farm Biker’s Café, near Richmond, N. Yorks

Sat 11th June         Olive Tree Café, Newcastleton

July                          No meeting, camp at High Laning Farm, Dent

Sat 13th Aug          Lavender Tearoom, Etal

Sat 10th Sep           High House Farm Brewery, near Matfen

October                 Camping at Demesne Farm, Bellingham

Sat 12th Nov          Beamish Mary, No Place