Tynedale: King’s footpath needs you
Published at 07:37, Wednesday, 09 October 2013
A CALL to arms has been issued to all true Northumbrians on behalf of warrior king St Oswald.
For volunteers are needed to help maintain the long distance footpath which bears the ancient king’s name.
St Oswald’s Way runs for almost 100 miles from Holy Island to Heavenfield near Wall village.
The St Oswald’s Way Steering Group looks after the popular walking route and is trying to recruit volunteer rangers to ‘adopt’ sections.
Volunteers will inspect sections of the route and carry out minor improvements, such as cutting back overgrowth and way marking.
The group’s route manager, Martin Paminter, said: “The work will be vital in keeping St Oswald’s Way in good condition, as we don’t have the resources to keep an eye on the path at present.”
The volunteers will need to inspect their sections at least twice a year, and training and expenses will be provided.
Volunteers are in short supply on the Tynedale section of the path, which runs from Kirkwhelpington to Heavenfield.
People interested should email Martin on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.