Riding the Carriers Ways

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel our Carriers Day & picnic next Sunday 13th July, but if you fancy exploring some of the routes the carriers took over the moors, you can still book a trek with Sinderhope trekking centre in the Allen Valleys. Two hour treks are £34 and you can make a booking on 01434 685266. http://www.sinderhopeponytrekking.co.uk/

Another way to ride the routes are by joining the Dukesfield Carriers Ride, part of the Hexhamshire Trophy Ride on August 2nd. See here for details: http://ow.ly/xUW5B

The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467