Bolam Lake and Shaftoe Crags – Aug 2020


Date: 15th August 2020
Time: 10:00
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Easy with some hills

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Bolam Lake and Shaftoe Crags

This walk follows a route that takes in the areas of Bolam Lake and Shaftoe Crags.  It starts in the charming Bolam Lake Country Park.  We walk past the lake and then head out of the park towards the South West.  Shaftoe Crags will be visible right up until we reach them.

Shaftoe Crags offers spectacular views of the Tyne valley and the surrounding countryside.  The rocks at Shaftoe Crags show some interesting rock art, alongside more modern grafitti that has been carved in to the rock for decades.  We will stop for lunch here, so bring a picnic.

We will continue on round to the North East, past Salters Nick, returning to Bolam Lake Country Park via a different route.


Bolam Lake Country Park

This park has lakeside, woodland and grass areas.  It also has a small cafe.  Parking is pay and display.

Shaftoe Crags

Shaftoe Crags is a small area of open access land near to Bolam.  There are several interesting rock features here.  The Punch Bowl rock and Piper’s Chair are two of these features.

Gallery – Bolam and Shaftoe Crags

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This shows the start location for this walk.
Nearest postcode: NE20 0HE
OS Grid Reference: NZ 08300 82034
Car parking: The car park at Bolam Lake Country Park.
Toilets: Nearest toilets are in the Boathouse Wood Car Park adjacent to the visitor centre.