BARNARD Castle Ramblers are hosting a ten-mile hike on Saturday.

Walkers will depart the Bail Hill Road picnic site, in Mickleton, at 10am.

The route, which goes through Grassholme, Hunderthwaite, Romaldkirk and Eggleston, is described as moderate.

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Participants from Barnard Castle should meet at the health centre, in the town, at 9.15am, for a car share.

For information, call 01833-908089 or email

FILM SCREENINGS: Two films are being screened in Mickleton village hall, on Friday.

Iron Man 3 (cert 12A) starts at 6pm, followed by The Butler (cert 12), at 8.30pm.

Entry is £2.50 for adults and £2 for children.

THEATRE GROUP: The Castle Players are performing The Hound of the Baskervilles in Newsham village hall, on Friday, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 if booked in advance or £6 at the door. Call Rose Davies 01833-621300.