Monthly Archives: November 2015

Causey Arch November 22nd 2015

The day started out unpromisingly; cold drizzle turned to heavy rain as we pulled away from home heading for Causey Arch. In fact it was so heavy we turned back to collect wellies and bigger coats! However, once we reached … Continue reading

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Felton 15th November 2015

Here we are half way through November with barely a frost in sight. This walk in Felton, Northumberland was blessed again with unseasonably warm weather. I have seen the sign for Felton on many occasions when heading north to Alnwick … Continue reading

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Congburn 1st November 2015

This walk started out at a garden centre near Edmondsley and traversed several miles of County Durham countryside, all of it new to me. Although we were just into November, the weather was warm and sultry; no need for heavy … Continue reading

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Barrowburn 18th October 2015

It’s quite a drive up to Barrowburn, certainly it was from Sunderland – it took us a good two hours to get there. Amazingly, despite the distance we had a very good turnout for this walk. The early part of … Continue reading

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Durham City 20th September 2015

Let’s get one thing straight here, the purpose of this walk was to have tea and cake at Vennel’s tea shop; easily one of the finest in this city. That said, Durham is ¬†great venue for walks as it has … Continue reading

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East Rainton 6th September

It’s not all rolling countryside and windsept rural landscapes with the Northumbria Family Walking Group, we often undertake urban walks that skim the perimeters of towns taking in the nearby delights of open spaces. So it is with this walk; … Continue reading

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Newbrough 30th August

There are probably few villages in the Tyne valley that don’t have some redeeming features and Newbrough has many to its credit. A lovely pub, super church and churchyard (with picturesque pond) and more than its share of handsome dwellings. … Continue reading

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