Monthly Archives: September 2016

Haltwhistle, August 21st 2016

This was the first walk of our new 6-month programme, taking us up to the end of the year. The theme is Landmarks. The landmark for this walk was Hadrian’s Wall. Heard of it? Good. We did this walk earlier … Continue reading

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Holwick, Middleton-in-Teesdale June 26th 2016

With the best will in the world it’s hard to plan walks so that they don’t clash with local events such as bike rides, fun runs and summer fetes. When your walk starts at a teeny tiny village, like Holwick, … Continue reading

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Gilsland June 12th 2016

From the Tyne & Wear conurbation it’s a fair old drive to Gilsland. It’s past Haltwhistle which is the middle of England so that tells you just how far it is. We arrived at the start point – a handy … Continue reading

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Romaldkirk May 29th 2016

OK. Cards on the table. This is a stonking good walk from Romaldkirk. Admittedly, as well as the lovely route all the ingredients came together on a beautiful green May day in the north of England with our daughter back … Continue reading

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Reeth May 1st 2016

I like #Reeth. Perhaps a little more than #Haltwhistle. If they could keep all the bloody cars off the village green I would like it a whole lot more. They spoil the intrinsic English village prettiness of the place. Of … Continue reading

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Haltwhistle 24th April 2016

I like #Haltwhistle, there’s an air of cultured defiance about the place as it tries to maintain its viability when most people want the bright lights of Newcastle or Carlisle(!). There’s still a decent range of shops and businesses in … Continue reading

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