Author Archives: Family Walking Group

Straying into Cumbria 17th September 2017

For logistical reasons most of our walks are based in County Durham or Northumberland; most of us live there and our walks are relatively easy to get to. A long drive home is often more tiring than the drive to … Continue reading

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Looping along the river Coquet September 3rd 2017

It’s quite daunting leading your first walk even with a group of friends you have known for years. What if you get lost? What if the footpaths are blocked? What if it rains? What if someone falls and breaks their … Continue reading

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Sunset Stroll at Stocksfield August 25th

One of our regular walk leaders, Kevin Hilton, suggested a short walk for this programme – only 2 ½ miles he said. How about we do this one evening? I suggested. Good idea. So here we were, parked up at … Continue reading

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Walking around Featherstone 20th August 2017

It’s a lovely couple of miles’ drive to the start point of this walk once you have exited the A69, just past Haltwhistle. Fantastic undulating, winding country roads that pass through verdant pasture full of contented looking sheep. The grassy … Continue reading

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A walk around Kielder – August 6th 2017

Somewhat optimistically this post is entitled a walk around Kielder. We didn’t manage an entire circumference of the reservoir as that’s rather a long walk. About 27 miles apparently. Nonetheless, we went around some of it. About 20%. The original … Continue reading

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Rambling around Redesmouth July 30th 2017

When I looked at this walk on the schedule I thought Redesmouth sounded like it should be up near Berwick or Jedburgh. Scotland-ish. Thankfully it wasn’t as that would have been a bit of a drive. Redesmouth is a tiny … Continue reading

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Industrial heritage in Hexhamshire June 25th 2017

There are some stunning little walks laced throughout the Hexhamshire countryside and this one proved to be a gem. Starting out in the little village of Whitley Chapel it wound its way through quiet countryside that once was a hive … Continue reading

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