Author Archives: Family Walking Group

The depths of Northumbria May 12th Hepple Bridge

If our last walk took us to the hidden corners of Weardale, this walk took us to equivalent territory in Northumberland. We are seasoned walkers within the beautiful Tyne valley and coast but only occasionally venture to the northern reaches … Continue reading

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Weardale Walking 28th April 2019

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Weardale is glorious walking country. It’s relatively unknown outside of the North East and consequently relatively untrodden. That’s a good thing but also something that limits its prosperity. The villages are … Continue reading

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Urban Walk in Jesmond Dene April 14th 2019

If you don’t know Jesmond Dene in Newcastle then for me to call this an urban walk is a bit misleading. The Dene is beloved of Newcastle folk as an oasis of calm, green tranquillity in the heart of their … Continue reading

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A walking weekend in Berwick 5th – 7th April 2019

It’s been a couple of years (or more) since we had a group weekend away. School exams for kids, YHA ‘issues’ and other stuff has seemed to get in the way but this year we managed it. I’ve been through … Continue reading

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My favourite Allen valley walk 17th March 2019

One of the perks of being a Walks Coordinator is that you can schedule your favourite walk on your birthday! Hence, this walk in the lovely valley of the river East Allen. We do this walk regularly and it never … Continue reading

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Craghead; where Hollywood meets County Durham: 3rd March 2019

That intriguing title has worked as clickbait hasn’t it? This walk, around the Stanley area of County Durham, passed by a local character who went on to become a big cheese in Hollywood so read on for more! We started … Continue reading

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A Stamfordham Ramble 17th February 2019

I can honestly say that I have never walked around the village of Stamfordham. Indeed, I have never been to Stamfordham before we did this walk despite it being a few miles from our house. It’s a surprisingly big village … Continue reading

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