Author Archives: Family Walking Group

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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Newcastle Historic Walk 3rd February 2019

One of our occasional urban walks. With a programme theme of Local Heroes, a saunter around the centre of Newcastle offered us the chance to explore the historical figures that loom large in the list of Newcastle inhabitants. We started … Continue reading

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Wylam Wanderings 13th January 2019

The first walk of our new 2019 ‘Local Heroes’ Programme was based in and around the village of Wylam in the Tyne Valley. There are rich pickings for local heroes in this corner of Northumberland, you can barely walk a … Continue reading

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A Christmas walk at Corbridge 16th December

With many of our children at University or already graduated and out in the big wide world, this is the walk when we are guaranteed to see them all together. For the last few years we have started from Corbridge … Continue reading

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Tommy Armstrong Walk, Tanfield 9th December

  Low, bright winter sun made the journey to today’s start point somewhat dangerous. We could barely see the road, oncoming traffic or indeed road signs such was the glaring and blinding light from the sun as we drove east … Continue reading

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A walk around Beamish Woods 25th November

This lovely short walk started out near to the excellent Beamish Museum. There’s a car park just off the A693 on the road to the museum that has a few footpaths leading off it into the woods. We started off … Continue reading

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