Category Archives: 5 miles

Up on the Moors June 9th 2019

This fantastic walk took us way down south to the North Yorkshire moors – a rare outing south of the Tees for us. It meant a bit of a drive from Northumberland, but as we have members of our group … 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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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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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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Sunday 7th October Finchale Abbey walk

This was yet another lovely walk and the first one this year with a decidedly Autumnal feel to it. We started in a skinny little parking lane by the side of what seemed to be a Formula 1 practice track! … Continue reading

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