Category Archives: durham

Catching up with the Family Ramblers

A few walking blogs to catch up with – such tardiness on my behalf! Here are our recent summery Family Rambles starting with  …  .     . A walk around Annfield Plain April 30th   Although this walk took place in … Continue reading

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A walk in Consett; 5th February

Hmmm, I can see you’re thinking ‘A walk in Consett? In February? Good luck with that!’ Well, I can tell you that it was astonishingly rural, full of unexpected views and took in a quiet corner of the North East … Continue reading

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A walk around Penshaw Monument; 11th December

This had to be the shortest drive to a walk we’d ever had. It took all of twelve minutes to drive to the Start Point at Herrington Country Park. Once or twice we’ve driven over an hour and a half … Continue reading

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A walk in Durham city

13th November 2016 As a group we have walked around the wooded environs of Durham many, many times. It never fails to deliver a perfect mixture of urban and country walking and it is well worth researching one of the … Continue reading

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Edmundbyers 2nd October 2016

Through sheer luck or just bad organisation (more likely) we ended up walking in an area very close to our last walk two weeks ago. That’s no bad thing when the landscape is so stunning as the Durham moors is … Continue reading

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Baybridge\Stanhope 18th September 2016

With late summer at its height we drove deep into the border lands between Northumberland, Weardale and County Durham for this walk. The sun was out. The Family Ramblers were out. The Start Point was a simple parking space\lay-by in … Continue reading

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Pontop Pike, September 4th 2016

If you’re talking landmarks and you’re talking County #Durham into the bargain, things don’t come more iconic than Pontop Pike aerial mast. It can be seen for miles around and at some point in the olden days you will have … Continue reading

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