Category Archives: durham

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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Holwick, Middleton-in-Teesdale June 26th 2016

With the best will in the world it’s hard to plan walks so that they don’t clash with local events such as bike rides, fun runs and summer fetes. When your walk starts at a teeny tiny village, like Holwick, … Continue reading

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Dipton 24th January

Perhaps we should have had the theme of this programme as ‘Muddy’ rather than ‘Borders & Barriers’ as this was another ankle deep squelch-fest that tested the waterproof nature of plenty of boots. We had done this walk in ankle … Continue reading

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Stanley 6th December 2015

Originally this walk was to take place in Gilsland but we decided that was away too far to drive on a short Winter’s day. We changed it to Stanley. Anyway it was the 21st birthday of one of our group … Continue reading

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Causey Arch November 22nd 2015

The day started out unpromisingly; cold drizzle turned to heavy rain as we pulled away from home heading for Causey Arch. In fact it was so heavy we turned back to collect wellies and bigger coats! However, once we reached … Continue reading

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Durham City 20th September 2015

Let’s get one thing straight here, the purpose of this walk was to have tea and cake at Vennel’s tea shop; easily one of the finest in this city. That said, Durham is  great venue for walks as it has … Continue reading

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