Category Archives: farm

Straying into Cumbria 17th September 2017

For logistical reasons most of our walks are based in County Durham or Northumberland; most of us live there and our walks are relatively easy to get to. A long drive home is often more tiring than the drive to … Continue reading

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Looping along the river Coquet September 3rd 2017

It’s quite daunting leading your first walk even with a group of friends you have known for years. What if you get lost? What if the footpaths are blocked? What if it rains? What if someone falls and breaks their … Continue reading

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Industrial heritage in Hexhamshire June 25th 2017

There are some stunning little walks laced throughout the Hexhamshire countryside and this one proved to be a gem. Starting out in the little village of Whitley Chapel it wound its way through quiet countryside that once was a hive … Continue reading

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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 from Bolam Lake to Shaftoe Craggs on the 5th March 2017

  I can’t believe I missed out on posting the blog for this walk at the time. Probably something to do with moving house a week later I suspect but unforgivable nonetheless. Like the previous walk from Ponteland, this area … Continue reading

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A walk around Ponteland; 26th February 2017

Believe it or not we’ve never walked in this part of Northumberland before today. A good day to break our Ponteland duck then. It was a bright and breezy day at 11:00 when we started out with the threat of … Continue reading

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Walking thoughts; a reconnoitre

  Yesterday we did a reconnoitre for a walk we’re leading in April. Three points spring to mind. First point. Using the word reconnoitre makes me feel a little quasi-military and I feel I should probably have been making notes … Continue reading

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