Category Archives: farm

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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A linear walk from Corbridge

15th January 2017 Due to all sorts of complicated group logistics this was our first walk of our new 2017 programme. We have walked this route a couple of times before over the last few years, most memorably when I … 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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