Category Archives: farm

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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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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Acomb 13th March 2016

Such a huge contrast to the last walk! After the snow and wide open moorland of the Border Rides, a walk through the verdant spring green of the Tyne Valley. We started from the pretty village of Acomb, just off … Continue reading

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