Category Archives: northumberland

Walking around Featherstone 20th August 2017

It’s a lovely couple of miles’ drive to the start point of this walk once you have exited the A69, just past Haltwhistle. Fantastic undulating, winding country roads that pass through verdant pasture full of contented looking sheep. The grassy … Continue reading

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A walk around Kielder – August 6th 2017

Somewhat optimistically this post is entitled a walk around Kielder. We didn’t manage an entire circumference of the reservoir as that’s rather a long walk. About 27 miles apparently. Nonetheless, we went around some of it. About 20%. The original … Continue reading

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Rambling around Redesmouth July 30th 2017

When I looked at this walk on the schedule I thought Redesmouth sounded like it should be up near Berwick or Jedburgh. Scotland-ish. Thankfully it wasn’t as that would have been a bit of a drive. Redesmouth is a tiny … 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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A stroll in Slaggyford June 11th 2017

  Go on then, hands up who had heard of Slaggyford?? Me neither until I found this walk in the excellent book Walks in Tynedale & Allendale and was intrigued. This walk started in the village of Slaggyford itself – … Continue reading

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A walk to the sea at Whitley Bay 28th May 2017

  If you don’t know the North East coastline then be quick; your life is ebbing away and you need to visit! We don’t walk the coast much as a group which is a shame, but out of summer it … 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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Hexhamshire 2nd April 2017

Well here we are again after a long-ish #walk break due to logistics problems. Our return to walking saw us in sunny #Hexhamshire – and boy was it sunny! We started out in the car park opposite the lovely Dipton … 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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