Category Archives: railway

Tommy Armstrong Walk, Tanfield 9th December

  Low, bright winter sun made the journey to today’s start point somewhat dangerous. We could barely see the road, oncoming traffic or indeed road signs such was the glaring and blinding light from the sun as we drove east … Continue reading

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A walk around Beamish Woods 25th November

This lovely short walk started out near to the excellent Beamish Museum. There’s a car park just off the A693 on the road to the museum that has a few footpaths leading off it into the woods. We started off … Continue reading

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Wylam and Ovingham walk 28th October

Although the weather forecast was a bit threatening, this walk escaped all but the briefest of showers and we enjoyed a glorious Autumn day. Starting out at the Tyne Riverside Country Park car park, on the Prudhoe side of the … Continue reading

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An afternoon walk around Haydon Bridge, 14th October

This turned out to be the first proper Autumn walk of our 2018 programme. The weather was crisp and clear and the leaves had started to change colour; this all contributed to a lovely afternoon walk in the Tyne Valley. … Continue reading

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A Christmas walk from Corbridge 17th December 2017

Our Christmas walk is one of the highlights of our walking year. It’s the one walk of the year where we can guarantee most of our children (now rapidly growing up) will turn up and walk with us. The enticement … Continue reading

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Wylam Wanderings 26th November 2017

Now I like a nice bit of complicated map reading as much as the next man, but sometimes you want a nice easy walk on a good footpath and an itinerary that doesn’t involve a compass, GPS triangulation and returning … Continue reading

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Haydon Bridge Hike 12th November 2017

  Our preferred driving route to the Lakes usually consists of A69-Haydon Bridge-A686 to Langley and then on through Whitfield to Alston. The road from Haydon Bridge to Langley is a lovely twisty-turny road through the thickly wooded valley of … Continue reading

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