Category Archives: ramblers

Urban Walk in Jesmond Dene April 14th 2019

If you don’t know Jesmond Dene in Newcastle then for me to call this an urban walk is a bit misleading. The Dene is beloved of Newcastle folk as an oasis of calm, green tranquillity in the heart of their … Continue reading

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A walking weekend in Berwick 5th – 7th April 2019

It’s been a couple of years (or more) since we had a group weekend away. School exams for kids, YHA ‘issues’ and other stuff has seemed to get in the way but this year we managed it. I’ve been through … Continue reading

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A Stamfordham Ramble 17th February 2019

I can honestly say that I have never walked around the village of Stamfordham. Indeed, I have never been to Stamfordham before we did this walk despite it being a few miles from our house. It’s a surprisingly big village … Continue reading

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Newcastle Historic Walk 3rd February 2019

One of our occasional urban walks. With a programme theme of Local Heroes, a saunter around the centre of Newcastle offered us the chance to explore the historical figures that loom large in the list of Newcastle inhabitants. We started … Continue reading

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A Christmas walk at Corbridge 16th December

With many of our children at University or already graduated and out in the big wide world, this is the walk when we are guaranteed to see them all together. For the last few years we have started from Corbridge … Continue reading

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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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