Category Archives: river

A Frosty Walk from Wall 10th December 2017

  This was a proper Winter walk. The mercury was below zero, frost sparkled on walls and paths and the previously muddy ground was solid beneath our boots. It was a little spoiled by a farmer spreading muck in the … 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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East Allen Valley 1st October 2017

With one of our group’s mainstays suffering from ill health, we swapped out his walk for this one –  favourite walk of mine along the East Allen valley. On a gloriously golden #Autumn day we set off from just outside … Continue reading

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Straying into Cumbria 17th September 2017

For logistical reasons most of our walks are based in County Durham or Northumberland; most of us live there and our walks are relatively easy to get to. A long drive home is often more tiring than the drive to … Continue reading

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Looping along the river Coquet September 3rd 2017

It’s quite daunting leading your first walk even with a group of friends you have known for years. What if you get lost? What if the footpaths are blocked? What if it rains? What if someone falls and breaks their … Continue reading

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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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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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