Category Archives: river

Sunday 7th October Finchale Abbey walk

This was yet another lovely walk and the first one this year with a decidedly Autumnal feel to it. We started in a skinny little parking lane by the side of what seemed to be a Formula 1 practice track! … Continue reading

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Waters Meet: 29th September

Part two of Kev’s double-header was a short sprint more than a long distance walk. Like the 60m sprint at the indoor athletics. We started out near the bridge at Warden and then dipped between the few pretty houses and … Continue reading

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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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