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Wylam Wanderings 13th January 2019

The first walk of our new 2019 ‘Local Heroes’ Programme was based in and around the village of Wylam in the Tyne Valley. There are rich pickings for local heroes in this corner of Northumberland, you can barely walk a … Continue reading

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Walwick Fell walking: Sunday 23rd September 2018

  We started off the new programme with an afternoon walk courtesy of Kevin Hilton. Starting out on a sunny day we left from Kev’s house in Newbrough and followed the road up and through the village. And up. 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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A Christmas walk in Corbridge 18th December

Our annual Christmas walk followed by a Christmas meal is the highlight of our walking year. With children free from school and University, it’s one walk that is always guaranteed a good turn-out and a walk where no-one is worrying … Continue reading

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A walk around Penshaw Monument; 11th December

This had to be the shortest drive to a walk we’d ever had. It took all of twelve minutes to drive to the Start Point at Herrington Country Park. Once or twice we’ve driven over an hour and a half … Continue reading

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A walk around Newbrough 30th October 2016

I must admit to some impartiality when it comes to walking in the Tyne Valley. I love it. It is one of THE best walking areas in the country with its beautiful rolling hills, winding river and ruggedly handsome architecture … Continue reading

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A walk in Whitley Bay October 23rd 2016

To the coast! After a series of moorland walks, this one took us back to sea level and a lovely ramble around Whitley Bay. The first leg of the walk was along the old waggon-ways that criss-cross our region and … Continue reading

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Edmundbyers 2nd October 2016

Through sheer luck or just bad organisation (more likely) we ended up walking in an area very close to our last walk two weeks ago. That’s no bad thing when the landscape is so stunning as the Durham moors is … Continue reading

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Gilsland June 12th 2016

From the Tyne & Wear conurbation it’s a fair old drive to Gilsland. It’s past Haltwhistle which is the middle of England so that tells you just how far it is. We arrived at the start point – a handy … Continue reading

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Haltwhistle 24th April 2016

I like #Haltwhistle, there’s an air of cultured defiance about the place as it tries to maintain its viability when most people want the bright lights of Newcastle or Carlisle(!). There’s still a decent range of shops and businesses in … Continue reading

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