Category Archives: urban

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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Craghead; where Hollywood meets County Durham: 3rd March 2019

That intriguing title has worked as clickbait hasn’t it? This walk, around the Stanley area of County Durham, passed by a local character who went on to become a big cheese in Hollywood so read on for more! We started … 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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Rambling in Rowlands Gill; February 18th

  Do you think it’s best to get a steep climb out of the way early in a walk or wait until the end? For this walk we were straight into it from the off. Starting out in the Derwent … Continue reading

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Going Underground; a tour of the Victoria Tunnel in Newcastle 22nd January 2017

Our first ever underground walk! A few weeks ago, before Christmas 2016, we walked from Newcastle Quayside to Jesmond Dene park. It was a lovely walk with plenty of urban interest and whilst walking through the Ouseburn Valley we noticed … Continue reading

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A walk in the city; Newcastle

27th November Every now and then we have an urban walk. They are always a welcome change to the stunning rural walks we do. Consequently, we only do about one every two years! Anyway, enough of the psycho analysis. This … Continue reading

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