Category Archives: Walks

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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My favourite Allen valley walk 17th March 2019

One of the perks of being a Walks Coordinator is that you can schedule your favourite walk on your birthday! Hence, this walk in the lovely valley of the river East Allen. We do this walk regularly and it never … 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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Sunderland Bridge and Croxdale Hall 11th November

Autumn 2018 has been a delight. It started early with a chilly stretch of weather in early October and that kick-started the colour change in the trees. Dry and still weather followed with cool nights and so we had an … Continue reading

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Wylam and Ovingham walk 28th October

Although the weather forecast was a bit threatening, this walk escaped all but the briefest of showers and we enjoyed a glorious Autumn day. Starting out at the Tyne Riverside Country Park car park, on the Prudhoe side of the … Continue reading

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An afternoon walk around Haydon Bridge, 14th October

This turned out to be the first proper Autumn walk of our 2018 programme. The weather was crisp and clear and the leaves had started to change colour; this all contributed to a lovely afternoon walk in the Tyne Valley. … Continue reading

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