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A walk along the River East Allen valley
Northumberland

Walking the River East Allen Valley

Allenheads to Allendale - 16 February 2019 Imagine walking along the B6295 road from Allenheads 150 years ago, the road is in the valley and the River East Allen runs along most of its length. It almost certainly was not a tarmac road then but it would have been definitely a lot busier. Behind you, in Allenheads was the main mine which…
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Northumberland

A First for March

Chesters to Twice Brewed Inn - 2 February 2019 We did this route in March 2017 and we also did it in January 2011, January 2009, January 2007 and January 2005 so how about a February just for a change. Actually, it's not that much of a change because its right at the beginning of February, one of these days…
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Teesdale

Two Rivers, One Bridge

Greta Bridge to Bowes - 19 January 2019 Did you know that there are two rivers in the UK called Greta, one in Cumbria and one in Durham? The one in Durham has a small village and a bridge named after it and it's the one we are headed to for the start of the routes. If you happen to…
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Teesdale

It’s an Uphill Walk

Gainford to Barnard Castle - 5 January 2019 Here we go, the first one for 2019 and its an uphill walk, sort of. The reason is that for quite some way all the routes are walking along the Teesdale Way which is generally walked from west to east, it starts in Dufton and finishes in Warrenby or on the beach at…
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Northumberland

The Last One, Again

Alnmouth to Dunstan - 22 December 2018 Is it the last one again? It's come around so quickly it's hard to believe we are coming up to our 25th walk of the year, our 5th walk was cancelled because of bad weather during the winter months. Over the course of the year, we have managed to get to seven regions…
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Along the East Coast
Northumberland

Along the East Coast

Cresswell to Warkworth - 8 December 2018 Do you know that Druridge Bay is 7 miles (11 km) long and stretches from Cresswell in the south to Amble in the north and we are going to be walking along the length of it. We may not have been able to this during the Second World War because it was out…
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