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Northumberland

All Along the Tyne
Northumberland

All Along the Tyne

Hexham to Haydon Bridge - 9 November 2019 There are some destinations that we visit less than others but the last time we were in Haydon Bridge was 1999. Now that has to be some sort of record for a gap between visits. The date in 1999 was 11 December so not quite 19 years but not far off. This…
Here's a New Place
Northumberland

Here’s a New Place

New Moor Crossroads to Felton - 12 October 2019 Here's a new place to finish the walks and while we have been through it on a number of occasions we have never completed our routes in Felton. This small village is just off the A1 road going north from Morpeth and south of Alnwick, however, until 1981 when the A1…
a walk to wark
Northumberland

A Walk to Wark

Fourstones to Wark - 14 September 2019 We are off to that oddly named and pronounced place on Saturday. It's a walk to Wark, but the place is sometimes called Walk-on-Tyne to distinguish it from another place in Northumberland close to Coldstream called Wark-on-Tweed. As most people will not be aware that there is a place called Wark-on-Tweed it is…
Walking to Wooler
Northumberland

Walking to Wooler

Wooler Circulars - 20 July 2019 Well, it was supposed to be another of those circular set of routes starting and finishing at Wooler but in the end, it was easier just to be walking into Wooler. There are only three routes on this occasion, two of them starting from the beginning of the Ingram Valley and the third from…
Out On a Limb
Northumberland

Out On a Limb

Longframlington to Thropton - 2 March 2019 If you check the map below you might notice that Thropton is a little bit out on a limb. It is quite hard to get to, apart from coming in from the east on the A697 road and then turning off on a choice of two B roads that come into Rothbury that's about it…
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…