Category Archives: Northumberland walks

Exploring the coastline

Since I returned to my blog after some time away, I have been trying to improve my videos. To do this I have planned several clusters of walks using my new car club car. A couple of months ago I … Continue reading

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The Farne Islands revisited

This is the time of year that I start to get restless for a trip offshore to see the seabirds and the grey seals. A quick glance at the weather and the bus timetable, with the added bonus of online … Continue reading

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Caves, carvings and crags

As well as the geographical posts which focus on a particular area or valley, I have been gradually creating themed walk collections from my Northumberland routes which I can add to as and when. Sometimes it is interesting to focus … Continue reading

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The H Word

This subject has never been far from my thoughts since I started this blog, but I would preface this post by saying that I am not an expert in this area. I saw my first fox up close when out … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

I have listed a selection of six of my favourite short, easy walks (under 5 miles long) in Northumberland, hand picked because they contain some lovely places. Take your pick from castles, waterfalls, grey seals, St Cuthbert’s Chapel, puffins, scheduled … Continue reading

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Beside the seaside

In an effort to create some discrete, themed sets of walks, I have added a set of 5 Coastal Walks to my Northumberland blog pages, The walks feature the Northumbrian coastal islands of the Farnes and Holy Island, parts of the … Continue reading

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Waterfall walks in Northumberland

I always enjoy walking by water, as I find it very relaxing, so I thought I’d include a feature on some of the Waterfall Walks in Northumberland. Clockwise in the picture are; Hareshaw Linn in the North Tyne Valley, Linhope … Continue reading

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The Great Escape

Yes I finally made it into the hills again! This raised my spirits so much that I was compelled to sing loudly in my little hire car as I neared my destination in the Breamish Valley, Northumberland for a wild weekend of … Continue reading

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Heather burning and erosion

It is not often that I feel moved to comment on the stewardship and maintenance of the places I visit, but as I have spent over 15 years walking in Northumberland, I can’t resist making some comments about areas of … Continue reading

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Making hay while the sun shines

A sudden fear that the year was passing me by without my getting out and enjoying it has brought about a bit of a flurry of short walks and trips. All the well worn sayings about when to make hay … Continue reading

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