Tag Archives: Northumberland

3 Roman Romps

With the recent opening of The Sill on Hadrian’s Wall, complete with its shiny new Youth Hostel, I decided to put together a collection of day hikes which incorporate some of the excellent Roman sites, such as Housesteads, Vindolanda, Chesters … Continue reading

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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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Fear and the outdoors

Having completed my first solo wild camp this week, I have rather ambitiously begun a separate tab called Camps on this blog in which you can follow (or not) my attempts to conquer my fears and become experienced at wild … 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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From slackpacker to backpacker

Because of a fall at the end of 2012, this year got off to a slow start. My convalescent winter was spent reading about other people’s adventures, which inspired me to plan some of my own. The injury knocked my … Continue reading

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A year ago today…

A year ago today I was feeling restless with my lot and decided to acknowledge my outdoor interests by creating this blog. Thanks to all the people who have followed and given feedback during that time. I am currently looking … Continue reading

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New videos of the Pennine Way

I have now found time to make some detailed videos of my Pennine Way walk for Crisis UK, as my highlights video had to be edited down so much. I hope these new videos will appeal to some of you. They … Continue reading

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5 favourite Northumberland walks.

I am just back from a short walking holiday by car to enable me to visit some of my favourite walks and places which are difficult by public transport. Here is my list: *Fanfare and drumroll* Best hill-fort award: Yeavering … Continue reading

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