Monthly Archives: May 2013

06. A Tyne valley trek – Simonburn – May 4th 2011

Sadly, there were only three of Footloose again, for this our sixth walk of the year.  The one element that was constant however was the weather, because, once more, the sky was cloudless, the sun shining down from the clear … Continue reading

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05. Promenades in ‘Potter’ country – April 20th 2011

Three quarters of Footloose set off for their fifth walk in glorious spring sunshine from the small Durham village of Edmundbyers.  The church of St. Edmund (dedicated to the martyred East Anglian king of 9th century legend) nestles amongst mature … Continue reading

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04. The churches of St. Andrew at Bolam and Hartburn – April 6th 2011

It was a grey, grizzly morning when three of us (Geoffrey having opted for TV stardom with the lambs in Cumbria) set off north to the lovely isolated church of St. Andrew at Bolam.  The Met Office had promised fine, … Continue reading

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03. A slice of heaven in Northumberland – March 23rd 2011

The clouds of night seemed reluctant to clear as we set off for the third of our forays into the wilds of Northumberland. Heading west, we followed in General George Wade’s footsteps along the Military Road, quickly arriving at the … Continue reading

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