Monthly Archives: January 2016

54. The North Tyne walks, number 6 – Hexham to Chollerford – 18th February 2015

The realisation that we’ve walked the whole length of both North and South Tyne rivers only registered with me the following morning, when I spied the J.B.Jonas book on my bedside table. What an achievement ! Reflecting on the feat … Continue reading

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53. The North Tyne walks, number 5 – Chollerford to Wark -11th February 2015

A cold frosty morning with the prospect of sunshine raised the spirits as Footloose set off for the penultimate leg of the North Tyne walk. We all met in the village square in Wark, and then took Geoffrey’s car back … Continue reading

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52. The North Tyne walks, number 4 – Wark to Bellingham – 21st Janaury 2015

With the car thermometers registering only 2 degrees Celsius, we embarked on another leg of our North Tyne trek. Meeting up in Bellingham gave us the opportunity to enjoy a pre-walk coffee in the Rocky Road café, and it was … Continue reading

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51. The North Tyne walks, number 3 – Bellingham to Falstone – 7th January 2015

Well, after criticising the Met Office experts for our last walk, today I have to say ‘Well done, chaps’. They predicted a wet day, and we certainly had that. There was no rain as we left Ponteland, but as we … Continue reading

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50. The North Tyne walks, number 2 – Falstone to Kielder – 19th November 2014

Another poor forecast from those chaps at the Met Office, but the consensus of opinion from our band of intrepid walkers was, to use Nike’s mission statement, ‘Just do it !’  So, two vehicles set off to meet up at … Continue reading

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49. The North Tyne walks, number 1 – 12th November 2014

Despite the poor weather forecast, Footloose decided to begin the North Tyne walk on schedule, so Geoffrey, Clive and I met up at the Kielder village car park. It was a little damp, so we donned waterproofs, and set off … Continue reading

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48. The Tyne – Mouth to Source – 15th October 2014

Well, here we are, the final walk of our Tyne Trek. Needless to say, the sun was shining as Geoffrey and I made our way to meet up with Steve at Hole House in the upper Tyne valley. The sun … Continue reading

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