Monthly Archives: February 2016

67. St. Oswald’s Way no. 2 – Great Whittington to Great Bavington – 3rd February 2016

The day of our second walk along St. Oswald’s Way dawned bright and clear, though a stiff breeze from the north west promised to keep the temperature hovering around 4⁰C. We drove to Great Bavington and spent a pleasant hour … Continue reading

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66. St. Oswald’s Way no. 1 – Heavenfield to Great Whittington – 20th Jan 2016

Our first walk of 2016 was delayed by very wet weather during the first week of January, so it was with great expectation that we headed off west from Ponteland to begin our exploration of St. Oswald’s Way. We were … Continue reading

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65. Hallington and Colwell – 9th December 2015

For our final walk of the year, there was a full complement of Footloose, and we returned to that area of Northumberland we had walked the previous week, but this time beginning our ramble at Hallington, some little distance from … Continue reading

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64. Kirkharle and Kirkheaton – 2nd December 2015

A cool, cloudy morning greeted four Footloose fellas as they drove the short distance up the A696 to Kirkharle, birthplace of that great lanscape architect, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. It was still a little too early for a pre-ramble coffee, so … Continue reading

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63. An Alwinton Round in the Rain – 18th November 2015

Although the weather forecast was not promising, three Footloosers headed off towards Coquetdale in good spirits, despite the light but steady rain falling. The roads did not show evidence of much rain the previous day, puddles being few and far … Continue reading

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62. Upper Coquetdale – Windy Gyle – 14th October 2015

Another wonderfully clear, sunny day greeted us as the full complement of Footloose set off back into the upper reaches of the Coquet valley. We parked the car at the Barrow Burn tearoom, had a quick drink with mine host, … Continue reading

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61. The River Coquet – Barrow Burn to the source – 30th September 2015

The weather forecast for several days previously had predicted fine weather, so it was in eager anticipation that we awoke on Wednesday morning to discover ….. the sun clearing the thinning mist; and by the time we set off, the … Continue reading

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