Category Archives: Footloose walks

Descriptions of walks in Northumbria enjoyed by four friends

96. Hedley on the Hill – 11th October 2017

Just half of Footloose, Robin and I, went south for a change, to the village of Hedley on the Hill, where we parked up in the main street.  The day was damp, but not sufficiently wet to stop our walk, … Continue reading

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95. The River Wansbeck 5 – 27th September 2017

With Geoffrey on ‘boiler replacement’ duty, Clive, Robin and I drove to Low Angerton after dropping one car at Mitford. We followed the line of the Pow Burn as it flowed towards its confluence with the main river further downstream, … Continue reading

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94. The River Wansbeck 4 – 13th September 2017

… and so it was that Footloose set off on the fourth walk along the Wansbeck on a bright but breezy autumnal day.  We parked in the hamlet of Middleton – a lovely small village with a Hall, a telephone … Continue reading

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93. St. Oswald’s Way, the final leg – 30th August 2017

Our long awaited attempt at the Pilgrim’s Way from Beal to Holy Island began with Clive, Geoffrey, Robin and myself making the journey north on a sunny morning, eager, but not a little anxious about the walk over the sands. … Continue reading

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92. The River Wansbeck 3 – 2nd August 2017

With a full complement for the third of our Wansbeck walks, we drove out to Middleton on a fine summer morning, high cloud screening us from the fierce sun.  After parking the car, we walked out of the hamlet and … Continue reading

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91. The River Wansbeck 2 – 19th July 2017

Three of the group journeyed once more to Kirkwhelpington to begin the second of the Wansbeck Walks.  Whilst gearing up, a taxi disgorged an American girl who was doing St. Oswald’s Way north to south, and we enjoyed a few … Continue reading

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90. National Trust Railway Walk – 21st June 2017

With only two members of Footloose available, we decided to eschew the next stage of the Wansbeck in favour of a railway walk. From the National Trust website about Wallington, we found the Wannie Line walk, so Geoffrey and I … Continue reading

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