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Descriptions of walks in Northumbria enjoyed by four friends

89. The River Wansbeck 1 – 7th June 2017

Robin, Clive and I set off on a lovely sunny morning to start our walk from Kirkwhelpington. While we were togging up, a taxi drew up and discharged an American girl who was walking St. Oswald’s Way. She’d had terrible … Continue reading

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88. A Simonside Round – 24th May 2017

On a really lovely morning, three of us set off to walk the Simonside ridge, something none of us had done previously. We parked the car at Lordenshaws and set off up the track opposite, climbing to the point where … Continue reading

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87. Newburn to Wylam and return – 10th May 2017

With just a couple of us to walk, a gentle stroll along the Tyne and back seemed to be the order of the day. So it was that the Footloose Two drove to Newburn Riverside Park to start their stroll … Continue reading

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86. River Font 4 – 26th April 2017

Three of the group set off to complete the River Font series of walks by circumnavigating the Fontburn reservoir. We parked up near the bridge on the B6342, backtracked slightly along the road, before cutting off down a steep bank … Continue reading

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85. River Font no. 3 – 12th April 2017

With only two Footloose available for the walk, it was decided to retrace part of River Font 2, and make it into a circular. So it was that we headed for Netherwitton, and parked near the church. St. Giles is … Continue reading

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84. River Font no. 2 – 29th March 2017

Returning to a recently walked area not too far from home, Footloose assembled near a bridge over the River Font near Roughlees Farm, on the road to Rothbury, and then took our other car to a verge near Bide-a-Wee Cottage … Continue reading

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82. River Font no. 1 – 15th February 2017

Three of our group took the short journey north to Mitford, near Morpeth, and parked near the Agricultural Cottages to the west of the horsey hamlet of Pigdon. The first part of our walk followed the minor road past Maidens … Continue reading

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