Posts Tagged ‘Northumberland’

The Happy Valley – Harthope Burn, Northumberland

A swift walk up along the ‘Happy Valley’ and Harthope Burn in Northumberland. A walk I did a few years ago whil I was looking around at ‘Rock Art’ near Wooler. If you haven’t been then I would recommend a vist to Northumberland, with it’s beautiful landscapes from the high bleak Cheviot to the moors and [...]

Posted by pete on August 26th, 2014 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

Routin Linn, north of Wooler

 26th July 2010 Route about 6 miles – Ford (north of Wooler), Fordhill, across the fields to Dovehole Crags and along the top to Goats Crag – (find the living platform), down to Routin Linn farm track, cross the bridge over Broomridgedean Burn, return to Ford via minor roads and field paths. I nipped up [...]

Posted by pete on May 17th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

A stroll along Hadrian’s Wall – the best bit – Housesteads Fort to Gilsland

16th April – 12.3 miles with 2000ft of ascent. Very, very, very, very windy.   Last week I ventured north from the comfort of sunny Manchester for a few days stay at a friends house in the Lake District. That was cut to a two day stay as brain of Britain here didn’t know the [...]

Posted by pete on May 15th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

One month later and I’m not so wobbly

The last month has flown by and since I finished the wobbly coast to coast, I’ve only done a small walk of a few miles, but it was a very nice small walk. After the elation of the long walk, it was back to earth and back to work for a couple of weeks. I [...]

Posted by pete on July 31st, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

A wobbly coast to coast – Day Five

Day Five – Elsdon to Bellingham Weather: sunshine what.. again, very warm Mileage: 12 with 1656Ft of ascent When I was younger I used to wake up and wonder ‘what’s that noise’. Nowadays it’s ‘ooh that hurts’ and ‘how’s the knees today?’, but did you know that Paracetmol is perfect for easing blisters? It’s true, [...]

Posted by pete on June 21st, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  2 Comments

A wobbly coast to coast – Day Four

Day Four – Thropton (near Rothbury) to Elsdon Weather: Overcast but a blue sky spot followed me for much of the day….dry again…how tedious (I didn’t mean it!) Mileage: 16.8 with 2720ft of ascent Hands up all those who like walking through forestry commission plantation….no I didn’t think there were any takers. Another walk of [...]

Posted by pete on June 20th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  4 Comments

A wobbly coast to coast – Day Three

Day Two – Barrowburn to Thropton (near Rothbury) Weather: Overcast and cold early, with afternoon fair weather clouds….dry again! Mileage: 16.1 with 2300Ft of ascent I woke up today, and the first thought that passed by my tiny brain cells was….’aren’t England rubbish’. I’m glad I’ll be walking next Wednesday afternoon so I won’t have [...]

Posted by pete on June 19th, 2010 under Uncategorized Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments