Bolam Lake and Shaftoe Crags – 15 August 2020

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The Bolam Lake and Shaftoe Crags walk is a favourite of Julie as it takes in so many different areas and views.

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Group photo by Bolam Lake
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Around Rothbury – 8th August 2020

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We’ve been walking in the Rothbury area for many years. It is beautiful and, even very close to Rothbury, there are plenty of very varied routes. So, for this one, we tried to take the best of all the routes, but avoiding the most challenging paths.

I think we achieved that, and the weather just added to the joy of the walk. Everything was perfect.

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Virtual Kiltwalk

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Chris, Ruth, Julie, Claire, Tessa and Chris are taking part in the Virtual Kiltwalk on Saturday 12 September to raise monies for Cancer Research UK.

The Virtual Kiltwalkers will be walking from Craster to Lesbury and yes they will be wearing kilts!

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Hulne Park – 1st August 2020

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Hulne Park was once the Percy family’s walled hunting ground and hunting still takes place today. 

We welcomed two new walkers, Claire and Brian and welcomed back Annabelle.

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Holy Island – 18 July 2020

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The Holy Island walk on the 18th July is the second walk around Holy Island this weekend. This time, we had a larger, but still great, group of walkers.

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Holy Island – 17 July 2020

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The Holy Island walk on 17th July is the first of two walks around Holy Island on the same weekend. We had a small but great group of walkers for this Friday excursion.

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The Wannie Line – 11 July 2020

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The Wannie Line or what was once the Wansbeck Railway is a great walk.  It is situated in the Wallington Estate and is mostly made up of permissive path, provided by Wallington.

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Craster and Howick – 4 July 2020

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The Craster and Howick walk is stunning. It has so many different parts to it. It starts off with a little nature reserve and then crosses fields, some with animals in. Eventually it returns to the coast, with smells of the sea and the sound of seabirds.

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Getting back to Nordic Walking Beach Walk – 27 June 2020

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The Getting Back to Nordic Walking Beach Walk was our first walk back together following the Covid-19 pandemic. When we asked everyone where they would like the first walk to be the answer was overwhelming. The beach at Cresswell.

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Walking post COVID-19

We are looking at walking post Covid-19. During the Covid-19 pandemic we put our programme on hold.  This was a difficult time for us as well as for our wonderful group of walkers, the Nordic Nuts.

I have kept in touch with as many of the group as possible, during this time.  It has been great to hear of some of you getting out walking. I am also aware of those who haven’t had a chance to get out, have been shielding or are key workers and have found it difficult to find the energy to get out and about.

I have contacted our newsletter subscribers and our regular walkers and they were interested in starting the walks again.

We are therefore holding our Getting back to Nordic Walking beach walk on Saturday 27 June 2020 at Cresswell Beach. 

Cresswell Beach is ideal for our first walk and will allow us plenty of room to follow the government’s social distancing guidelines

Your safety is paramount to us.  Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know what to expect, if you are able to join us.

Firstly, there will be a reminder of technique prior to the walk.  Then, dependent on numbers, we will split into two groups (maximum 5 per group).  I will take those who don’t want to walk far (up to 3 miles).  Martin will lead those walkers who would like to walk a bit further (around 5-6 miles).

We will have anti-bacterial gel available and all our poles and gloves have been cleaned for those of you who borrow them.

We do hope you will be able to join us on Saturday or maybe on one of our future walks, as we start to get back to something like normal.

Julie x

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