Walk: St Abbs and Coldingham
Walk leaders: Martin / Ruth
Weather: Sunny and warm
Distance of walk: 9 miles
New area to walk in
The Scottish Borders is the most northerly area we have walked in and area which most of the group hadn’t visited before. Continue reading “St Abbs and Coldingham – 28th April 2018”
On Good Friday we went out to recce the Coldingham and St Abbs walk. As soon as we got there we found that the original starting point, the car park on the harbour, charges £7 per day. So we moved the start to the Nature Reserve, just outside of the village, which only charges £3 per day. Continue reading “Coldingham and St Abbs Recce”
Shaftoe Crags and Bolam Lake was the next walk to be recce’d and with Martin unavailable, the lovely Anne joined me.
We parked up in one of the car parks which was quiet when we arrived, quick change of shoes and off we set with map (Anne) and GPS (Julie) in our hands. Continue reading “Shaftoe Crags and Bolam Lake Recce”
Further to the previous blog about the British Nordic Walking Challenge Events. I have received information relating to the Nottingham Event due to take place on 12th May 2018.
The distances have been changed to a 5km (3miles), 10km (6miles) and mini Challenges of 1km and 2km (which will be suitable for young, elderly or people who can only walk short distances). Unfortunately the 21km (13 mile) walk has been removed from the event. Martin and I have decided not to attend. Continue reading “British Nordic Walking Challenges – Update”
We are often asked why we recce every walk we do and this is a prime example of why.
Last Saturday we set out to take a look at the Newbiggin and the Carrier’s Way walk, starting from Blanchland. It was a damp and foggy day, even in Sunderland and it wasn’t any different when we arrived in Blanchland, although the rain had eased off. Whilst we were driving up there we could also see the remains of the snow drifts cleared from the road. Continue reading “Blanchland Recce”
Walk: Cresswell Beach
Weather: Sunny but cold
Distance of walk: 4 miles
I added a training session and short walk, at Cresswell Beach, onto the programme as there were a few people interested in trying Nordic walking. There were also some regulars who wanted a refresher of their technique. Continue reading “Cresswell Beach – 25th February 2018”
Walk: Ebchester and Milkwellburn Wood
Weather: Cloudy but mild for February
Distance of walk: 9 miles
Off we went…
We started in the traditional way, with a warm up and welcome to two new walkers, Sue and Bev, and then off we went. We followed the Derwent walk North and then took an old lane into Ebchester. This took us past the Church of St Ebba, who gave her name to Ebchester. A short walk through the village took us to the start of the walk proper, at the River Derwent. Continue reading “Ebchester and Milkwellburn Wood – 18th February 2018”