Happy Valley – 18th May 2019

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The group shot

Here we were at the Carey Burn Bridge. The start of the Happy Valley Walk. We were welcoming Matt and Garry on their first Strolls With Poles walk, after attending a training session, at Wallington recently. It was also great to see Ally again.

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Learn to Nordic Walk at Wallington – 12th May 2019

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Our fourth training session at Wallington.  Julie took the training. We started in the Visitors Centre, as usual, by introducing Strolls with Poles and Nordic Walking in general.

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Yeavering Bell – 11th May 2019

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Yeavering Bell summit

Another visit to Wooler for a lovely days walk out to Yeavering Bell. We have become regulars in Wooler over the past month so the routine was familiar. Meet in Wooler Common car park and go from there.

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Harbottle Wood – 5th May 2019

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Group shot with Simonside Hills in the background

We met up at Holystone picnic area for our visit to Harbottle Wood. There was some confusion over the actual starting point and some arrived spot on 10am. It’s difficult to check the details these days when there is no phone reception in the area. No matter, as it was only a small group.

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Learn to Nordic Walk at Clara Vale – 4th May 2019

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The Clara Vale group

Clara Vale is a small village close to Crawcrook. It used to be a pit village but the coal mine was demolished long ago. However, the community is still thriving. We were invited to demonstrate Nordic Walking and help people learn how to Nordic Walk here, at Clara Vale Village Hall. As part of this we were invited to have breakfast before the training session, so we did. While taking breakfast and drinking tea we met with the people who would be training with us.

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Humbleton Hill – 28th April 2019

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We met at Wooler Common Car Park for the walk up one of our favourites, Humbleton Hill. It was looking a little overcast and a little chilly, but we were hopeful. The warm up helped, as did the first little climb up through the woods to St Cuthbert’s Way.

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Wallington Training – 13th April 2019

Another great training session at Wallington. This time Martin took the training, as he had recently qualified as a Nordic Walking instructor, Julie was on hand as well. We started in the Visitors Centre by introducing Strolls with Poles and Nordic Walking in general.

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Blawearie – 6th April 2019

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As can be seen above, the weather wasn’t ideal for this walk. The recce was done on a very clear day and the views were great and panoramic. Never mind though, us Nordic Walkers are hardy souls and set off anyway, although there were a few considering just missing out the walk and going straight to the tearoom.

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