Ebchester and Milkwellburn Wood – 18th February 2018


Walk:  Ebchester and Milkwellburn Wood
Guide:  Julie
Helper/Volunteer:  Martin
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”

Newburn to Wylam – 10th February 2018

Guide:  Julie
Helper/Volunteer:  Ruth
Weather:  Light shower followed by sunshine
Distance of walk:  8 miles

This was a walk suggested by both Russell and Martyn.  The walk started in the Tyne Riverside Country Park and went North to Wylam along the track bed of the old railway made a fantastic surface to walk along. Continue reading “Newburn to Wylam – 10th February 2018”

Seaburn to Marsden Grotto – 27th January 2018

Guide:  Julie
Helpers/Volunteers:  Martin and Ruth
Weather:  Sunny
Length of walk:  9 miles

The weather was amazing for late January and we had a beautiful 9 mile walk to look forward to.

The walk took us from Seaburn Park along the half mile Seaburn beach towards the Whitburn Coastal Path. Continue reading “Seaburn to Marsden Grotto – 27th January 2018”

Warkworth to Hauxley Nature Reserve – 6th January 2018

This was the inaugural walk for Strolls With Poles.

Guide:  Julie
Volunteers/helpers:  Martin and Ruth
Weather: Windy, slight hail shower, sunshine
Distance:  10 miles

A beautiful walk taking us past Warkworth Castle, along the River Coquet,through Amble and  along the sand dunes to the café in Hauxley Nature Reserve (http://www.nwt.org.uk/reserves/hauxley).  We had a short stop for tea, soup and scones before making our way back.

We took a slightly different route back dropping onto the sand where the benefits of Nordic walking really show as the sand is a great surface for getting the most out of your technique.

Once back in Warkworth some of the group headed to Bertram’s café (https://www.bertrams.co.uk/) to enjoy Cullen skink, mac and cheese and various cakes as well as lots of tea.

The next walk is along the Whitburn Coastal path from Seaburn to Marsden Grotto.

I look forward to seeing you then.



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