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”
This was the inaugural walk for Strolls With Poles.
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.