Category: Northumberland

The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests, and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. The Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres (912 sq mi). It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.

The North Pennines is the northernmost section of the Pennine range of hills which runs north–south through northern England. It lies between Carlisle to the west and Darlington to the east. It is bounded to the north by the Tyne Valley and to the south by the Stainmore Gap.

The North York Moors is an upland area in north-eastern Yorkshire, England. It contains one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. The area was designated as a National Park in 1952, through the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. Covering an area of 554 sq mi (1,430 km2), the National Park has a population of 23,380. It is administered by the North York Moors National Park Authority, whose head office is based in Helmsley.

Northumberland is a county in Northern England, one of two counties in England which border with Scotland. Notable landmarks in the county include Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall and Hexham Abbey.

Pictures of the December 2018 walk in Northumberland & Xmas Party

In December we were doing various walks in the delightful Kielder Valley and here are some pictures taken along the way and of the party atmosphere that  pervades our last walk of the year.

Kielder dam
Cafe in Falstone with George. A roaring fire, bacon butty and a coffee.

 

1897 Queen Victoria’s 60th jubilee font at Falstone.
Holly Bush pub with Mick, Lenny & Aidrian.
Holy Bush pub with Aidrian, Lenny, Maureen & Mick.
Holly Bush pub and a cracking pint of Nel’s Best.
Holy Bush pub with Lenny, Jim, Cyd, & Maureen
Barry by the fire at the Holly Bush pub at Greenhaugh
Our Enterprise coach together with a railway coach at Bellingham.
Jenny and Isobel at the Cheviot Hotel in Bellingham.
Maureen offering sweets while Sheila collects the fares.
A Thorn between two Roses
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