Tag Archives: County Durham

Walking in Weardale – St John’s Chapel, Cowshill and Wearhead

Here is another post for my occasional series of Weardale walking routes. This route is approximately 7.5 miles, with some steep climbs and boggy paths, and a couple of tricky navigation spots. Well worth it for the ever-changing scenery and … Continue reading

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Make time for meadows

I wanted to write this post in early June. The local meadows were ablaze with flowers. It felt a total privilege to be able to walk through and witness them. I was going to talk about how amazed I was … Continue reading

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Wrong Turn Right Choice

This is the final instalment of my Spring 2012 Teesdale Trilogy, rudely interrupted by the Olympic Torch… So where was I? We were camping in Middleton-in-Teesdale for the Jubilee long weekend and decided to try out some of the walks … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

I’d been watching the weather carefully. I needed a sunny weekend. April showers had turned to May downpours, every weekend a washout. Reports via twitter started to come through: this year’s display was the best in years. Finally, finally a … Continue reading

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Durham Rocks!

Finally, after four years living in County Durham, my Taller Half and I have started volunteering with the Durham Wildlife Trust. Today we had a geology training day, led by geologist David Lawrence. Half classroom, half field trip, we learnt … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Last weekend we had the first proper snow this Winter. It wasn’t going to hang around for long, so we were out of the house by 8.30am. Our first proper Snow Day in our new home. A short walk was … Continue reading

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Stepping back in time

We’ve been proud Crook residents for nearly a month now. I’ve lived in County Durham for over three years, and thought I had a good feel for the place, but West Durham is full of surprises. Crook is a market … Continue reading

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