Tag Archives: Northumberland

Walking Through Bedlam: to my new Garden Studio & Writing Retreat


A horrible horrible week. It felt like I was walking through Bedlam. But walk I did. I just kept on picking myself up, dusting myself off and returning to my creativity. I’ve been painting and organising the garden workshop and … Continue reading

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Walking on Lindisfarne


I posted a picture last Sunday of this fossil I came across on Lindisfarne or Holy Island as it is also known, which lies in the North Sea just off the coast of Northumberland. I took the picture during my one week stay, the week before Easter last year (2011). Continue reading

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Walking Festivals


Are you planning a walking holiday? You could plan one around a ‘Walking Festival’.

This sort of walking holiday has various added bonuses. They present opportunities to meet ‘kindred spirits’ – others who like to walk; to learn more about the countryside; there are social events to entertain and talks to enjoy. Festivals are a good way to introduce children to walking, especially as festivals generally include family walks especially designed for children.

Even if you usually walk only as a family unit or by yourself (like me) it’s likely to be rewarding to occasionally share your walking experience and a festival might be a good idea if you are new to walking and uncertain about where to go.
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