Monthly Archives: January 2012

Darden Lough

The walk up to Darden Lough starts from a small parking area on the Rothbury to Elsdon Road in the Grasslees Valley.  It’s been a permissive route for years but more recently has been made into public footpaths as well … Continue reading

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Felicia Moss

Duncan followed up a meeting about the Border Mires with a trip out to one of them.  There are 58 or so Border Mires scattered through Kielder Forest (and the Wark section of the Forest).  Many of these have been … Continue reading

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Roman Wall at Halton

It may not be the best known part of Hadrian’s Wall, and there is no wall to be seen, but the low winter sun, hard frost and calm conditions made for a great short walk.  Halton is a small scattered … Continue reading

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Up the Allen

Sunday’s wander took us up the River Allen from the National Trust’s car park for Allen Banks through to Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Briarwood Banks, over the river at Plankey Mill and back on the opposite bank of the Allen. The … Continue reading

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Surveying at Kielder

It was far from the ideal day, or time of year, for a spot of habitat surveying but deadlines can be unforgiving of such niceties.  Duncan, and a colleague, spent a wet and breezy day around Bakethin Reservoir in Northumberland. … Continue reading

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Fontburn in the swirling snow

The weather promised sunshine but our eventual destination was more swirling snow and sleet than sun as the showers raced down from the hills to the west.  Today’s walk took us around Fontburn Reservoir on a mixture of public and … Continue reading

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