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Triple Success for Northumberland

Northumberland enjoyed exceptional success at the recent BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015/16, picking up first prize in 3 of the 11 categories. Almost 18’000 readers took part and cast 120’000 votes between them. With no fewer than 4 of our walking holidays venturing into Northumberland we couldn’t be happier for the county and their well-deserved…

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Black Combe

I do enjoy long days out on the trail and with spring only just around the corner I’m keen to ensure that I’m ship shape and ready to go when the warmer days and lighter evening arrive. So despite the forecast suggesting Sunday was to be a cold, windy and altogether grim sort of day…

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The First Snow of Winter

This past week we have experienced the first snow of winter. Well the first proper snow that is. We wasted no time at all in getting out and enjoying ourselves. On Friday I headed up Crag Fell in Ennerdale. The view through to the head of the valley was superb. Our Coast to Coast walkers will…

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Wasdale Head

I enjoyed my first proper walk of 2016 yesterday. It’s always so good to get back out walking again after the holiday. It’s never an easy walk though is it? What with preparing for Christmas, visiting friends over the holiday and the like, I must confess as far as walking is concerned, I’ve been a…

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A Year in Pictures

Who knows where the time goes? Another year almost complete. But what a year it’s been. We’ve been fortunate enough to help so many of you enjoy so many wonderful walking holidays yet again. We too have enjoyed some terrific walking ourselves and here for you is just a little snapshot of some of those…

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National Tree Week

Did you know this is National Tree Week? The event runs from Saturday 28th November through to Sunday 6th December. This year is no ordinary year, it is in fact the 40th anniversary. Yes, since 1975 National Tree Week has been marking the start of the winter planting season and it is recognised as the…

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Northumberland Coast Photograph Competition

The Northumberland Coast Visitor Guide 2016 will feature this stunning image on its cover. The image of Lindisfarne Castle at sunrise was voted winner of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership Photograph Competition. It will grace the front of more than 40’000 visitor guides next summer. The announcement was made at…

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Worth Setting the Alarm for

As you are aware here at Mickledore we are all very keen walkers ourselves. Unfortunately the end of British Summer Time; the turning back of clocks, marks an end to after work walking. In daylight certainly.

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England Coast Path

Natural England have this week published its proposals to improve public access along a 34 mile stretch of coast in west Cumbria, from Whitehaven to Silecroft.

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All in the First Mile

Those of you who follow our blog will know that I am off the trails and fells for the remainder of this year. This hasn’t however prevented me from getting out and about, sightseeing and enjoying a short stroll at some of my favourite places. At the weekend I visited Bowness-on-Solway, either the start or…

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