Allenheads Recce – 26th May 2018

Yesterday we went out to Allenheads, one of the highest villages in England, aiming to check out the route for the Allenheads walk on Sunday 17th June.  Allenheads gets it’s name from being the area that is the source or heads of the River East Allen, the main source of the River Allen.  The River Allen is the main focus of another walk later in the year, where we visit Allen Banks, further down river. Continue reading “Allenheads Recce – 26th May 2018”

Blanchland Recce

We are often asked why we recce every walk we do and this is a prime example of why.

Last Saturday we set out to take a look at the Newbiggin and the Carrier’s Way walk, starting from Blanchland.  It was a damp and foggy day, even in Sunderland and it wasn’t any different when we arrived in Blanchland, although the rain had eased off.  Whilst we were driving up there we could also see the remains of the snow drifts cleared from the road.

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