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guided walk, Yorkshire Dales -

This was the first time Shepherds Walks had moved into the Yorkshire Dales for a day walk. As we gathered at Reeth market square on a fine morning with superb views of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale overlooked by the towering Fremington Edge everyone was excited and looking forward to a new and different sort of walk.

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Cheviot, guided walk -

After the rains of the past week, it was with some relief that as we met at Langleeford for the start of today’s walk, it was a dry and bright morning with the summits of Hedgehope and Cheviot clearly visible.

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guided walk, Northumberland Coast Path -

After the thunder and lightning storms of Saturday, it was with some relief that the walkers for today met at Craster for the transfer to Warkworth with sunshine, clear blue skies and no wind.

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guided walk, Hadrians Wall -

It was a grey and windy morning as the ten walkers (and one dog) met at Steel Rigg car park. Mark introduced himself and welcomed everyone and suggested that due to the adverse weather we do the walk in reverse – walking to Housesteads on the flat below the Whin Sill - in the hope that conditions would improve in the afternoon.

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Blanchland Moor, guided walk -

Our route initially followed the river to the tiny hamlet of Baybridge and then a gentle climb through farmland on to Bulbeck Common where we joined the old “pack horse trail”. Mark gave a brief history of Blanchland and the monastery and pointed out a “hush” (from early lead mining activity).

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