24/10/18 OS grid ref: NY 7083 6412 Haltwhistle is a small town and parish in northwest Northumberland. It lies 10 miles east of Brampton and has a population of 3,800. Early forms of the name are Hautwesel (1240), Hautwysel (1254), Hawtewysill (1279), Hautwysell (1381), Haltwesell (Speede/ 1610). The second part '-twistle' relates to two streams … Continue reading Five Miles of Haltwhistle.
The Woden Walks: Five miles of Kirknewton. 6 miles north of Wooler. 6 miles shy of the border. OS grid: NT912303. Kirknewton, Northumberland, is one of the largest parishes in the UK, with one of the smallest populations. Pop: 108. photos: nickreeves. The Woden Walkers' lunchboxes. We stopped for … Continue reading Five Miles of Kirknewton (12/09/18)
The Woden Walks: Five miles of Rothbury. 22/08/18 NE65. OS Grid Ref: 056017 (13 miles north-west of Morpeth. 26 miles north north-west of Newcastle. 33 miles north west of Whitley Bay) The public lavatories, just over the bridge from the car park, are closed. They are padlocked. By order of the council. No one … Continue reading Five Miles of Rothbury (22/08/18)
Five miles of Felton & West Thirston. NE65. OS Grid Reference: 185005. 9 miles south of Alnwick/27 miles north of Whitley Bay. Felton & West Thirston, two pretty villages separated by the River Coquet, are joined by two bridges: the Old Bridge & the New Bridge. We park, for free, in the spacious riverside car … Continue reading Five miles of Felton (15/08/18).