Five Miles of Lambley.

Lambley Viaduct Grid Ref: NY675584.   Nine elegant stone arches span the South Tyne just north of Lambley. The viaduct, designed by Sir George Barclay Bruce and built in 1852, rises above great firs and granite boulders on the steep banks and stretches 850 feet across the quiet river. It stands at 108 feet and originally … Continue reading Five Miles of Lambley.

Five Miles of South Middleton (30/01/19)

55.145° N  1.912° W The distant bleed of hills become cloud-head. the middle ground, iced-water, blurs, becomes glass-eye, blind. Echoes of Jericho: horn blast! There is snow on the highbrow, roadkill show.   He tells the tale of a lucid Bigfoot hunter, camped at Powburn, striking bark, shaking trees of leaves in early autumn. Stack. … Continue reading Five Miles of South Middleton (30/01/19)

Five Miles of Haltwhistle.

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.

Five Miles of Kirknewton (12/09/18)

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)

Five Miles of Rothbury (22/08/18)

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)