Five Miles of Wooler Common.

Grid Reference: NT977272 The ascent of Humbleton to the Iron Age hillfort. The Battle of Humbleton September 14 1420.       The sky is bigger, better, here. It settles in the treetops - sketches distant pencil lines from left to right. Such detail.     Black-face sheep, blue numbered, vast & herded. Sheets of … Continue reading Five Miles of Wooler Common.

Five Miles of Harbottle.

All Hallows' Eve. Harbottle is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. 10 miles (16 km) south-east of the Scottish border, in the southeastern part of the Cheviot Hills.9 miles northwest of Rothbury. The village is the site of Harbottle Castle (12th century. Grid ref: NT93234796) built by order of Henry II. The site, once … Continue reading Five Miles of Harbottle.

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 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)

Five miles of Felton (15/08/18).

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).