May 13, 2019

“It’s a nice day” he said.   “Let’s go for a walk” he said.

That sounded like a good idea.   I pictured a leisurely four mile ramble along the banks of the River Nent and into Alston for Sunday lunch at the Angel Inn, then a meander back to Nent Hall for a pint bef...

November 5, 2018

Well, this time last week we had just set off  on a crisp clear morning, through the first of this winter's snow, on our 3 day 37 mile walk in the footsteps of Isaac Holden, an itinerant tea seller.

Isaac's Tea Trail runs just below Sunrise Cottage and follows the river...

April 26, 2017

Despite the weather that was thrown at us yesterday we had an interesting day with the North Pennines AONB looking at the excavation and restoration work being carried out at the Allen Smelt Mill and then walking along the line of the flue up to the chimneys high on th...

April 24, 2017

Gradually we are turning the field into a garden (or, if John has his way, a thicket of trees).   So far this year I have been creating a vegetable plot from virgin ground (the third - and last - that I've done in the last eight years), John has been planting trees and...

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