Where have I been?

This is just a quick post to apologise for the lack of content over recent weeks but I’ve been somewhat preoccupied with preparing for, and walking, the Southern Upland Way with my wife, Diane. If you don’t know it, the 214 mile route stretches across Scotland’s Southern Uplands south of the line Glasgow-Edinburgh, from Portpatrick …

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Coal Mines, Caves & Quarries in the heart of Durham City

Sunday 18th October 2020 Not a lot of people know this but you can download excellent on-line field guides, or self-guided geology tours, from the British Geological Survey’s Earthwise site, in this case one around the Durham Peninsula as published by the Yorkshire Geological Society of which I’m proud to call myself a very amateur …

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Full steam ahead for Weardale in 2021?

We only just noticed that even though coronavirus has turned things upside down for 2020, the Weardale Railway had some great news in March that also bodes well for tourism in County Durham and Weardale and especially for anyone wanting to enjoy the Weardale Way…

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