Badley and Moats Tye

I started off from home and headed down Poplar Hill towards Pikes Meadow, and walked beside it up Needham Road.  We crossed Gipping Way and headed towards the River Gipping down a footpath beside PPG. The footpath was overgrown, but cut down so it was fairly easy to get through, Read more…

Fetherstone Castle

This walk is a fairly short walk, but it is steeped in history and interesting features. Before we begin, a little history lesson regarding “Camp 18” at Featherstone Park: Location: Haltwhistle, Northumberland Opened: 1944Closed: Summer 1948History: “Camp 18”, bordering the South Tyne river and stretching across a mile of Featherstone Read more…

Cross Fell

We started the walk at Blencarn, after negotiating country roads and Cows!!!  The walk started well, with well defined paths.  After only about 20 minutes, I managed to do a Dawn French and step in what I thought was a shallow puddle, but turned out to be about knee deep!!!  Read more…