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Happy Valley Nordic Walk

Happy Valley Nordic Walk

Tue 23rd May 2017

The forecast for the day was for rain but everyone was prepared for it.  Most of the group met in Wooler, we met our latest newbies, John, Jen, Val, Donna and Mary.  We car shared to the start where we met up with Alistaiir, Kirsten and Paul.  Poles were handed out, warm up and quick instruction for the newbies and off we headed.

Ruth was at the front and lead everyone to the bottom of the hill we were going to climb.  As always I told everyone to walk at their own pace, stop if they needed to and enjoy.

At the top of the hill there was a waymarker with two choices left and right on checking the GPS we headed right and we could see Hedgehope and Cheviot.

After the ascent everyone was pleased to hear that the rest of the walk was relatively flat. 

We passed Middleton Old Town, where there are 2 rundown houses, Bob went to investigate.  We took the opportunity to eat lunch as it stopped raining, Ruth had her spork to eat her halloumi and orzo pasta whilst Val had proper cutlery to eat her avocado!  We are getting very posh in our picnics.

We headed down towards Colgate Mill and the ford, we crossed the bridge rather than plodge through the ford where a group photo on the bridge.

We walked through the short stretch of woodland which was stunning and got to a field which had about 20 calves in.  They showed some interest in the group but not enough to follow us.

We got back to the cars and drove back to Wooler and headed to the Breeze Café. 

Thank you to everyone who came along, I hope you enjoyed this walk.  Thanks to Ruth for her help as volunteer.

The next Nordic walk is on Saturday 10th June in Morpeth and Bothal.  I hope to see you then.