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Mon 15th August 2016

St Cuthberts Way Challenge Walk 2016

St Cuthberts Way Challenge Walk 2016

Well done to everybody who completed the 2016 St Cuthbert's Way Challenge Walk.

We had some great weather and the breeze kept the walkers cool whilst enjoying the stunning route on a warm August day.

Please enjoy the YouTube film from the day.

Fri 12th August 2016

Blog - Bamburgh to Seahouses Nordic Walk

Blog - Bamburgh to Seahouses Nordic Walk

Wow yet another day of fantastic weather for our Nordic walk from Bamburgh to Seahouses and back again.  We have been very lucky this year.

We all met up nice and early and headed straight to the beach for our warm up.  Decisions were made of shoes or no shoes for this walk.  Most went barefoot.  We asked a passerby to take our group shot.

We walked past the tank traps which someone had painted as rubiks cubes and dice.

As always the group walked at their own pace and lots of chatter and laughter was heard.

The now customary Nordic Nuts heart in the sand was needed.  Carol took on the challenge to lots of catcalling from Russell who was taking the mickey out of her writing and drawing.

The group headed towards the waters edge where we plodged quite merrily.  There were a couple of rusted items in the sea, lots of discussion abut what they could be.  We had "part of a boat where the oars used to be" and also a "part of a boiler". 

We got to Seahouses and went to the fish and chip shop and headed to the seats overlooking the harbour.  Steve decided to sit alone although he had lots of company from the many starlings and gulls who swooped to try and help him with his lunch.

The lovely Edith found us "apparently she had found it difficult" not something that is often said about the Nordic Nuts people can usually hear us first.

Carol decided to empty her rucksack of as much as she could, gone went the pear, thankfully no more comments of "you have a lovely pear" were to be said and also her water to make her rucksack as light as possible.

Russell, ever the gentleman offered to carry her rucksack attached to his and when we got back to the sands Steve, not to be outdone in the gentleman stakes carried her shoes!  Obviously I am doing something wrong!!

A nice walk back towards Bamburgh was interupted by Carol saying she was thirsty before remembering she had emptied her water out at Seahouses.  Laura offered her her bottle of juice. 
Carol opened it and on hearing the fizz said "oh is it fizzy" then took a small drink to exclaim "urgh" that is horrible".  Poor Laura was only being helpful.  It made everyone laugh.

We got back to Bamburgh, quick stretch and then the decision of pub or tea shop.  This time the pub won and we all descended on The Castle Inn.

Another great walk.  Thank you to everyone for coming along and making it a great day.

Thanks Martin for being my trusty volunteer and many thanks again to Russell and Steve for taking
loads of photos.

Our next Nordic walk is on 28th August 2016 at Wall.  It is a short one, approx 4 miles.

I hope to see you all very soon.

Thu 28th July 2016

Warkworth to Amble Nordic Walk

Warkworth to Amble Nordic Walk

A change to the published walk lead to confusion of the meeting point, apologies to everyone who got confused, but everyone arrived safe and sound. 

Following a non Nordic walk the previous week, Sharon joined us after I had been telling her all about the Nuts.  She fitted in well with the group who all made her welcome.

The weather was perfect, not too warm and no rain forecast until after 1 pm.

Steve and Russell were our only two "men" on the walk.  Steve was wearing his pith helmet again, not to be outdone I donned my panama style hat, which didn't last long because it blew off on the beach.

A warm up was complete with introductions made, Anne had very kindly offered to be my honorary volunteer for the day.

We headed down the bank towards the beach, shoes/sandals were soon discarded by most of the group with others following suit once they had to walk through some small streams.  I drew the customary Nordic Nuts heart with the date added.

We got to the black rocks and turned around and past the point which we started before heading back to the cars and cake.

We all headed to Bertrams in Warkworth where we started sitting outside until the rain which was forecast started.

Lots of food, tea and coffee was ordered and enjoyed.  Steve and Russell were well behaved and didn't give the waitresses as much cheek as they usually do.  Methinks Laura, Debbie and Ruth may be the bad influences.

Thank you everyone for coming along to this Nordic walk, I hope you enjoyed it. 

Our next Nordic Walk is Bamburgh to Seahouses (8 miles) on 6th August.

I hope to see you there.