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Tiptoe Woods

Tiptoe Woods

ROUTE STATS (including map) Tiptoe Woods Northumberland is perhaps best known for its fantastic coastline. With beautiful beaches, incredible wildlife and magnificent castles, it’s arguably Britain’s finest county for those who like the sea. But apart from its rugged coast, Northumberland has its fair share of tremendous walks inland. And while the crowds seeking peace and quiet flock to the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Peak District, those in the know head to Northumberland. While there are some truly wild…

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Running in the woods

Running in the woods

I don’t have the stats on this but I reckon January is one of the more popular months for running. I rarely see other runners when I’m out but 1st January tends to mark a change. Whether it’s starting as you mean to go on, or blowing away the cobwebs after the excesses of the festive period, lots of people reach for their trainers come January. It tends not to last though. As the months go by, numbers dwindle as…

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The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

I’ve been thinking about silence recently. It all started when I saw this article on the BBC Website: The glories of being quiet. Silence is a magical thing. I can recall a handful of times when I’ve experienced it. The most vivid memory is from a walking holiday as a teenager. A small tarn in the Lake District. No breeze. We were in a slight dip and there were no people. The absence of sound made me stop in my…

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