Archive | November, 2011

Bolam Lake

12 Nov

Still beautiful on a foggy autumn day.
Near Belsay, about half an hour out of Newcastle, the well trodden circular walk around Bolam Lake is great whatever the weather. It only takes about half an hour to get round – adult not toddler pace!  And there are a few good spots to stop and feed the swans. The visitor centre car park has a little cafe and toilets. Parking is about ‘c2’a31.20 for two hours.

http://www.northumberlandlife.org/bolamlakecountrypark/

 

A Free Walk around Alnwick

12 Nov

You don’t have to pay to go to everything in Alnwick. This walk down by the river gives you beautiful views of the castle. It made me feel like I was walking through a film set of Robin Hood or some other medieval caper.

We combined it with a visit to Barter Books on the way home, which has since become one of my new favourite places, but where I want to go back without the children, as even though they have a kids section, it is pretty small and more for older ones. They loved the trains that run around the ceilings, but browsing books and toddlers do not go together.



Walk around morpeth

12 Nov

At least one of them managed to stay awake




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