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Event Reports from North East Group


Ancient burial sites and sink holes in wild Northumberland – 22nd April 2018

3 May 2018 | North East Group

Our regional group encompasses a large area of north east England, from the northern part of North Yorkshire to the north of Northumberland and the border with Scotland, and sometimes our gatherings take place in some quite out-of-the-way locations. Today we met in a slightly more remote place than usual, out on the wild Northumberland moors, and it was gratifying to see fifteen eager participants, including three from Scotland, and two friendly dogs ready to set off on a promise of ancient burial sites, geological sink holes and abandoned railway lines....
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First N E Group Cycle Ride

9 Apr 2018 | North East, Cycling Groups

GOC North East – Cycle EventOn Sunday 25th March we had the first of what we hope will be a programme of cycle rides organised by GOC North East Group. For our first ride three members met at the Bike Hub on Newcastle Quayside to ride to Prudhoe and back via Ovingham, an easy ride of about 30 miles.

The weather was kind to us after the harsh winter weather of the previous week. We enjoyed sunshine to take the edge off the crisp north east chill. Our route took us along part of Hadrian’s Way, National Cycle Network 72 which goes coast to coast from Tynemouth on the east coast to Bowness in the west....
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Richmond and Easby Abbey – 10th February 2018

22 Feb 2018 | North East Group

We met for a shorter winter walk in Richmond, a market town located at the point on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, where the river Swale opens out into the broader North Yorkshire countryside. The focus of the town is its market place which many people might recognise in postcards and numerous television shows, surrounded by historic buildings and shops, and overlooked by the castle. Easy parking, we were told, but we found even on this cold but bright Sunday morning few spaces remained, and many people were out and about....
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A View of the Tyne – 21st January 2018

27 Jan 2018 | North East Group

The signs were not so good: a night of heavy snowfall earlier in the week had left its mark across the landscape and the temperatures had not by the weekend risen sufficiently to remove the ice underfoot; and the forecast for the Sunday predicted further snowfall during the afternoon. So it was with some pleasure to see that six optimistic and hardy participants appeared for the start of our walk at Central Station in Newcastle.

Actually the conditions underfoot turned out to be not as bad as some had feared....
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