Adventures in Northumberland

Since we moved to Coldstream in the autumn of 2021 we have been enjoying exploring the coastline and hills of North Northumberland.

We will continue to share our walks in Northumberland  on this page - but don't forget to visit Scotland if you are on holiday in Northumberland!

Borders Abbey Way waymarker

Borders Abbey Way: Ashkirk to Jedburgh

By Sam | May 9, 2024

Day 3 started out as a drizzly morning, but neither Teddy or I are put off by a bit of rain or mud, so we were very cheerful as we got off the bus at Ashkirk and picked up the route, knowing that we were over half way. You can…

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Start of the Borders Abbey Way: Kelso to melrose

Borders Abbey Way: Kelso to Melrose

By Sam | April 27, 2024

The challenge of a long distance walk has been luring me for sometime, so when I asked my bestie if she fancied walk-running the Borders Abbey Way, I was delighted (but not surprised) when she said “yes.” The Borders Abbey Way is a 62 mile circular walk and most itineraries…

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Burnmouth on the Berwickshire Coastal Path

Berwickshire Coastal Path: Burnmouth to Berwick

By Sam | March 28, 2024

The sun finally shone in what has been a damp and cloudy winter and spring and so we set off to walk another section of the Berwickshire Coastal Path. Having previously walked between St Abbs and Eyemouth, we were now up for a slightly longer challenge. We took the bus…

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Running downhill at Tour De Humbleton

Christmas: A Time for Running

By Sam | December 31, 2022

As any keen parkrunner knows, Christmas is a time for running, with a chance to clock-up four parkruns over Christmas and new year. There are also a good variety of club runners over the festive season, which is why over Christmas 2022 I managed 4 organised trail runs in 10…

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Trigg point on Great Hetha

Great Hetha Hill Run from College Valley

By Sam | August 15, 2022

The College Valley is a beautiful valley in the Northumberland section of the Cheviot Hills. We were expecting a very quiet day in the hills: Hethpool at the bottom of the valley is quite difficult to get to and the rest of the valley has limited vehicle access, with permits…

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The end of the Cheviot 3 Peaks run

Cheviot Three Peaks Trail – Race Review

By Sam | April 19, 2022

It seemed like a good idea back in January to enter my first hill race with a 1000 feet climb. The Cheviot Three Peaks Trail Race sounded perfect and, having been reassured by the race organiser that the marshalls would be there no matter how long it took, I contacted…

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River Till short circular route view

River Till circular walk | Northumberland

By Sam | January 6, 2022

A Winter Walk in Northumberland I love a winter walk, particularly between Christmas and New Year when there is a real need to blow away the cobwebs. When the sun finally came out this “twixmas” we happily set off armed with the OS Explorer Map of the area (great Christmas…

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