Archive for August, 2013
Northumberland and The Scottish Borders offer superb locations for golfing, and many of the courses are second-to-none. Our resident golf writer, Matthew Moore, packed his clubs recently and played at Langholm Golf Club in the Scottish Borders. It operates an honesty box system. Matthew, who owns his own public relations firm, also publishes Global Golf Magazine and has played at course around the world.
Are you looking for exceptional accommodation in the Scottish Borders? Seeking a self-catering home away from home that offers beautiful views, walks, a friendly market town close by and space to meditate and relax? It is here: Tiore next to the tranquil and lush Bowmont Forest near Kelso provides a superb holiday base for families and people of all ages.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust conservation officer Kevin O’Hara talks about the busy month of August, field work and the exciting discoveries that come with that. He’s also been carrying out surveys but finding time to relax by doing some fishing, taking in some good weather and enjoying superb sunsets. Find out more about wildlife in Northumberland.
If you are a fan of long distance walks, the Ravenber Way will excite you. The 120-mile trek runs across the North of England between Cumbria and Northumberland. A new book, Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way, details the route, and author Ron Scholes shares with us a section of the walk.
Ever wonder where words like bari, deek or gadgie come from? Curious about some of the influences on the Northumbrian tongue? Did you know gypsy king Willie Faa once lived in Rothbury? Historian and writer Jon Tait sheds light on the development of Northumbrian and writes about the influence of Romany across Europe and into Northumberland.