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Walking from Ravenglass, Cumbria, to Berwick, Northumberland

Walking from Ravenglass, Cumbria, to Berwick, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Berwick chosen by Royal Geographical Society as one of most interesting places in UK to explore

Berwick chosen by Royal Geographical Society as one of most interesting places in UK to explore

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The historic town of Berwick upon Tweed has been selected by the Royal Geographical Society as one of the most interesting to explore. A walk through Berwick has been unveiled on Discovering Britain, which aims to explore the stories behind the UK’s built and natural landscapes.

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A walk along the cliff top along Berwick and Eyemouth

A walk along the cliff top along Berwick and Eyemouth

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Walking guide and writer Patrick Norris has been keen to explore the east coast path along the English-Scottish border for some time. He took some time out recently to enjoy this walk. In this article he describes the dramatic beaches, high cliffs and fantastic views he enjoyed as he trekked from Berwick to Eyemouth a few days ago.

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Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site Joint Annual Forum Oct. 18

Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site Joint Annual Forum Oct. 18

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Joint Annual Forum of the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site on Oct. 18 will allow attendees to review past work and future challenges for the AONB Partnership and learn about Grey Seals at the Farne Islands, among other things.

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Berwick Northumberland film fest has real coup with UK premiere of Resident Evil: Retirbution

Berwick Northumberland film fest has real coup with UK premiere of Resident Evil: Retirbution

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

North East England and Scottish Borders fans of action/horror/adventure films are in for a treat later in September when UK film director and producer Paul W.S. Anderson hosts the UK premiere of the most recent episode in the Resident Evil Series, Resident Evil: Retribution at Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.

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Northumberland – The frontier of England

Northumberland – The frontier of England

Other posts by  |  August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumberland offers great holiday opportunities. This feature explores some of the highlights of Northumberland, including the Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland culture, and some of its market towns, including Berwick upon Tweed.

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Melanie Iredale Q&A & Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

Melanie Iredale Q&A & Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Melanie Iredale, Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, shares her love of the border town in which she works, as well as her passion for Northumberland, the North East, and the coastline all the way to Edinburgh. Read too highlights of this year’s Berwick Film Festival, set for Sept. 19 to 23.

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Olympic Torch relay route announced

Olympic Torch relay route announced

Other posts by  |  March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The route of the Olympic Torch across the North East and the Borders between June 14-17 has been announced. From Edinburgh it will travel to Peebles, Innerleithen, Selkirk, Galashiels, Duns, Chirnside and Foulden. It will come to England at Berwick upon Tweed. The journey will then see the torch heading to Bamburgh and then inland to Alnwick. Here the torch will rest for the night and the next day it will go to Warkworth, Amble, Ashington, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Choppington, Morpeth and Blyth. Crossing into Tyne and Wear, it will go through Whitley Bay in North Tyneside, Cullercoats, Tynemouth, North Shields and Wallsend before crossing the boundary into Newcastle.

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Northumberland pubs win Camra awards

Northumberland pubs win Camra awards

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Two Northumberland pubs have won awards. The Ship Inn at Low Newton and The Barrels in Berwick have been given high-level awards for the first time. They have received the Campaign for Real Ale’s North Northumberland Pub of the Year title jointly.

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Berwick sets sights on World Heritage status

Berwick sets sights on World Heritage status

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

England’s most northerly town of is trying for World Heritage status. Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Cittaslow, twhich is the town’s organisation set up to improve quality of life for residents, said they believe the status is deserved because of the town’s medieval walls and its interesting history.

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Paxton House tickets now at tourist offices

Paxton House tickets now at tourist offices

Other posts by  |  February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Paxton House is joining up with Northumberland County Council to give 10% off entrance tickets which are purchased bought at a Tourist Information Centre in the county. Paxton House is on the north side of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

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Royal Border Bridge poster sells for £1000

Royal Border Bridge poster sells for £1000

Other posts by  |  November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

A railway poster of Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Royal Border Bridge is by Terence Cuneo fetched £1000 at a Christie’s auction on Friday. The poster was expected to sell for £900 but went for £1000. Terence Cuneo is one of England’s most famous painters and illustrators.

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Tourism info monoliths for Berwick

Tourism info monoliths for Berwick

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Six tourist information points designed as monoliths will soon be part of the town centre landscape in Berwick upon Tweed. The monoliths will illustrate how to get to the town’s tourist attractions and will be placed in Spittal, Tweedmouth, Berwick railway station, Castle-gate car park, Parade, and Marygate.

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Colin Firth set to play Berwick war veteran

Colin Firth set to play Berwick war veteran

Other posts by  |  September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Colin Firth will play a real life victim of torture from world war two in an new film which is a second world war drama. The oscar-winning actor will portray real-life torture victim Eric Lomax in the upcoming drama The Railway Man. Eric is 92 and lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, with his wife Patti.

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Northumberland film festival screens international films

Northumberland film festival screens international films

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Berwick upon Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival 2011 has received submissions from around the globe.
Half of the films have come from outside the UK, including a good proportion from the USA and Germany, more from East Asia than ever before. They will be screened over a three-day period, Sept. 23 – 25.

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