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A less than ordinary route in Northumberland

A less than ordinary route in Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Writer, poet and avid walker Geoff Holland explores the higher ground in Northumberland as he explores the land and hills above Shillmore, near Alwinton. He quickly gained height and had superb views of Coquetdale and the beautiful and unforgettable Usway Burn. Find out more about Geoff’s latest walk, and how to follow in his footsteps, too.

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Windy Gyle: An iconic Northumberland hill

Windy Gyle: An iconic Northumberland hill

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this article writer, poet and walker Geoff Holland takes us on an iconic trek in The Cheviot Hills as he climbs Windy Gyle, one of the highest points in the North of England. Windy Gyle is actually high enough to be classified as a mountain. It is a challenging but incredible rewarding walk, rewarded by stunning vistas.

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The definitive guide to Northumberland waterfalls

The definitive guide to Northumberland waterfalls

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  December 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Poet, writer and walker Geoff Holland gives an overview of waterfalls in Northumberland. Not many people realise that there are beautiful waterfalls that can be found in the county – most of them in the Cheviot Hills. In this article, discover the College Burn, Linhope Burn, Usway Burn and lots more.

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A long over-due visit to Alnham, Northumberland

A long over-due visit to Alnham, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer and walker Geoff Holland heads back to one of his favourite places in Northumberland and a place that he has not been to for some time – a walk around the small village of Alnham, Northumberland, which sits on the edge of Northumberland National Park and is about 10 or 12 miles west of the popular market town of Alnwick.

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Cheviot Walks on both sides of the English – Scottish Border

Cheviot Walks on both sides of the English – Scottish Border

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Walker, writer and poet Geoff Holland explores the stunning Cheviot Hills that sit on both sides of the English – Scottish Border. This was one of his final walks for his fourth book entitled Walks on the Wild Side: The Cheviot Hills. Enjoy this walk with Geoff as he steps into one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Britain.

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Walks from Wooler republished with full colour photos

Walks from Wooler republished with full colour photos

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new edition of a popular Northumberland walks book has been published. And for the first time the book contains all photographs in full colour. The popular book of walks by Northumberland writer Geoff Holland is called Walks from Wooler. It was first published in 2008 by Darlington-based Trailguides Publications. The  book contains eight detailed […]

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Win a Cheviot Hills’ walking book

Win a Cheviot Hills’ walking book

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumbrian Byways and Geoff Holland have teamed up to give readers a chance to win one of Geoff’s walking books. The books available to win all focus on the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. Find out more about this special place and how you can win on of these excellent books.

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Northumberland’s Cairn Hill – a waterfall of grey stone

Northumberland’s Cairn Hill – a waterfall of grey stone

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In his latest detailed and colourful feature, writer and photographer Geoff Holland shares with us one of his favourite places in The Cheviots – the Hanging Stone on Cairn Hill in North Northumberland. The Hanging Stone is a magnificent collection of rocks that look like a waterfall made of stone. An avid walker, Geoff describes the route to Cairn Hill and the first time he saw the rocks.

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Geoff Holland: Loves the diversity of Northumberland

Geoff Holland: Loves the diversity of Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with writer and photographer Geoff Holland on his love of Northumberland, and his favourite places.

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A circuit of Border hills in Northumberland and The Scottish Borders

A circuit of Border hills in Northumberland and The Scottish Borders

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Walker and writer Geoff Holland writes about a recent hike in the Cheviot hills that straddle the border between the North of England and Scotland.

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Walking at Kielder

Walking at Kielder

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

A feature by walker, photographer and writer Geoff Holland about walking at Kielder around Kielder Water. This article covers the impressive sights one sees around Kielder Water, including the many art installations.

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High above Northumberland’s Usway Burn

High above Northumberland’s Usway Burn

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer and photographer Geoff Holland gives a detailed feature on walking in some of the more remote and beautiful parts of Northumberland. In this feature he details his exploration of Shillhope Law.

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Exploring Northumberland’s Cheviots – land of ancient hill forts

Exploring Northumberland’s Cheviots – land of ancient hill forts

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Geoff Holland is a keen walker in Northumberland, as well as a writer and photographer. With this column he begins a series of features on walking in Northumberland. They focus on describing the sites and sounds and the beauty of the landscape. This article is about walking in the Cheviot Hills.

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