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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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What you should have in your rucksack for a day walk in the uplands

What you should have in your rucksack for a day walk in the uplands

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Qualified walking guide Patrick Norris’s tackles the complex problem of choosing a rucksack and figuring out what to put in it in his latest column. Packing your back pack is not as straightforward as it may seem if you are walking in the uplands in Britain, where you can sometimes experience weather from all four seasons in one day!

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Proper walking equipment: recommended shoes for walking & what to wear when walking

Proper walking equipment: recommended shoes for walking & what to wear when walking

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  September 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumberland walking guide Patrick Norris continues his ‘Getting into walking’ series and talks about what to wear when you’re walking or hiking. He covers footwear, layering, trousers, socks, and waterproofs and gives sound advice for both the experienced and novice walker.

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Walking for beginners – developing map reading and compass skills

Walking for beginners – developing map reading and compass skills

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumberland walking guide Patrick Norris further explores walking for beginners in his latest column. By developing map reading and compass skills – skills that are much easier to develop than most people realise – you can start to do much more interesting walks and explore the beautiful wide open countryside.

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Walking guide for beginners – a first step

Walking guide for beginners – a first step

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  June 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumberland Walking guide Patrick Norris explores how to get into walking in his latest column for this is Northumberland. He gives an overview of the benefits of walking and some simple, easy-to-follow advice on the first steps to take – both literally and figuratively – as you begin a walking programme.

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A walk in the Ingram Valley, Northumberland

A walk in the Ingram Valley, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In his latest column, walking guide and writer Patrick Norris describes a recent walk into the remote, isolated and beautiful Ingram Valley, Northumberland. He touches on the ancient history of the place and looks at some of the old trading routes. Patrick also describes life today in the valley and a recent about a writes about the delights of spring in the Northumbrian Uplands.

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Walking for health

Walking for health

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

In his latest column walking guide Patrick Norris takes a look at the huge rise in the popularity of health walks and health walking, and explains how walking is good for the body and mind.

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Fighting for freedom to roam – a history of walking in the UK

Fighting for freedom to roam – a history of walking in the UK

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer and walking guide Patrick Norris explores the origins of walking in the UK and looks at how it has become such an enormously successful pastime. He recounts the mass trespass on Kinder Scout, Derbyshire, in 1932. This is the first article in Patrick’s new column called A Walkers’s Guide.

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Patrick Norris: a walking guide, Northumberland & the Scottish Borders.

Patrick Norris: a walking guide, Northumberland & the Scottish Borders.

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

Patrick Norris is a qualified hill walking guide, holding the Walking Group Leader Award, and is a member of the Mountain Leaders Training Association. He owns and operates a guided walking company called Footsteps in Northumberland and is now set to embark on writing a column for This is Northumberland. This is his Q&A interview with the website.

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Jon Monks: “Northumbrians don’t see many people. This is why they are so friendly”

Jon Monks: “Northumbrians don’t see many people. This is why they are so friendly”

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Q&A interview with Jon Monks of Sheperds Walks. Jon completes our interesting and informative In the Know interview.

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