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Chris and Liz 14th - 24th September

A visit to Nigel and Frances in Duddo, Northumberland

I have written this extensive journey as there were some good routes new to us.

Southampton, Bicester, Buckingham, Akeley,  Towcester, Northampton, Wellingborough, Stamford, Market Deeping, Spalding Frampton Marsh. Boston, Louth, Keelby, Humber Bridge, Market Weighton, around York (nasty), Tollerton, Pilmoor (Angela and Richard Carter’s home), Scotch Corner, Boldron, Barnard Castle, Middleton in Teasdale, Alston, Haydon Bridge, Bellingham, Charlton (The Boe Rigg), Bellingham Otterburn, Rothbury, Wooler, Duddo.

Duddo, Kelso, Jedburgh, A68 to Rochester, Corbridge (great road), Carterway Heads, Stanhope, Barnard Castle, Boldron; Scotch Corner, A1(M) Wetherby, past Doncaster, Blyth, Retford, Hayton; Retford, Tuxford, Newark, A46 Bingham, Leicester, M1 Northampton, Towcester, Akeley, A43, past Oxford, Newbury, Home. Total = 968 miles


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  Akeley      
 
     
 
TOP The farm used to be a Llama farm but only one remains. Punk Llama
  RSPB Frampton Marsh. We are allowed to stay in the csr park. But no snack bar etc as it was closed for renovation. Compared with previious visits very few birds.
 
  Grey-lag geese Avocet
 
TOP Wind-ruffled Black-tailed Godwit Dunlin and, on the right, a tiny Little Stint. A kind old lady told us where it was or i would have missed it.
  Pilmoor. At Beech House he home of Angela and Richard Carter who we met last summer when camping in Tuchan in the South of France
 
  Camping at sunset Angela's Guinea fowl
 
TOP Angela demonstrating her silk-screen printing of her beautiful pictures. See her work on her website:
  Bowfield Farm, Boldron. A favourite site run by Wendy, Mark and their son Josh. Wonderful for sheep, Curlew and good walks.
 
  Home with great views over the hills The kind downhill start to our walks
 
 
  A favourite walk  
  The journey from Bellingham to Duddo  
 
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  The Boe Rigg at Charlton. Good restaurant and simple site with good walks
 
  Setting off up the hill for a view of the campsite Good walking country
 
TOP We are parked in the centre   Press control and + for better view Our neighbours
  Duddo   Home of cellist/architect and one of my oldest and best friends  
 
  Nigel welcoming us My two best friends by Nigel's cottage - developed from a village forge plus smith's cottage
 
  All set up for music view from down the road
 
TOP The plod up to 'the stones'. The distant Cheviot hills
  Hayton, near Retford     A simple site down a narrow bumpy lane. By a canal for nice walks.  
 
 
  Grumpy moorhen Rooks grabbiing a bit of late afternoon September sunshine
 
TOP A very green walk  
     
  Akeley again. Last night.  
 
  On our short afternoon walk
 
TOP Our farm host going into her farmhouse Sorry to see you going; see you next year I hope