Monthly Archives: May 2019

246. Sunderland to Shields Ferry (South Shields)

June 2013 This walk would take me from the banks of the river Wear to the banks of the river Tyne, the two rivers after which this area is named (Tyne and Wear). I had expected a fairly industrial walk … Continue reading

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245. Easington Colliery to Sunderland

August 2014 On this walk I’d be returning to the former mining town of Easington Colliery and following the coast north to reach the city of Sunderland, part of modern day Tyne and Wear but historically part of County Durham. … Continue reading

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Special: The most northerly coast (part 1 of 5)

June 2018 (My most recent post about the walk from Hartlepool to Easington Colliery, where there were once coal ropeways dumping¬† mining waste directly in the sea reminded me of somewhere else I’ve seen similar equipment, though no longer operating. … Continue reading

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244. Hartlepool to Easington Colliery

June 2014 Today was the longest day of the year (the 21st June) and I’d be marking it by doing the first section of a coastal walk that was now part of the (still unfinished) England Coast Path. This was … Continue reading

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243. Middlesbrough to Hartlepool

March 2014 After my last walk through the very industrial landscape around Middlesbrough, I wasn’t in a hurry to come back. So it was nearly a year after my last walk ended here that I came back. The north side … Continue reading

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