Sunshine days

Its the May bank holiday weekend so its a trip to the North East and Newcastle with its grand classical buildings – from Central Station to Grey Street and from Pilgrim Street to the Tyne – and its location not far from the Northumbrian coast and countryside.

fullsizeoutput_15ccA City whose wealth grew from the black gold of the coal trade and with the trades which grew around this –  a wander round the centre and the streets leading down to the Quayside where there is still evidence of the mining past

 

 

 

 

Buttercup field Hexham
Hexham

Fantastic weather and we took the train to Hexham with its beautiful Abbey and the rolling hills of  the surrounding countryside with hedgerows in bloom and buttercup fields.

Pegswood Viaduct
Viaduct on the Wansbeck

We took the train to Morpeth, north of Newcastle, and followed a walking trail to Bothal and back to Morpeth along the Wansbeck –  a walk that took us through over 2km of pretty riverside woods in the deep river valley.

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