The next walk organised by the footpaths group will be on Saturday 9 April 2022. This 4.5 mile walk will revisit the bridleway, footpaths and quiet lanes first visited by the footpaths group in November 2018. Please come prepared for some uneven terrain. Everyone is welcome, including well-behaved dogs on leads. Meet at Pressen Farm (NT 836359) at 10am. For more information, email the walks organiser or call 07557 211 564.
To mark the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, Carham Parish Council has planted ten native trees at West Learmouth. The ten trees are the parish’s contribution to The Queen’s Green Canopy – a UK-wide tree-planting initiative created to commemorate the jubilee. The trees were donated by Northumberland County Council as part of its free tree give-away scheme, and were planted by two volunteers. A generous anonymous donation paid for more than half of the cost of stakes and deer guards, while the parish council covered the rest of the cost. A further 12 trees, also donated, were planted close by, bringing the total number of trees planted to 22. Land for the trees, which are where the public footpath meets the byway at the old West Learmouth railway sidings, was generously allocated by Mrs Moore of West Learmouth Farm. A commemorative plaque will be put in place in due course.
The next walk organised by the Footpaths Group will be on Saturday 5 February 2022. This five-mile winter walk, along footpaths, farm fields and tracks, and quiet lanes, will pass the remains of an old industrial site and cross a disused railway line. Everyone is welcome, including well-behaved dogs on leads (there will be sheep along some of the way – be careful not to disturb them). Some of the walk could be muddy or icy, so please come prepared. Meet by the telephone box in Wark at 10 am. There is parking on the main road or in the car park in Wark village. For more information, email the walks organiser or call 01890 850 339.
The next walk organised by the Footpaths Group will be on Sunday 17 October 2021 at 2 pm. The walk, of about three miles, will be led by Peter Straker-Smith, who will explain the workings of the 1,000 acre, mostly arable, farm and its points of interest. The terrain is on paths and grass, so please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Parking is available at the meeting point, which is the yard behind the farm buildings. Everyone is welcome, but no dogs please. For more information, contact the Footpaths Group organiser.
The next walk organised by the Footpaths Group will be on Saturday 18 September 2021. The group walks all the public rights of way in Carham parish, to keep them in use and to identify and report any problems to Northumberland County Council. This next walk will revisit the footpaths and byways that were first covered in summer 2018. Has anything changed since then? Find out by joining the walk, which starts at 10 am from the phone box in Wark. Everyone is welcome, including well-behaved dogs on leads. Please come prepared for long grass and some uneven terrain. For more information, see our Walks page or email the walks organiser.
The next walk organised by the Footpaths Group will be on Saturday 26 June, starting at 10 am at the layby on the B6350 west of Wark. The walk will cover four miles of riverside and farmland around Carham and Shidlaw. Everyone is welcome, but no dogs at landowners’ request. Please be prepared for some overgrown vegetation and uneven terrain. Car transfers will be provided for the short distance from the layby to the start of the walk, to avoid walking on the busy road. If you would like to come along, please contact the walks organiser, Janet Chubb, for more information including Covid-19 guidelines.
The next walk organised in association with the Footpaths Group will be on Sunday 20 October 2019 at 1 pm. The walk, led by Tom Fairfax, will include part of the bridleway and the Scottish border, and will explore some of the ecology and history associated with the farm at Mindrum. The terrain is on paths and grass, with a gradual climb up to 650 ft and, weather permitting, stunning views from the top. The walk is just under five miles, with opportunities to shorten it if preferred. Everyone is welcome; well-behaved dogs are welcome, too, provided they are kept on a lead. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and meet at Mindrum Farm at 1 pm. For more information, contact Tom Fairfax
The next walk organised by the Footpaths Group will be on Saturday 15 June, starting at 10.00 am from the play park in Wark. This 4.5 mile walk will explore some of the footpaths in and around the village before heading off to Shidlaw and then Wark Common. In order to make this walk circular, sections of it will be on public roads and will pass by some of the common land that is in the Parish. For more information, contact Janet Chubb on 01890 850 339.