Next Footpaths Group Walk

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.

Next Footpaths Group Walk

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.

Christmas Church Services

There will be a carol service at St Cuthbert’s church, Carham, at 11.00 am on Sunday 19 December, and on Christmas day (which is a Saturday) there will be holy communion at 9.30 am. There will not be a service at the church on Sunday 26 December. Services at the church resume their usual pattern (morning worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month) on Sunday 9 January.

Farm Walk: Wark Common Farm

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.

70th British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

This national event, which is held in a different part of the country each year, takes place at Mindrum Mill on 9 and 10 October 2021. Featuring heavy horses, vintage tractors and giant steam ploughing engines, this is a rare opportunity to see how farming has changed over the last 300 years. As well as the ploughing competitions, there are trade stands, displays and demonstrations, country crafts, shopping, food stalls and tractor and trailer rides, all of which make it a great day out for all the family. Car parking is free, admission each day is £12 per adult, and children over five years old pay just £1. For more information, including the full programme of events, visit the Society of Ploughmen website. The first event of each day is at 08.45 hrs and the last event starts at 17.00 hrs.

Next Footpaths Group Walk

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.