I am on rations; I have been told that I have been eating and drinking far too much over the festive period but I know this to be completely untrue. It is a well-known fact that around the winter solstice, trousers shrink and only begin to expand again as the light returns. Consequently, in order to stretch my clothes, we embarked on a long walk around Corbridge and Riding Mill along the banks of the Tyne. It seems to have worked, I am sitting much more comfortably; I think I will reward my scientific endeavours with another mince pie 🙂
Happy New Year all!
We picked up the Tyne at Corbridge heading east towards Newcastle and leaving the river at Riding Mill Station opposite Styford Hall; the return route was along the A695 (click on the images to enlarge).