Along the Tyne

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!

Near Riding MillNear CorbridgeStyford HallRiding MillOld farm buildingsHowden Dene in the distanceWe 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).


  1. mv71 · December 29, 2013

    loving the long shadows, brilliant!

  2. Cara Lockhart Smith · December 29, 2013

    Yeh, we’re on no puddings, no garlic bread, no nothing nice until the situation improves markedly… thank you for these photographs, they recall to me a beautiful part of the world I used to travel across some years ago, and sometimes visit too.

    • northumbrianlight · December 30, 2013

      I was genuinely prompted by your walks along the Tweed, it is good to be near water (rivers being second best to the sea).

  3. restlessjo · December 29, 2013

    Oh don’t! I’m on a mission to eat my weight in Christmas pud, and I’m almost there 🙂
    I’ve walked that route. Perhaps I should repeat it a time or three!

    • northumbrianlight · December 30, 2013

      Dare I admit that in the near 20 years we have lived here, we have never done that route before. We always used to walk west, either south of the river towards Devil’s Water or north towards the Roman site.
      Keep attacking that pud, you will have it beat soon I am sure 🙂

  4. LaVagabonde · December 30, 2013

    Looks like you had some good light on your walk. Fantastic photos, as usual, Robin. Le Husband and I did the same yesterday – went for a long walk along the Danube to stretch out the suddenly tight trousers…and then we rewarded ourselves with pizza and cheesecake. ‘Tis the season. 😉

    • northumbrianlight · December 30, 2013

      Thanks Julie – walking the Danube sounds much more romantic. It was a fabulous light yesterday but the dark has returned today……along with the tight trousers 🙂

  5. Tina Schell · December 30, 2013

    Very beautiful shots Robin! And I agree with your shrinking pants comment, sadly! No more chocolate chips for me I’m afraid 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · December 31, 2013

      Thanks Tina………chocolate chips, now that DOES sound interesting 🙂

  6. littledogslaughed · December 31, 2013

    Lovely landscapes-those clouds are spectacular-

  7. Mary Gilmartin · January 1, 2014

    Happy New Year 2014!

  8. onceuponanape · January 12, 2014

    so gracefully classic!

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