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Hexham Book Festival – Joe Simpson Lecture

Last night we attended a fascinating lecture at The Queens Hall.  The guest speaker was Joe Simpson. Joe is a climber and writer.  His most famous book, “Touching the Void,” is a powerful, true story of the horrific injuries he suffered during the descent of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes, but more importantly, what Read more

Cool Camping: England, Northumberland

It’s official. Camping is cool. With designer floral-print tents, self-inflating air mattresses and state-of-the-art campsite facilities, it’s no longer a chore to head for the hills at the weekend. A generation raised on summer festivals and gap-year backpacking has rediscovered the great outdoors as a tonic to high-density urban life. And there’s no better way Read more