Testing trek through countryside south of Durham

The Advertiser Series: Countryside south of Durham explored on guided walk Countryside south of Durham explored on guided walk

VOLUNTEER rangers Fiona and David Eltringham lead a nine-and-a-half mile guided walk through countryside south of Durham tomorrow (Tuesday March 25).

The walk, which could take up to four-and-a-half hours to complete, begins at Sunderland Bridge, the old road crossing of the River Wear, at Croxdale, off the B6300, at 10.30am.

It is described as of “medium/long” difficulty, with a £4 charge for all those taking part.

CAMERAS CLICKING: Keen lensmen and women looking for good vantage points for different views of Durham are invited to join a photography walk through the city tomorrow (Tuesday March 25).

Photographer Philip Nixon leads the “easy” two-mile walk: “Maiden Castle and the Nobby Stiles Boathouse”, which is expected to take up to two hours to complete, starting from Baths Bridge, near Elvet Waterside, at 10am.

PIANO RECITAL: Popular Latvian pianist Arta Articane gives a recital at Belmont Parish Hall, off Broomside Lane, Belmont, near Durham, on Friday (March 28), at 2.30pm.

It will feature works by Debussy, including Clair de Lune, Grieg and Rachmaninov.

Tickets cost £7 and can be bought at the door, on the day, with further information available via www.belmontparishhall.org.uk, or by ringing 0191-384 8348.

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