This section deals with ways to get around and places to visit. The street map section allows you to find any street in the UK and with Maporama you can also browse Europe. My local area is also here as Northumberland in the north of England is amongst the most beautiful anywhere. I also love the North West of England and it is also represented here. Overall this is a mild geography site. If there are places you think I should visit let me know and I will add sites to this page. 

GPS Equipment here

This picture of Warkworth was taken by Graham Kirby and captures really well the beauty of Northumberland.  There are many castles such as Bamburgh, Warkworth and Dunstanburgh. There are villages like Etal and Ford where some of the great battles of the north have been fought, not to mention the infamous James Wallace and the Border Rievers.  There are also  miles of un-spoilt beaches. Northumberland  is certainly worth a visit. Why not visit the Tyne Web Cam here>>

Street-map Sites: This is the section of street map sites. You just type in a  postcode and you will find the street map. Who needs an A-Z now then?.
  • Street This site provides address searching and street map facilities for the UK. We currently have street and road maps for the whole of mainland Britain.
  • Maporama This is a French site so it covers more than just the UK. It says it covers the World.
  • Fugawi offer excellent digital maps using Ordnance Survey and Get Mapping enabling you to view the whole country on your computer. they also have software for in-car GPS systems and Marine systems.
  • Get Mapping Superb aerial photo maps. Put in your post code and see your house from the air. Really good maps.



  The Royal Mail site  is the one  that  have found most useful and simple to use. You can also go the other way and find addresses from existing post codes. Post code finders: to help with the above street maps that all require a post code to operate.

  • Ordnance Survey The site where the large scale maps for walkers and cyclists are made.
  • E-Street Welcome to e-street's improved city guide. It's faster, more reliable, easier to use and now includes 12 cities in the UK and Ireland. is a free online business directory providing a completely different and revolutionary way to search for places to visit, shop, eat, drink, party and stay.
  • Timeout City guides Time Out takes you straight to the action with city guides to the world's top 34 cities. We review thousands of the best restaurants, clubs and bars, assess the hotels and show you the finest sights and shows. Wherever you're going, we have the lowdown on this month's hottest events.
  • Wish you were here This is the site from the famous TV series. You can find information on the current places they have visited.
  • Lonely Planet is passionate about bringing people together, about understanding our world, and about people sharing experiences that enrich everyone's lives. We aim to inspire people to explore, have fun, and travel often. And we strive to provide travellers everywhere with reliable, comprehensive and independent travel information.
  • 5 minutes away  Excellent site that is a directory of services and facilities available for motorists within 5 minutes of each motorway junction, so you should never find yourself stuck for somewhere to go.
  • Walking World Go to Find a Walk and click anywhere on the UK map for the easy search for all walks within 50 miles.
    For a more specific search click on the Advanced Search button and select a walk by area, walk grade or length.
  • Walklink Walking in the UK is fun... walking is healthy... and we make it easy for you to find a UK walk that is suited to your level of fitness and ability.
  • High Places We organise and run friendly and informal treks, hikes, climbs and ski-tours in high places worldwide. Successful since 1988.Details of all our trips, and a vast majority of our detailed itineraries are now available online, on this website. Please contact the office for a copy of our brochure as well if you prefer.
  • Blyth Borough: This is where I live. Blyth UK. Loads of information about my local area if it should interest you Northumberland's largest town, with a thrice weekly market. Historically it grew as the major seaport for the export of Northumberland coal. It also had its own deep mines, the last of which, Bates Colliery, closed in the early 1980's. There is a  Street map. here.
  • Blyth Net Here you will find information on all aspects of Blyth in Northumberland. Browse the photo album, post your thoughts on the message board, find shops or services or find the latest news, music and current happenings. It is all here at your finger tips. Should you find something missing or have any suggestions for improving the site, please don't hesitate to let us know.
  • Pictures of Blyth contains photo's of Blyth from the past, the present and also showing the old photos along with the present day photo. Now includes the present day Public House's of Blyth, and Coming Soon Photos of Blyth Power Station Chimneys being demolished
  • North East Digital gives excellent post card images of the north of England in days gone by. The images are of actual post cards in monochrome and tinted. An excellent site for historical photographs.
  • Northumberland communities website contains a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland’s heritage, providing a base for studying the County’s history. The website provides a starting point for understanding the development of communities in Northumberland. It also seeks to illustrate the range of sources for family and local history research that are available via Northumberland Archives Service.
  • Blyth Photographs is an excellent site for those living in my home town. It doesn't stop there however. The region is well covered with many more towns plus ordnance survey maps, plans, manuscripts and other printed material. A very interesting site.
  • Blyth Churches is a portal site for all the churches in Blyth giving service times, history and events.
  • The Seaton Delaval web site is there to promote the local history of the Northumberland village of Seaton Delaval, seen through the eyes of the local people.
  • Visit Britain: Is the tourist guide to Britain. Their new section Britain for Less will give you lots of ideas on how to keep the cost of your visit down. Search for good value accommodation, free events and attractions and take a look at the tips for saving money. Also the new animated website Virtual Journey is now live. 

    Visit Britain Map:   This is the map section of the Visit Britain site.

  • North East on-line: Is an excellent Geordie site about the north east of England and Newcastle. New features like the Ex-Pats section will help Geordies all over the world keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones at home. Local communities, schools and charities can have their own web sites with IC Newcastle. You can also chat to new friends, take part in online discussions.
  • 1-4 The Web North East 1-4 the Web, the one for the North East of England, has developed an interesting and informative site for locals and visitors to the North East. The site attracts hundreds of visitors seeking out information and businesses throughout the area. The Tyne Bridge Webcam has been in operation since June 2000 and has proved to be of great interest to visitors both local and world wide.
  • Arriva Buses and timetables for the main bus from my home to the major cities locally.
  • George and Dragon Inn: Located in the heart of Wensleydale in a pretty village, amongst glorious scenery, the George and Dragon Inn is a charming old Yorkshire Dales inn dating from the 17th century, and is full of character. This inn ghas superb food and gave me one of the best breaks I have ever had.
  • Dalegarth: is a unique and exciting cluster of eleven cottages, family designed, constructed and managed, set in the landscaped grounds of an extensive old walled garden.
  • Skipton Web: This is the site of the beautiful Skipton and the surrounding area. I have had a great holiday in that area and it really is worth a visit.
  • Tennants Arms: Nestling under Kilnsey Crag alongside the route of the original pack-horse road, the Tennant Arms was built in the seventeenth century as a coaching inn serving travellers passing through Wharfedale. It is ideally situated for walking and touring, and is within easy reach of the market town of Skipton and spa towns of Harrogate and Ripon, or for visiting Bolton Abbey and numerous local castles
  • The Magnesia Bank  is a pub in North Shields (North UK) Renowned for our Live Music throughout the World, the 'Mag' continues to feature, local, national and international artists both in the bar and The Bank Suite. As a past Live Music Pub of Great Britain winner we maintain a policy of FREE entertainment 3 nights a week plus extra events such as our highly successful 'Blues & Booze' Bank Holiday weekends. Well worth a visit if your in the area.
  • Web Weekends: remains the UK’s first and only weekend break specialist, with more than 2000 weekends featured both at home and abroad. Launched in June 2000 and now work with around 100
  • different suppliers, from the biggest names in the travel industry to small, specialist tour operators and individual hotels
  • Country Holidays: Prepare to escape from the stresses of everyday life. Prepare to do as much or as little as you like. Prepare to indulge your every interest, from hill walking to bird watching, fishing to golf. This is the freedom you can enjoy with a country cottage holiday.
  • Travel lodge: Whenever you travel, you'll find a Travelodge offering superb facilities and unbeatable value. We have lodges in over 200 locations nationwide, on motorways and A roads, in town and city centres, near tourist attractions and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
  • Geordie Pride Come on into Geordie Pride and find out all about the culture and humour that makes a Geordie. Just make sure that you enjoy yourself!
  • The South Shields Sand dancers Their aim is to make this web site the biggest single source of information for the people of South Shields and  our next door neighbours. As you will see as you look around our site we have a strong tropical theme to it on many of our pages, this came about in response  to yet another so called "news article" in the national press about how its still "grim up north". Visit this site and find out its not so grim!
GPS mapping equipment
  • Garmin IQue 3600 is the first PDA to include integrated GPS technology. With the power of Palm OS® 5 and the dependability of Garmin® GPS technology, this "Super PDA" redefines multi-tasking. Our integrated software not only allows you to look up appointments or contacts, but also locates and routes you to them with voice-guidance commands!
GPS mapping equipment 
  • GPS Resource is the best site to get information on GPS systems and iformation in general. A really packed site.

 This page was last updated on 20/09/05

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