County Durham Festive Riverside Wander

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Dec 27
2022

6 people attending

14 places left

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Dec 26 at 18:30:00
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15.3km, 9..5 miles long will be done at a moderate pace, no steep climbs of note

Come and join Steven and a group of fellow walkers in the quieter middle reaches of the River Tees for a walk close to a historic market town.
This walk although not short in length is relatively easy to complete there are only a few shorter climbs and the terrain is easy to make faster progress , most paths apart from the last section through thick forest are wider and easy to navigate.

The route shows the area off well starting through woodland and skirting a golf course before a long straight track brings the far reaching views toward the hills above and the upper Tees valley.

A walk down a short steep slope will bring the group to the confluence of the River Balder and the River Tees and the area is ideal for a picnic stop not far from Cotherstone Crag.

A short walk uphill arrives at the village where Hannah Hauxwell also known as 'The Daughter of The Dales' spent the years of her later life in relative luxury in a small house.

Winding through on little lanes the footpaths beside the river are again reached and passing through the embankment of a long abandoned railway line the group will eventually reach the forested valley of Deepdale,  This is a nature reserve and is managed for the benefit of rare flora and fauna.

A slow descent leads back to the River Tees and the market town above.

This walk has plenty to offer, a good introduction to the area with historic buildings, railway heritage and pretty stretches of countryside.

So see the Festive season in the beauty of County Durham.

Photo Credits: All taken by the walk leader on an earlier walk reccie, permission is granted for OutdoorLads to use in this event and any future events.

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OutdoorLad by the River Tees
Deepdale nature reserve footpath view
Footpath sign above the River Tees
Looking towards Cotherstone Crag River Tees view
OutdoorLad by the River Tees
Deepdale nature reserve footpath view
Footpath sign above the River Tees
Looking towards Cotherstone Crag River Tees view