Micro Event: Tees Valley Wander

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Apr 10
2021

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£12.50
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A slightly longer walk to test the limbs, tracks, lanes, easy gradients 22km, 13.6miles

Join Steven and the OutdoorLads on a longer , quieter walk in rural County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The route explores the field paths, woodland trails, bridleways, quiet lanes and joins the Teesdale Way at several points revealing interesting distant perspectives of the Cleveland Hills to the south and the Pennines to the West. The country hike is completed in several loops never wandering too far from the River Tees

This area is popular for horse riding so there will be many horses in the fields here and we are likely to pass a couple of people on horseback. 

The walk visits three old churches firstly a Saxon Church hidden in a copse of trees, tucked away near a farm a mile or so from the nearest settlement. 

The leader has spent a lot of time in this area and has found that a day out here is very peaceful with just the occasional airplane flying overhead , the runway of Teesside Airport is not too far away to the north.

There is an abundance of bird life on this walk great for the enthusiastic birders among our group.

Although this is a longer walk being over 13 miles the terrain is largely flat with only four small rises spread out throughout the walk.

So come along return to the countryside, test them legs and enjoy a full day out in good company.

All photographs used in this event page were taken by the walk leader and permission is given to OutdoorLads for their use.

 

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  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
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Teesdale Way Signpost Low Middleton
St Georges Church
Tees Valley crop field
Bridlepath with line of trees
View across field to mature trees and historic church
Old church in silhouette against a blue and wispy cloud sky
View from river bridge the riverbanks thickly wooded OutdoorLad in the foreground
Teesdale Way Signpost Low Middleton
St Georges Church
Tees Valley crop field
Bridlepath with line of trees
View across field to mature trees and historic church
Old church in silhouette against a blue and wispy cloud sky
View from river bridge the riverbanks thickly wooded OutdoorLad in the foreground

Location

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