• Weardale Way Section 4

    Songbirds’ gentle calls echo through the bare branches, punctuated by the raucous calls of jays. Dippers alight on stones in the broken river and deep pools slow the water’s flow to a languid current where herons, mallards and goosander abound. The river ‘steams’ and cradles this mist as the air is still. No farmstead windmills turn and the cold air envelops the walker.

    Read more in the Long Distance Walks section: Weardale Way

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  • Weardale Way Section 3

    Another fine day out in the hills: A place to rediscover the soul and feel the peace and freedom that open spaces afford.

    Stanhope through to Wolsingham via fine Weardale scenery and the interest of industrial archaeology throughout. An oft neglected coner of the United Kingdom- the North Pennines AONB hides many a gem just waiting to be discovered.

    Read more on 'The Weardale Way, in the Long Distance Walks section of the website.

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  • Where two rivers rush to The Lune

    Walking in the dark days of Winter, when daylight hours shorten and dampness descends, can be a time when landscapes seem to hibernate and hide away from the causal onlooker. However, for those who care to look beyond obscured summits, a world of wonder awaits.

    See 'The Howgills' section of the website: Where two rivers rush to The Lune

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  • Ladies Walk, Langwathby

    There are walks that are done frequently: to wake up and enliven the senses, to walk the dog or to wind down at the end of the day. Such walks, made over a period of time, can be done in ‘autopilot mode’ or can reveal detail as the seasons pass.

    Ladies walk in Langwathby, is such a walk. Designed for the ladies of the Musgrave family of Eden Hall to ramble alongside the River Eden, this is a short walk that rewards at all times of the year.

    Read more in the Eden Valley section of the website.

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  • Jenny Brown's Point circular, Silverdale

    Beginning and concluding at the Wolf House teashop to the south of Silverdale, the walk encompasses the delights of coastal walking with the vast expanse of Morecambe Bay and the delights of the ancient deciduous woodlands that dot the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    The walk follows the road heading south indicated as 'Jenny Brown's Point' passing Gibraltar Farm (Great ice cream) and Lindeth Tower, where Elizabeth Gaitskell wrote 'Ruth' . Continue onwards until a gate on the right indicated 'Jack Scout Cove' gives access to National Trust land.

    To read more... Head for the Arnside and Silverdale section of the website.

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