Thursday, 4 July 2013

A-Walking: Cow Green Reservoir to Middleton-in-Teesdale

Our three walks on Sunday, 30th June, each took place in the Teesdale area of County Durham. The A-Walk started from the car park at Cow Green Reservoir, the B-Walk commenced at Hanging Shaw while the C-Walk set-off from Langdon Beck. All walks finished in Middleton-in-Teesdale.
The A-Walk was led by Jane Thompson (pictured below). There were nine walkers in the group. Jane's route took in a section of the Pennine Way, Ettersgill, Coldberry and Hudes Hope. It covered a distance of 14.9 miles.
Jane Thompson - A-Walk leader
After leaving our drop-off location, we headed south to Cauldron Snout where we joined the Pennine Way. We followed this in an easterly direction in order to reach the minor road near Langdon Beck Youth Hostel. From here we navigated a picturesque route to Ettersgill, Ashdub, Broadley's Gate and Moor House.
From Moor House, we had a good climb over moorland terrain in order to reach the high-ground between Lord's Allotment and Coldberry Grains. We had some spectacular views from here - and during our descent into Hudes Hope. There was lots of evidence of the old lead-mining activity to be seen here.
After crossing Hudeshope Beck, we had an easy 'downhill' trek, in a southerly direction, following the route of the beck, to the end of the walk in Middleton-in-Teesdale.
A selection of some of the photos that we took during today's walking expedition can be seen by clicking on the pink button below:

Many thanks to Jane Thompson and Phil Barker for taking the photographs.



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