Distance: 3.2 miles    Time: 2h    Difficulty: Beginner    Ascent: 335ft     Max Elevation: 555m This is a fine airy walk along a flat ridge, with glorious views throughout, totally at odds with the small amount of effort involved, like a walk from a cable car in the Alps, and…
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Stanhope Walk: Stanhope Bridge to Hag Bridge Distance: 4 miles    Time: 1h 40min    Difficulty: Beginner    Ascent: 276 ft Description:  This is an easy, low level walk following an unspoilt section of the   River Wear on the outward leg where dippers, kingfishers, goosander and herons may be…
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Distance: 1.2 miles    Time: 40 mins    Difficulty: Beginner    Ascent: 477 ft     Description:    If you’ve never walked up to a trig point (triangulation station) then this walk provides an easy and scenic way to break your duck.  It starts just outside Stanhope.   Perfect for a short stroll…
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Old decaying railway cattle trucks are a common sight around the fells of the North Pennines. This article attempts to explain how and why they got there in the context of the UK’s hill farming and meat transportation systems. The movement of meat on the hoof across Merrie England by drovers from…
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