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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Weardale’s beautiful sandstone gate posts were quarried, hand chiseled and set in place when labour was cheap, and when gate widths were determined by the needs of horse drawn vehicles.   (The English farm gate width had been set at six feet based on the width of the English farm cart, which in turn…
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- Wolsingham Pool is 15.24m long, 6.06m deep and x 0.914m deep. It has a walkway around the pool and male and female changing rooms with toilets and showers. - The pool is used by Wolsingham School during term time, when public swimming hours are restricted - see below. Full Lifestyle…
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Weardale's amazing heated open air swimming pool is open from late May to early September. The pool is supervised by trained lifeguards. For opening times, prices and admissions policy click on the pool website link below left. The main pool measures 25m x 13m and slopes gently from 1m (3 feet)…
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Stanhope Walk: Carrs Top (the Easy Way) Length: 3.5 miles Ascent: 530 feet Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Map: Explorer OL31 North Pennines Start: Take the A689 from Stanhope towards Eastgate and at the outskirts of Stanhope turn left on the B6278 towards Middleton in Teesdale . After about 2 miles you…
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