Tag Archives: Weardale Way

Walking in Weardale – St John’s Chapel, Cowshill and Wearhead

Here is another post for my occasional series of Weardale walking routes. This route is approximately 7.5 miles, with some steep climbs and boggy paths, and a couple of tricky navigation spots. Well worth it for the ever-changing scenery and … Continue reading

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Quarries toads and chickens

The main reason I’ve moved to Crook is that it is very easy to get up into Weardale. Weardale is a walkers’ paradise, largely because hardly anyone can be bothered to visit. An earlier work trip to Birmingham meant I … Continue reading

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Spring foraging

Today is the official first day of Spring. It is also the Spring Equinox and Celebrate Our Forests Day (the latter is basically a celebration for the #SaveOurForests campaign, but it’s also World Forest Day tomorrow). So what did I … Continue reading

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Beware of the hedgehog

Unlike Teesdale, with its veinlike network of satellite dales, Weardale singlemindedly cuts through the landscape from Wearhead to Crook, with the exception of a few short but beautiful valleys on its northern flank. Rookhope is one such diversion, and my … Continue reading

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