Barnard Castle - Egglestone Abbey - Boldron - Deepdale Wood Circular

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A nice varied walk in three distinct parts including a riverside section, a long, open field section and finally a picturesque walk through a delightful wood. The route also takes in an old Norman Castle, a Premonstratensian Abbey and a lovely little unspoilt village.

The first part of the walk from Barnard Castle travels along a picturesque section of the River Tees before crossing the river to pass through the impressive remains of Eggleston Abbey. A long section of open-field walking then takes the walker to the lovely little village of Boldron. From here the route heads north to cross the A67, an old Roman Road, then through an Off-Road Driving Centre before entering the delightful long, narrow Deepdale Wood to emerge across a footbridge over the River Tees and return to Barnard Castle past the substantial remains of the ancient Norman fortress.

England - North England - Durham - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland
25/09/2017 - Chris Cully

A pleasant walk on a rather dull and misty day. I imagine it would be lovely in the summer. Note that the George and Dragon in Boldron is now a private residence.

02/11/2016 - Amanda Hooper

This walk, although pleasant, is very unfriendly for dogs as it goes through many sheep fields which have a large number of stiles to cross with no gaps in fencing at all. Therefore you have to lift dogs over which is very difficult if you have a large dog as we do!

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16.2 Miles