Castle Eden Dene

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A pleasant walk through the Castle Eden Dene Nature Reserve, the largest area of natural woodland in north-east England, renowned for yew trees.

This walk takes you on a circuit of the dene, starting close to Oakerside Dene Lodge. The walk heads west towards Gunner's Pool Bridge with its impressive gorge below.

Now on the southern banks of the dene, the walk climbs high up the banks to follow close to the dene's boundary, past the castle, eventually to reach close to the Garden of Eden bridge.

Turning west again, the walk returns to the start point, this time mainly following the dene's floor.

This is an excellent walk at all times of the year - but is particularly spectacular in autumn.

England - North England - Durham - Woodland or Forest


Birds, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
09/05/2012 - Anthony Hoy

Completed this walk in May 2012. The area is carpeted in wild Garlic and Bluebells. A beautiful walk on good paths. The Dene has had a Lottery Grant and has now got a small visitor area with public toilets at the car park. General information boards are on display as well as leaflets outlining two shorter walks in the Dene.

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