Cockfield - The Slack - South Side – Lynesack – Copley - Burnt Houses - Cockfield

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This is a route of historical interest, starting with a walk through Cockfield Fell, an area classified as an Ancient Monument. After a little lane-, woods- and field-walking the route then intersects the area around Copley, that was the site where a lead processing mill operated for a hundred years.

The walk starts from Cockfield Village and then descends the middle of the historic fell to intersect the former Haggerleases Railway at the famous Skew Bridge. The route next passes through the small villages of The Slack and Butterknowle before taking a pleasant riverside path through a narrow wood. A little road-, field- and lane-walking follows before the route arrives at the village of Copley, where the walk descends to an area where a former lead-smelting mill was located. From here the route follows a long, wide track through a wood, fields and a surfaced lane to intersect the hamlet of Burnt Houses. A short walk through fields and lanes returns you to Cockfield.

England - North England - Durham - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, River, Wildlife, Woodland

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