Esh - Ushaw College - Neville's Cross - Esh

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The walk starts from the village of Esh, perched on the high ridge overlooking Langley Park. Pleasant panoramic field-walking follows to pass Ushaw College, the former Catholic Seminary. Further field- and railway path-walking leads to Beaurepaire, a ruined medieval priory and rest home for the monks of Durham Cathedral, where the Scottish army camped on the eve of the Battle of Neville's Cross. From here the route continues along lanes and fields to emerge at Neville's Cross, an area on the western outskirts of Durham City where the fiercest fighting took place during the battle. Pleasant riverside paths alongside the River Browney precedes the intersection with railway paths for a long, flat walk to just south of Esh. The final lap ascends the ridge on farm tracks to return to Esh Village.

England - North England - Durham - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
25/11/2014 - Graham Barthorpe

Loved the history content of this walk, battle sites and disused railways. Less than 1 mile of road (all with pavement) so quite good for dogs, no livestock in the fields. Some mud but majority good underfoot. The Lodge Pub is now a Sainsburys local

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