Middleton in Teesdale - Hardberry Hill - Newbiggin

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A nice little walk through woods and fields up to the Open Access Land of Hardberry Hill north of Middleton-in-Teeesdale. A pleasant descent off the moor reveals great panoramic views of the high fells on the south side of the valley before the final section of the walk follows River Tees back to Middleton.

The walk starts from the centre of the village and gradually rises through a pleasant wood and fields to the farming hamlet of Auckside. The route then descends steeply into the deep gully of How Gill. Level walking then follows through the wooded Hudes Hope Valley before the route once again rises steeply through fields to arrive onto the Open Access Land of Hardberry Hill Fell at the highest point of the walk. The walk then starts to descend steeply through a series of fields and a short section of surfaced road to intersect the village of Newbiggin. A little field walking then delivers the walker to the River Tees where the route intersects the combined Teesdale Way/Pennine Way long distance paths. The remainder of the walk is mainly level as the route tracks the River Tees downstream back to Middleton.

England - North England - Durham - Teesdale

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
17/04/2019 - Jill Dixon

Another fantastic walk by Alan. Completed on 15/4/19. A great variation of moors, fields, lanes, and riverside with excellent views. Clear and detailed guidance. Very easy to follow.

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