Moorsley - Littletown - Elemore Woods - Moorsley

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A circular walk round some of Durham's lovely countryside, starting in Moorsley and visiting the small hamlet of Littlestown. The walk goes over Pittington Hill and then over to Elemore Woods. Elemore Woods has a rich history. In the Elizabethan period, Elemore Hall was built in the valley for the Baker family, who were local colliery owners. As part of the landscaping, the woods were transformed into 'pleasure grounds' and some of the unspoilt character of the ancient woodlands destroyed. Carriageways were constructed though the valley, walkways cut into the valley sides and the stream dammed to form lakes – the site of a lake, drained in the 1920s, can still be seen today.

England - North England - Durham - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Wildlife, Woodland

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4.4 Miles
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15.6 Miles