Wolsingham - Thornley - Roddymoor - Crook

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The intention of this linear walk is to park up in Crook, catch the service bus up the dale to Wolsingham, then walk back to Crook along lanes and through fields.

Leaving Wolsingham, the route starts with a long section of picturesque riverside walking between the River Wear and the Weardale Heritage Railway on a section of the Weardale Way long-distance footpath. The route eventually parts company with the Weardale Way and heads uphill through the valley of the Bradley Beck to intersect the village of Thornley, from where there are great views looking both up and down the dale. The route then descends to pass through the steep, wooded gorge carrying the Thornley Beck before rising to emerge at the A68 road, where the route passes the Helme Park Hall Hotel. A little field- and lane-walking then delivers the walker to the highest point of the walk near to Park Wall Farm, where the route skirts around a deep opencast mine. The remainder of the walk is downhill along tracks and minor roads that intersect the small village of Roddymoor before finally arriving in the marketplace in Crook.

England - North England - Durham - Weardale


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland

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