Eggleston Common – Hamsterley Forest

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An enjoyable hike across Eggleston Common and through the eastern part of Hamsterley Forest. The varied route includes a moorland road and both rough and easy fell-walking, as well as a long section through the huge Hamsterley Forest on good wide stony tracks.

The walk starts with a long walk down a quiet moorland road before the route rises steeply onto the vast Eggleston Common, where the route intersects a remote shooters' hut. Rough walking through knee-length heather follows as the route then descends the southern slope of the moor to intersect a clear track that takes the walker into the huge Hamsterley Forest. A long walk through the forest on wide forest roads follows before the route leaves the forest and enters a deep-sided gulley as the walk rises gently to return to the car-parking area.

Compass skills are required on this walk.

England - North England - Durham - North Pennines


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, River, Wildlife, Woodland

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