Greta Bridge - Greta Gorge - Brignall Banks

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A challenging walk through the Greta Gorge from the hamlet of Greta Bridge. The outward leg traverses the southern part of the gorge and the return leg travels the northern section. The varied terrain includes roads, lanes and fields along with the impressive and interesting steep-sided gorge. There are parts of the walk where caution is required, with steep drops as well as boulder-hopping alongside the river. The walk is best tackled in the drier months of the year.

The route starts with road-, field- and wood-walking. Farm tracks and fields then take the walker into the south side of the wooded Greta Gorge. The track through the gorge varies from river level to high above the river, mainly on good tracks but occasionally across boulders. The route briefly leaves the gorge before returning for a delightful part that also includes a small marshy section. The last part of the south section is through fields before the route crosses the River Greta over a road-bridge to start the northern section of the gorge. The first third of the return leg is through fields before the walk re-enters the gorge but this time almost always on good clear tracks. The final third of the return leg is mainly through undulating fields with a little wooded section to arrive back at Greta Bridge.

England - North England - Durham - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Pub, Restaurant, River, Wildlife, Woodland
7/8/2020 - Gary COOK

Superb walk although probably better suited to adventurous ramblers as there are quite a few sections where the path is very uneven and you need to be careful where you are putting your feet. My husband wore shorts and wished he hadn't as the paths in the woodland/gorge are quite overgrown at this time of year with nettles and blackberry briars. When you are not in the gorge the scenery is beautiful and we saw lots of wildlife and birds. Walk completed 7.7.20.

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