Middleton-in-Teesdale - Hardberry Hill - Newbiggin - Middleton

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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-Teesdale. 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 the 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 and Pennine Way long-distance paths. The remainder of the walk is mainly level as the route tracks the 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
7/6/2023 - paul lawrence

This walk had lovely views, and the route was explained really well. However there were a great many stiles, hardly any of which were dog-friendly. We managed to coach our 10 year old Collie over most (not all) of them, but it was time-consuming and not straightforward. There was one chest-height wall that was impossible for him and it took both of us to lift him over. If you have a larger or less agile dog, we would advise against this walk.

4/17/2019 - 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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24.3 Miles