This is mainly a set of pictures taken on the reccy for yesterday’s guided walk wot I did..er…yesterday. Plus a few taken on the actual walk.
Lucky came on the reccy but wasn’t allowed on the the day becasue I’m not allowed a dog when I’m leading a walk. Instead, I had 24 people and Bailey the half-dog-half-hot-cross-bun and including Eric the steward and David (not Compulsory Dave, but David) the other steward.
The walk is about 13 miles from Mickleton station to Middleton in Teesdale and using huge lumps of the Teesdale Way, to Cotherstone Bridge and Romaldkirk. There’s a map at the end of this blogpost. Part of the route is currently diverted due to landslips at Fairy Cupboards.
Spring is springing too – Primroses, dandelions, coltsfoot, marsh matigolds, hellebore, lapwings, curlew, woodpecker, cheese and mustard butties… and the grouse-shooting people were sending up enormous columns of grey smoke on the moors.