This is a personal blog mainly to do with hillwalking things but with other stuff as well.....maybe the odd rant..
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Come In Path 49
I got an email from Elaine at the Rights of Way Dept at Durham County Council asking if I’d like to adopt Footpath 49 in the parish of Crook, seeing as it had just been improved and it would be a good idea to keep an eye on it. She sent a map, and Footpath 49 looked so lonely and abandoned..and unadopted, that I had to say “yes”. I’ve been thinking of doing a bit more adopt-a-path stuff anyway, and this one is not that far from Pie Towers. So, today, I went and had a look. Its an interesting path and is well used – I met several dog walkers and their dogs today, and the surface shows a lot of evidence of use (its a bit muddy) It starts (or ends, depending on which way you go) at the dizzy height of 200 and a bit metres and descends gently as a fenced path to a housing estate, where it becomes a “snicket” and has tarmac – and it ends in an industrial estate between two high and spiky fences. The total distance is around 1600 metres and the height difference between the top and the bottom is about 70 metres. And its a fairly pleasant little walk. So, I’ll be doing this “officially” twice a year, probably in February and August each year. Any bother and ..well…there’ll be bother. Bruno will be coming with me. He likes that sort of thing.
I am a retired NHS Personnel person. All I do nowadays is walk about.
I used to have my pet dog Bruno with me (in the front page pic). he was Superdawg but he died. Now I have Lucky the pup. He's a bit like Bruno, only smaller and more suspicious.