Sunday, 6th May 2012
||Grassholme Reservoir, Harter Fell, Kirkcarrion,
Middleton in Teesdale, Hury Reservoir, Blackton Reservoir, Blackton
Bridge, Low Birk Hatt Farm, Hannah’s Meadow
||NY 929 219
||A dry day with some sunshine
and excellent visibility.
||Four members joined the leader for this
walk. For the first few miles the route loosely followed the Pennine
Way with diversions to Harter Fell and Kirkcarrion. The latter of
these is the site of a bronze age tumulus and reputed to be haunted.
We left the Pennine Way at Middleton in Teesdale and followed the
Tees Valley Railway Walk for a time. After leaving the Railway Walk
the route then crossed Romaldkirk Moor into Baldersdale. Crossing
the dam at Hury reservoir we followed the shore track and a
permissive path around Blackton reservoir to rejoin the Pennine Way.
Following the Pennine way for the next three miles we passed Low
Birk Hatt Farm, which is notable for being the home of Hannah
Hauxwell for many years. On our return to the car park we were
pleasantly surprised to find that it had been raining there and we
had missed it.
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