11. Garrigill to Ashgill Force circular walk (near Alston, Cumbria)
Ramble-ramblers-rambling-walks-walking-footpaths-bridleways: Illustrates Walk 3 "Ashgill Force" in Paul Hannon's "Walking Country - Alston and Allendale in the North Pennines" OR Walk 40 "Ashgill Force" in Alan Hall's "Dalesman walking Guides - North Pennines"
Walking along the clearly marked South Tyne Trail through the quiet fields and meadow lands, fit for any 'not to strenuous' walking holiday.
Climbing up towards the Ashgill Falls, a tributary of the River South Tyne has cut deep holes in the limestone and pupils from a Newcastle school were enjoying plunging into the pools.
Ashgill Force, hidden beneath the road from Middleton-in-Teesdale to Alston. There are traces of the lead and silver mining activities. South Tynedale lead originally roofed Windsor Castle.
Looking down 'Gerards Glen' heading back to Garrigill.
The lovely meadow fields above Garrigill.
This is what holidays should be about, but after a good walk!
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