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Holwick - Low Force - High Force circular, back to Holwick via Ore Carr and The Bands.


Cold, cloudy start and warm, sunny finish. Cool breeze.


Michelle, Michael, Evelyn, Ron, Sandy


Carol - horse watching

George B - sailing in Scotland

Bernie - 'out of synch'

Ashley - broken ankle repairing

Beth - shopping

Alyx - walking in Kielder with James



Re-run of last year's walk that was rained off.

Drumlins in the landscape. The Tees was very low - not much water in the falls. 'Heavy bags' filled with stones and gravel deposited along the way. New gates along the Tees path.

Excellent lunch spot with great views of High Force. The only drawback was that there were lots of visitors taking photos of the falls.

Boggy underfoot on the way back. Crossed lots of streams on stones. Lots of shooting butts, and dead rabbits in various stages of decomposition. Plenty of rabbit traps but no rabbits in them. There weren't many people apart from at lunchtime. Abundance of sheep statues - near the beginning, and towards the end a spectacular stile flanked by two stone sheep eating leaves on stone trees with grouse on top. The sheep looked like a walrus at first, until we drew closer. This was opposite Lord Strathmore's large hunting lodge.

There was a vintage derelict motorbike and sidecar with an L-plate in the village. Saw lots of little violas and wood anemones. Had a drink in the pub garden afterwards, sitting in the warm sunshine. Ron and Sandy had nice biscotti. There was apparently no chef, but there was a knowledgeable landlord who was able to tell us all about the rabbit traps.

Wildlife: mallards, gosander, dippers, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, various wagtails, lots of red grouse (including a pair), curlews, skylarks, friendly chaffinches at lunchtime, redshank, oyster catchers, buzzard, wheatear, swallows on the telephone wires, song thrush, pheasants. Rabbits - lots of live ones as well as the dead ones. Dead mole. Lots of little lambs. Curly cows - a big daddy with two little calves. Nice brown horse near the end.



The Lion and Lamb at Horsley

Photo Gallery

Holwick lambs

Holwick lambs


Evelyn on swinging bridge

Low force

Low Force

Stone sheep

Stone sheep


Sandy and sheep

Sandy feeds the sheep


High Force

High Force


Lunch stop

Lunch stop


Gnarled tree


By the Tees

Above High Force

Above High Force

Hunting lodge

Hunting lodge


Crossing in Stile

Negotiating stile

Negotiating the stile

Ron on stile

Ron and sheep

Back to Holwick

Back to Holwick


Vintage Motorcycle


Final refreshments


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