St. Romald's church

St. Romald's Church

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Cotherstone - Egglestone Hall via Romaldkirk (7 and a half miles). Saga route: Cotherstone - Low Garth, returning via disused railway.


Sunny, 8 to 9 degrees C. Blinded by the sun, warm out of the wind - exceptional for January. Bernie took her coat off.


Ron, Sandy, Alex, Bernie. Carol and GG did the Saga walk.

Apologies and Excuses

Ashley - being a 'luvvie'. Excuse of the year

Beth - swimming party

George B - bad back

Evelyn - studying

Mike - buying Michelle's birthday present

Michelle - studying


Very muddy in places. Very nice walk along the river. Lots of pretty waterfalls. Bernie had her new rucksack (a Christmas present) with built-in plumbing (filled with lager?). Crossed over the River Bolder and down to the Tees - followed the Tees for about two and a half miles to Romaldkirk - very attractive - nice Anglican church. Lots of large houses. Met a very friendly dog. GG nearly fell in the river from the stepping stones. Came across four "half hunderthwaites" - purpose unknown. Ron and Sandy later discovered that Hunderthwaite is a small village between Romaldkirk and Cotherstone, so that's why the bridge stones had that name. Lunch on a very long Millennium seat at Egglestone.

Returned through Egglestone Hall grounds (as seen on tv) to a single track toll bridge across the Tees. Followed a high route back along the fields to the farm, passing the underground waterworks. At the farm came to a gate saying "Prohibited to Pass". Made a detour up a field and followed a tarmac road. The farmer had removed the way-markers. Cute puppy at a farm. Concrete stile with sheep eating behind it. There were people canoeing on the Tees. Found an escaped chocolate bar (fake Twix) on the path. Passed a pavilion which had a notice informing thieves that there was nothing of value inside. Visited a tea-room in Barnard Castle, and had toasted teacakes.

Wildlife: grey squirrel in a barn, second grey squirrel in a caravan park. Ducks, blue tits, grey wagtail, 2 buzzards, chickens, pheasant.

Evening meal

The Wheatsheaf, Callerton. Two for the price of one. Nice hot jaffa pudding. Generous portions - good value.

Picture Gallery

January's walkers

January's walkers

Egglestone Hall

Egglestone Hall

Little Gate

Little Gate



Lost and Found

Lost and Found

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