Fishburn & Bishop Middleham Circular Walk
**Please be advised that currently Holdforth Bridge is temporarily closed**
Experience this rare landscape and ancient species, and journey through the first stronghold of the Prince Bishops. A Discover Brightwater walk suitable for children/families.
Distance: 11.7 km / 7.3 Miles
Postcode: TS21 4AD (nearest)
Grid Ref: NZ 36417 32149
Points of interest along the way include:
Durham Argus Butterfly -The disused Bishop Middleham Quarry is a breeding site for the Durham argus butterfly, a local race of the brown argus food only in the northeast of England.
Red Helleborine - Bishop Middleham Quarry also holds one of he largest British populations of the dark red helleborine. Epipactis atrorubens; a survey in 2010 found nearly 1700 flowering spikes of this nationally rare species.
Fishburn Airfield - This airfield was named 'Airfield of the year' by aviation magazine Flyer in 2004 for its welcoming atmosphere and bacon butties!
Click HERE for more information and route.