Middleton-in-Teesdale to Kirkcarrion
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A walk which comes with a legend. Bridge Street leads downhill to cross the River Tees on the old county bridge built in the early 19th century. Once over the river and past the mart buildings keep straight on until a right turn (signed Holwick) is reached. Take that right turn. Then look for a footpath sign on the left (marked “Pennine Way”). This goes through a wooden gate and uphill. Further on, the Pennine Way begins to veer away from the direction of Kirkcarrion. Refer to OS Map OL31 for the best line of approach along public footpaths towards the distinctive tree covered knoll of Kirkcarrion. The views are terrific and even from a distance it is possible to detect the special atmosphere often associated with this place.
Archaeologists believe this has been the site of an ancient burial ground since the Bronze Age but its name derives from Caryn, the leader of the Brigantean tribe who was reputed to be buried here in pre-Roman times. Middleton-in-Teesdale. On-street parking. Please park considerately.
OS Map: OL 31
|Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|