Walk - Hurworth Burn Reservoir Walk
One in a series of walks for children, produced by Bright Water Landscape Partnership.
Points of interest along the walk:
The remains of Hurworth Burn Railway on either side of the current cycle route. It was a railway station on the Castle Eden branch of the North Eastern Railway (NER) from 1880 to 1931.
An array of wetland birds such as the Cormorant, a large and conspicuous waterbird. The Cormorant has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making it appear reptilian.
The Dams at the end of the reservoir: Hurworth Burn was dammed in the 1870s to provide water to the steam-powered boilers of Hartlepool’s famous ship-building industry.
A trail along some surfaced and grassy paths, through farmlands, encountering some steep inclines; muddy conditions in bad weather. Expect to use stiles, kissing gates, a narrow footbridge, and a section along a road with no pavement. Distance: 1.7 Miles. Grid Ref: NZ 40993 33242.
Image: Brighwater Landscape Partnership.
Please visit - https://www.discoverbrightwater.com/hurworth-burn-reservoir-walk/ - for map and further information.
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|