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Hamsterley from Middleton-in-Teesdale
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Photo from the walk - Hamsterley from Middleton-in-Teesdale

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Durham

Author - Steven Wallace

Length - 16.5 miles / 26.8 km

Ascent - 2650 feet / 803 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This North Pennine walk explores the high land to the north-east of Middleton-in-Teesdale. The route includes wild moorland with the final section walking along the banks of the River Tees. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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