2019_10_05 Medomsley

Leader : Marg West.          Distance : 8 miles

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Marg reports :-

12 of us set off from Medomsley  (unfortunately Richard and Annette had to return home)

We headed south over the fields to Low Bradley then east passing Bradley Hall.

We crossed Pont Burn then made our way up through North Wood to Southfield farm then passed the 18th century Hamsterley Hall where we had our lunch stop on the bridge with Hamsterley Burn way down below

Then it was up to and along the road to join the Derwent Walk Railway Path. The Railway was opened in 1867 and ran from Consett to Swalwell

We followed the track for about 3 miles leaving it to continue over the fields and back to Medomsley where we finished off with a drink in The Miners Arms