2020_01_05 Shincliffe

Leader : Ann Barber.          Distance : 9.7 miles

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Ann reports:-

Shincliffe, Croxdale Hall,Sunderland Bridge, Durham City, Shincliffe.

14 walkers set off for a 9.7 mile circular walk from the Garden centre car park of Shincliffe village.  Through lanes and beautiful Butterby woods towards tiny hamlet of Croxdale Hall, just beyond which we stopped for coffee.  Next crossing the ancient Sunderland Bridge, and after some pavement walking, crossing into Burn Hall Woodland Trust nature reserve.  After fields, lanes, woods and a little more road walking the route enters the historic city of Durham, walking through the cloisters and entering Durham Cathedral.  Cobbled street walking and then a very pleasant riverside ramble past the university playing fields to return back to Shincliffe.  Post walk drink at the Rose Tree Inn.