Bishop Middleham & The Skerne

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What to expect from the walk:

Along grassy paths and some surfaced tracks, through farmland with grazing sheep and cattle. Some steep inclines and muddy surfaces in bad weather conditions. Barriers include gates, steps, stiles and narrow footbridges.

Distance: 4.5 km / 3 Miles

Postcode: DL17 9AR (nearest)

Grid Ref: NZ 3314 3147

POINTS OF INTEREST ALONG THIS WALK

Approximately 20 years ago to the south of Bishop Middleham village, a lake began to develop as a result of groundwater flooding. It is known locally as Castle Lake

Lapwing

The Lapwing, a familiar bird of farmlands and wetlands with distinctive rounded wings. Listen out for their piercing 'peewit' call which gives them their other common name: Peewit Click the image to discover more about the Lapwing. Image -Adam Jones

Deer Park Wall & St Michael's Church

This ancient wall is full of nooks and crannies, offering habitat for invertebrates, small mammals and birds. The church stands upon the hill south of the village and dates back to around 1230.

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