Deserted Medieval Villages

As you walk through this ancient landscape, ponder what caused our ancestors to leave.
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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: 14.4 km / 8.9 Miles

Postcode: DL2 2GZ (nearest)

Grid Ref: NZ 26727 17090

POINTS OF INTEREST ALONG THIS WALK

The Railway Path

The railway path, It originally connected Darlington North to Barnard Castle and the line first opened in 1856.

Archdeacon Remains

The remains of the Archdeacon of Durham's moated manor at Archdeacon Newton. Look out for the moat and the raised triangular platform at the north side of the field which is thought to have been the 15th century chapel.

Barred Warbler

It is one of the larger warblers, the male is easy to identify with his bright yellow eye and barred chest. The female and juvenile birds represent more of a challenge but size, wing bars, and bill are key identification points. Its size makes it a somewhat clumsy warbler and it is often heard crashing through bushes. Click the image to read more about warblers

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