Fishburn & Bishop Middleham

Experience this rare landscape and ancient species, and journey through the first stronghold of the Prince Bishop’s
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What to expect from the walk:

Experience this rare landscape and ancient species, and journey through the first stronghold of the Prince Bishop’s. Walk along grassy paths, with steep muddy slopes in bad weather conditions, along road and river sides. Barriers include kissing gates, stiles and steps.

Distance: 11.7 km / 7.3 Miles

Postcode: TS21 4AD (nearest)

Grid Ref: NZ 36417 32149

POINTS OF INTEREST ALONG THIS WALK

Durham Argus Butterfly

The disused Bishop Middleham Quarry is a breeding site for the Durham argus butterfly, a local race of the brown argus food only in the northeast of England.

Red Helleborine

Bishop Middleham Quarry also holds one of he largest British populations of the dark red helleborine. Epipactis atrorubens; a survey in 2010 found nearly 1700 flowering spikes of this nationally rare species. Click the image to find out more about the Red Helleborine

Fishburn Airfield

This airfield was named 'Airfield of the year' by aviation magazine Flyer in 2004 for its welcoming atmosphere and bacon butties! Click the image to find out more about the airfield.

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