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Hur w o r th Bu r n Reser v oir

HURWORTH BURN RESERVOIR WALK

A trail along some surfaced and grassy paths, through farmlands, encountering some steep inclines; muddy conditions in bad weather. Expect to use stiles, kissing gates, a narrow footbridge, and a section along a road with no pavemen
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This is one in a series of walks to help you Discover Brightwater.

Distance: 1.7 Miles 

Postcode: TS28 5NN (nearest) 

Grid Ref: NZ 40993 33242

What to expect from the walk:

A trail along some surfaced and grassy paths, through farmlands, encountering some steep inclines; muddy conditions in bad weather. Expect to use stiles, kissing gates, a narrow footbridge, and a section along a road with no pavement

POINTS OF INTEREST ALONG THIS WALK

Hurworth Burn station remains

Remains of Hurworth Burn Station

The remains of Hurworth Burn Railway on either side of the current cycle route. It was a railway station on the Castle Eden branch of the North Eastern Railway (NER) from 1880 to 1931.

cormorant bird

Wetland Birds

An array of wetland birds such as the Cormorant, a large and conspicuous waterbird. The Cormorant has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making it appear reptilian

HURWORTHBURN

The Dams

The Dams at the end of the reservoir. Hurworth Burn was dammed in the 1870s to provide water to the steam-powered boilers of Hartlepool’s famous ship-building industry

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