2 friends and the coast to coast walk


It’s Amazing What’s on your Doorstep by theshed
December 26, 2007, 4:50 pm
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I grew up in a little town just south of Durham called Willington. It’s about 4 miles away from Bishop Auckland and there’s plenty of countryside around the place. Thing is when I was growing up I didn’t really bother stepping out and having a look at any of it. So I thought it was about time I did. Since it’s Boxing Day today as well we figured it’s a good time to walk off some of the Christmas excesses and go for a walk over to Bishop.

As a kid we did walk to Bishop or cycle over there but we always used to just go straight down the Bishop to Brandon Walk. It’s an old disused railway that’s been converted into a nice easy walk. This time though we decided to head down Stony Bank near to home and walk along the Weardale Way. The plan was to walk half-way to Bishop on the Weardale Way then up to the Bishop – Brandon walk for the rest of the way. A quick rest at my Gran’s flat in Bishop and then back along the Weardale Way before finishing going along the Bishop – Brandon walk. It turned out to be a lovely figure 8 walk and threw up a very nice little place just outside of Willington next to the river.

I took a couple of photos of Michelle while we were there and thought I should share.

Willington to Bishop 3

Willington to Bishop 4

Willington to Bishop 2

Turned out to be our first ladder crossing on any walk we’ve done and it also turned out to be a thoroughly nice walk.

You’ll find all the details on OS Map 305 or you can drop us a mail and I’ll give you directions!

Sid.

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