Forest- in- Teesdale 

Forest- in- Teesdale    F. Sarker & S. Gater.  11th August

The plan is to walk along the River Tees from Forest-in-Teesdale car park at Hanging Shaw towards Langdon Beck Hotel where we will enjoy a cup of tea or other refreshments, before a steady walk back along the hay meadows paths. The walk is described in a NPAONB brochure entitle ‘Upper Teesdale wildflower walk’ – click here for a copy.

While many wild flowers will have ‘gone over’ into fruit with the exceptionally dry weather we should still see some of the beauties that delight the dale. We should also see plenty of the waders and grouse that Teesdale is renowned for as well as invertebrates along the river and becks. Click here for a copy of another NPAONB brochure that covers area beyond the walk but describes the birdlife that we should encounter.

There are two meeting points for this visit.
10.30am: Abbey Road, Darlington to drive together to Forest-in-Teesdale.
11.30am: Hanging Shaw car park, off B6277 c1 mile north of High Force Hotel
Grid ref: NY867297
Post code for adjacent school: DL12 0HA

Terrain is a mixture of sloping fields to the river with some steeper gradients and riverside paths that vary from even to rough – wear strong boots and a walking stick might be useful. Dress according to the weather forecast and bring plenty of fluid and suncream if it is hot. Insect repellant might be helpful. Toilets, food and drink are available at Langdon Beck Hotel, but bring a picnic lunch.